Because rapid identification of infection is crucial to controlling the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented contact tracing for the Babson community.
All Babson contact tracing will operate under the direction of our local boards of health in Wellesley and Needham for residential students and employees who live in those towns. Local boards of health will be contacted for those in other ZIP codes.
The Babson Health Services and Sports Medicine teams have completed contact tracing training and will assist in notification of students who test positive, and any close contacts identified as Babson or Olin College students.
Close contact is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a person with exposure to an individual with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes and within six (6) feet starting from two days before illness onset. Further information is available from the CDC.
If you are contacted by a public health official or contact tracing team member, answer your cell phone to protect your health, and the health of others.
Privacy of all persons involved will be respected. The name of the person with COVID-19 will not be revealed publicly or to close contacts by public health officials.