The Marshal’s Office announced an update regarding a process for reporting cases or suspected cases on July 20.
This online reporting system is available to all students, faculty, and staff, and is managed by the COVID-19 Investigation Operations Center in conjunction with the Brazos County Health District (BCHD). The operations center will be managed by Texas A&M faculty, BCHD employees, and A&M system employees. Reports collected during this process will be used to conduct contact tracing and provide informational assistance to those who use it.
Students and employees should complete this form if they:
- Are diagnosed or tested positive for COVID-19
- Experience the symptoms of COVID-19
- Have been in close contact with a positive or suspected case, including roommates, family members or roommates.
Aside from self-declaration, forms can also be submitted on behalf of a person meeting the above qualifications. Those who submit reports on behalf of an individual should not disclose the illness of the affected individual to other employees, faculty, or students.
After submitting a report, the operations center will contact the person concerned and begin contact tracing procedures, while maintaining the confidentiality of all personal information. The COVID-19 Reporting Committee, led by the Office of Risk, Ethics and Compliance, will access reports and use all non-personal information to work with Texas A&M Facilities Services and other offices to contain the spread of the virus.
“By adhering to the following reporting processes and protocols, students, faculty and staff will help maintain the confidentiality of personal and medical information as required by applicable laws and improve the health and safety of our campus communities.” , indicates the press release.
Questions regarding the COVID-19 reporting form and process should be directed to [email protected]