Close Contact with Confirmed Cases

Definition of “Close Contact”

What is the definition of “close contact”? What should I do if I come into “close contact” with someone who has been diagnosed to have COVID-19?

“Close contacts” are individuals who, from 2 days before the first symptoms of the infected case became apparent or, in an asymptomatic case, from 2 days before the case’s first positive test, engaged with an infected person in mask-off activities (e.g. eating or drinking together) or mask-on activities within a poorly ventilated area for 30 minutes or longer.

However, those individuals who came into contact with an infected person are not considered as “close contacts” if the potential contact was wearing (1) two surgical masks OR (2) a surgical mask plus a reusable mask OR (3) a single K94 or N95 mask, AND the test positive case was wearing at least a surgical mask.

If you have “close contact” with an infected person, please return to the campus no earlier than 7 days from the last date of contact with the infected person. Please undergo a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test on a daily basis during the 7-day period.

If you feel unwell, please seek medical attention at designated clinics or call the hotline 1 836 115 for advice.
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Date of report

Student / Staff / Visitor

Faculty / Unit

Hall / College

Close contact details

Close contact date

Last visit to campus and location

Remarks

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

18 Feb - 5/F Lab Blk

23 Feb

Staff

Science

N/A

Non-HKU family member 

N/A

17-Feb - 5/F CYP

23 Feb

Student

Science

N/A

N/A

19 Feb - 4/F CYP

23 Feb

Staff

Science

N/A

N/A

18 Feb - 2/F, 3/F&6N KBS, 1/F HC, Union Restaurant

23 Feb

Staff

Education

N/A

N/A

17 Feb - 4/F MW

23 Feb

Staff

Law

N/A

Non-HKU family member or friends

N/A

21 Feb - 3/F CCT, Starbucks Coffee, Union Restaurant, Law Library, Café 330, Subway

23 Feb

Staff

Library

N/A

Non-HKU family member or friends

N/A

16 Feb - LBO, Cafeteria by Favilla, Union Restaurant

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

19 Feb

22 Feb - 5/F William MW Mong Blk

23 Feb

Staff

TTO

N/A

Non-HKU family member or friends

N/A

21 Feb - 2/F PS, UHS

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU Member

N/A

20 Feb - Blk T, QMH

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU Member

17 Feb

17 Feb - G/F and 1/F PMB

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU Member

N/A

18 Feb - 1/F PMB

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU Member

N/A

18 Feb - 2/F, JCBIR

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU Member

N/A

17 Feb - 5/F William MW Mong Blk

23 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU Member

19 Feb

22 Feb - 5/F William MW Mong Blk

23 Feb

Staff

Education

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

16 Feb - 4/F MW

23 Feb

Staff

Arts

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

7 Feb - 4/F CRT

22 Feb

Staff

Social Sciences

N/A

Non-HKU member

N/A

17 Feb - 11/F CJT, Library, Gourmet Asia, Alfafa, Super Sandwiches, Swire Canteen, Cafe 360

22 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU member

N/A

17 Feb - 1/F The Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research

22 Feb

Staff

Business and Economics

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

21 Feb - 4/F KK

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member or friend

N/A

17 Feb - PMB

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

HKU staff

18 Feb

18 Feb - 7/F Lab Blk

21 Feb

Staff

HKIHSS

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

18 Feb - 2/F MH

21 Feb

Staff

Engineering

N/A

Non-HKU member 

N/A

10 Feb - 7/F HW

21 Feb

Staff

Arts

N/A

HKU staff

N/A

11 Feb - 6/F CRT

21 Feb

Staff

Engineering

N/A

Non-HKU member 

N/A

18 Feb - GH 

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

18 Feb - 5/F William MW Mong Blk

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

14 Feb - 5/F Lab Blk

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

10-Feb - 2/F KCT

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

17 Feb - L2-61, Lab Blk

21 Feb

Staff

Engineering

N/A

Non-HKU member

N/A

11 Feb - 5/F HW

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU member

N/A

15 Feb - PMB

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

15 Feb - G/F & 1/F PMB

21 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

17 Feb - PMB

20 Feb

Student

Science

N/A

HKU current student/staff

N/A

19 Feb - 4/F CYP

Visited Library on 18 Feb

20 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU member

N/A

11 Feb – G/F PMB

20 Feb

Staff

Arts

N/A

HKU staff

11 Feb

18 Feb - 6/F CRT, The Bridge, Coffee Academics

20 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

18 Feb – 19/F Blk T, QMH

20 Feb

Student

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

18 Feb – 19/F Blk T, QMH

19 Feb

Staff

Science

N/A

Non-HKU member

N/A

14 Feb – 2/F JL

19 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU family member

N/A

16 Feb – 5/F William MW Mong Blk 

Tested negative on 19 Feb

19 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

HKU staff

17 Feb

17 Feb – 9/F Lab Blk 

19 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

HKU visitor

17 Feb

17 Feb – 7/F Lab Blk

19 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

HKU visitor

18 Feb

18 Feb – 7/F Lab Blk

19 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

HKU visitor

18 Feb

18 Feb – 7/F Lab Blk

19 Feb

Student

Medicine

N/A

HKU visitor

18 Feb

18 Feb – 7/F Lab Blk

18 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

17 Feb – QMH

18 Feb

Staff

Engineering

N/A

HKU student

N/A

16 Feb – LG3, CB

Tested negative on 17 Feb

18 Feb

Staff

Arts

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

17 Feb – 9/F CRT

Tested negative on 18 Feb

18 Feb

Staff

CSE

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

14 Feb – SHSC

18 Feb

Staff

CSE

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

13 Feb – SHSC

PCR test results pending

17 Feb

Staff

Science

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

11 Feb – CYP

RAT negative on 17 Feb

17 Feb

Staff

Medicine

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

16 Feb – QMH

RAT negative on 15 and 16 Feb

17 Feb

Staff

Arts

N/A

Non-HKU famiy member

N/A

16 Feb – CPD

PCR test results pending


Cleaning and disinfection have been / will be carried out in all affected areas.
All HKU members who came into close contact with the cases have been / will be advised to go for testing.