COVID Exposure, Symptoms, and Testing Positive

Faculty, staff, postdocs, and students must notify Stanford via HealthCheck when they:

  • Experience COVID-like symptoms.
  • Are a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID. The CDC defines a close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an individual who tested positive for COVID, during their infectivity period, for 15 minutes or more.
  • Are awaiting COVID test results, due to exposure or symptoms.
  • Test positive for COVID.

Notification via HealthCheck is required when an individual has been on campus within the previous two weeks or are expected to be on campus.

For more detailed information on this topic, please see the Health Alerts page on symptoms, exposure, and testing positive.