Have you, an employee, or a student in your class tested positive for COVID-19?

Click here to access the form to report to SAFER 

Reporting Your Own Positive Test Result

  • Completing this voluntary form helps the University of Arizona's SAFER team conduct contact tracing to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • Your contacts will be anonymously notified of a possible exposure. Your name will not be shared.
  • If you know an employee or student who tested positive, please share this with them so they can complete the form.
  • Employees and DCCs who have spent time working in UA facilities are also required to notify their supervisor immediately by phone or text if they test positive for COVID-19.
  • Completing the form takes about 10 minutes.
  • Please do not complete this if the positive result was more than 14 days ago.

Supervisor Reporting On Behalf Of An Employee

  • If you are a supervisor who knows of an employee who has tested positive, please click on the "report the positive status of my employee as their supervisor" link at the beginning of the form. 
  • To facilitate the contact tracing process and the SAFER team's ability to track campus clusters, you will be asked to provide the name of the COVID-positive employee. This is a recent policy change to our supervisor report system and all employee information will be kept confidential in accordance with HIPAA and FERPA.
  • Supervisors should also visit the COVID-19 Workplace Case Notification Protocol and Related Personnel Actions webpage for information and required next steps.
  • Please do not complete this if the positive result was more than 14 days ago.

Instructor Reporting On Behalf Of A Student

  • If you are teaching an IN-PERSON course in which the positive student is enrolled, complete the Instructor Reporting Form (IRF). Completing this form initiates the contact tracing process and allows instructors to get information and guidance from trained epidemiologists.
  • Please visit the Instructor FAQ webpage if you have additional questions related to your role in the COVID-19 response. 

If you have received a positive COVID-19 test result, follow the advice of your healthcare provider and review these recommendations:

Note: If you are a UA student, please click here to find out your next steps.

SAFER FORM FAQs

All positive COVID-19 tests are reported to their local health department per state law.  Through a partnership with the state and local health departments, the UA SAFER team has been trained and authorized to start the case investigations and contact tracing for faculty, staff and students associated with The University of Arizona.

The form will ask you to recall names and contact information (cell phone and email) for any of your close contacts who may have been exposed.  They will then be notified that they have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 – however, your name will not be shared in the process.  This rapid notification allows people to take public health action soon which can help reduce community transmission.

Yes, a SAFER team member will call you in 24-48 hours to ask more specific questions about your illness and make sure your data is recorded it the state’s public health system. During that time, you will also have the opportunity to add other contacts you may have recalled and they will be notified as well.  Additionally, you may also be contacted by the local health department.

Completing the form is voluntary.  We still encourage you to let your close contacts (within 6ft for 15 minutes or more) know that you received a positive COVID-19 test result.  They can, in turn, monitor their health, watch for symptoms, and take extra precautions for the 14 day period since the exposure occurred. 

University Instructor Reporting Form (IRF) FAQs

All positive COVID-19 tests are reported to the local health department per state law.  Through a partnership with the state and local health departments, the UA College of Public Health’s outbreak response SAFER team (SAFER) has staff and students that have been trained and authorized to perform contact tracing for faculty, staff and students associated with The University of Arizona.

The IRF provides a mechanism for instructors who are teaching IN-PERSON to report knowledge of COVID-19 cases in your classes. Students are not required to tell faculty when they have a positive test, but often they choose to do so. In order to track potential clusters of cases, public health investigates when there are 2 or more cases in a 2-week time period in the same location.

This form allows instructors to report cases to SAFER, a group working directly with Pima County Health Department, and get information from trained epidemiologists on campus.

The secure form can be found here: https://redcap.link/CovidReporting

The link is also available on this Campus Health website for SAFER.
(the main link is the same if you need to self-report or report as a supervisor)

This form is secure and HIPAA protected. This process has been reviewed by the University’s privacy office, Office of General Council, and the Pima County Health Department. SAFER has access to ALL positive case data for anyone in the County as an arm of the health department so they already know the person’s case status. This form simply makes it easier to determine what exposures they may have had and if others in the same place are also infected. SAFER will not share your report with the student(s).

The form is very easy to fill out and requires your information, the location and name of your course, and name of the student(s) of concern. If two or more students are thought to have tested positive for COVID-19, we will ask where they sit in relation to each other and any other information you may know. Transmission in the classrooms has been shown to be rare and we know that students who socialize in class often socialize outside of class. By having as much information as possible we can rule out transmission in the classroom or suggest mitigation strategies if there is any concern.

SAFER will add this information to the case investigation and we will use this to conduct enhanced contact tracing. You will have the option to request to speak to an epidemiologist if you have additional questions. If so, a member of the SAFER team will contact you within 24-48 hours.

Students will be contacted by SAFER regardless of whether you report to us. We also ask them directly what in-person courses they are taking. This reporting simply makes our team aware of cases that may be clustered in space and time.

Our suggestion would be to let students know at the beginning of the semester that if more than one person in the class were to become infected, the UA SAFER team will be doing a more thorough investigation to ensure the classroom remains as safe as possible. Letting students know that there is a plan in place if something were to happen, though unlikely, will hopefully reinforce our commitment to keeping them as safe as possible.

No, it is not necessary to fill out the IRF for students who test positive if your course is in a 100% remote setting. 

Filling out the form is voluntary. The goal of this process is to enhance the contact tracing on campus.