Contact Tracing - Quarantine - Reporting

(Page last updated 08/10/21)

SCPH needs assistance from Daycare/Schools to assist with identifying close contacts to the positive individual that needs to quarantine.

Daycare/Schools are responsible for determining who is a close contact and may need to work with the positive individual/individual's family to identify close contacts.  Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing helps protect you, your family, and your community by:

  • Letting people know they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and should monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Asking people to quarantine if they are a close contact

Q: Who is a  “close contact" that needs to be quarantined?


  • If you were exposed to an individual during their infectious period.  The infectious period is considered 48 hours prior to their symptoms starting (or 48 hours prior to the positive test, if no symptoms) through the isolation period (10 days).
  • If you provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19.  
  • If you had direct physical contact with the person (touched, hugged, or kissed them).  
  • If you shared eating or drinking utensils.  
  • If the positive individual sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.



Review the Ohio Department of Health's Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in K-12 Classroom Settings by clicking here.


You will need you to report the positive individual’s name and birthdate on our website.

  • An electronic submission form will then be emailed to the email address you provided.  Follow the direction in this email to provide the names and contact information of those individuals the school/daycare has identified that needs to quarantine.