Contact tracing helps isolate cases and identifies close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for a disease in order to stop the chain of transmission. For COVID-19, close contacts are defined as someone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes. Read more about contact tracing at IU.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has issued several executive orders over the last few months, including a statewide mask mandate in public areas. Counties in Indiana are required to follow executive orders but are also permitted by law to enact any further orders deemed necessary to protect citizens. Three counties that have IU campuses have taken further measures.