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Contact Tracing at UTSA

San Antonio Metro Health investigates COVID-19-positive individuals and their contacts utilizing a robust internal case investigation and contract tracing team. They also may contract with a community organization to deploy case tracers for the City of San Antonio and Bexar County if an increase in case numbers are reported. 

The University is assisting Metro Health in contact tracing, identification, and quarantine processes for students, staff, and faculty who are not yet vaccinated and have been potentially exposed to COVID-19.  To further support Metro Health and the City, the University has developed a contact tracing program. The College for Health, Community and Policy will continue leading a group of students—in a Special Topics course overseen by Dr. Erica Sosa, Associate Professor of Public Health —to become contact tracers to facilitate contact tracing among the Roadrunner Family. UTSA has also hired trained staff to work with these student contact tracers/case managers. This undertaking has been developed in concert with UTSA’s Chief Medical Officer and Metro Health.