UArizona to Initiate Investigations of Positive COVID-19 Cases

The SAFER team, led by Kristen Pogreba-Brown in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will initiate investigations of positive COVID-19 cases to mitigate its spread and learn more about the risk factors.
March 27, 2020
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As the numbers of reported cases continue to climb, state and county public health departments are responsible for conducting all case investigations for confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.

The University of Arizona is working closely with the Pima County Health Department to handle reported positive cases. Students in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health who are part of the Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response, or SAFER, team will be investigating new cases of COVID-19.

In order to investigate all new confirmed positive cases among university students, faculty or staff, Campus Health will continue to report all diagnosed cases on the Campus Health COVID-19 website.

The SAFER team, led by Kristen Pogreba-Brown in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, will follow up with close contacts of positive-test COVID-19 cases to mitigate its spread. These public health measures will allow the university to collectively protect the community at large.