Contact Tracing

Delta College conducts contact tracing through our partners at Healthcare IT Leaders.

What is contact tracing?

Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19 by letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms. Learn more from the Centers for Disease Control.

When a positive case is reported to the College, Healthcare IT Leaders investigates and reaches out to close contacts with further instructions. The system is comprehensive and will help keep our campus safe.

Contact tracing badges are no longer required on the Delta College campus. (Dated: July 6, 2022)

Remember:

  • Testing will continue to be offered at Locke Lounge. A positive test at Locke Lounge is entered into the Healthcare IT Leaders system and immediately launches the contact tracing process.
  • If you test positive using an at-home test kit or at an external testing site, please report that here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/06f7e81cafb84843aaf45c2ecbc8a032
  • You can always call nurse triage as well at (209) 888-0480.
Questions & Answers (FAQ)
Why are we no longer using contact tracing badges?

Healthcare IT Leaders already performs comprehensive contact tracing for Delta College. Due to the duplication of efforts, the College administration is removing the contact tracing badge requirement.

Is this consistent with other colleges and universities?

Yes. Our research shows that most community college districts and California State University or University of California institutions are not using badge technology for contact tracing.

What should I do with my contact tracing badge?

Please hold onto your badge for now. The badges will no longer function. In the fall, we will provide instructions on how to return your badge on campus.

How can I request a new employee ID now that the contact tracing badge process is going away?

For a new employee ID, email Carrie McGrath at carrie.mcgrath@deltacollege.edu

What if I still need a student ID for summer?

You can fill out this form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/39eecab383af4852b5f38051dc2de9d3. Instructions on requesting a student ID for Fall Semester will be released at a later date.

I’m an employee. Where can I get more information?

New contact tracing MOUs with College bargaining groups are available here:

If you have additional questions, please contact campus.ready@deltacollege.edu.