Contact Tracing at UTSA
San Antonio Metro Health investigates COVID-19 positive individuals and their contacts and is contracting with a community organization to deploy case tracers for the City of San Antonio and Bexar County as cases are reported. UTSA assists Metro Health in contact tracing, identification, and quarantine processes for students, staff and faculty potentially exposed to COVID-19.
To further support Metro Health and the City of San Antonio, UTSA has developed a contact tracing program. Dr. Erica Sosa, Associate Professor of Public Health, is leading a group of students—in a Special Topics course—to become contact tracers, to facilitate contact tracing amongst the Roadrunner community and connect individuals with resources, such as the Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff and Counseling and Mental Health Services for students. This undertaking has been developed in concert with UTSA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Beth Wichman, and Metro Health.