If You May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

In an effort to track and control the virus, Bucknell has implemented these steps for employees who may been exposed to COVID-19.

What to Do About Possible Exposure

If you may have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19: 

  • Follow the precautions recommended by the CDC
  • Review the CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of your potential exposure
  • Monitor your health for symptoms of the virus, including cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills or new loss of taste or smell
  • Follow guidance about staying home from work given to you by a health care provider, public health official or the University

What to Do if You Have Symptoms

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms:

Human Resources will notify your supervisor and others as appropriate, in accordance with recommended guidelines.

What to Do if You’re Sick

  • Follow these CDC-recommended steps
  • Don't return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met
  • Contact Human Resources for Bucknell-specific guidance

Contact Tracing

If you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, a member of the Contact Tracing Team will call you and provide instructions. You will also be contacted if you have a positive result on a COVID-19 test or have symptoms. This call could come from a number you don't recognize. It is important that you answer calls to your phone and comply with the instructions that the contact tracers provide.

Learn more about contact tracing

When You Can Return to Work

You can come back to work once you have been cleared by your health care provider or a public health official, or once you have met the University's current guidelines.