By COVID-19 Response Team

DU has received calls and emails from students (and parents) concerned that their instructors have told them that they must quarantine or that class is canceled for two weeks because a student in the class has tested positive for the coronavirus. Please know that all close contacts of all individuals who test positive are contacted directly by the DU Contact Tracing team, who provide them with detailed instructions about quarantine. To date, there have been no direct exposures in a classroom. Faculty should not tell a student or a class to quarantine. Please allow the contact tracers to work with community members who may have been exposed; only they have the correct information to disseminate. Thank you for your continued patience.