University to launch COVID-19 tracing and support unit

Belgian university UCLouvain will launch its own tracing and support unit for students testing positive for coronavirus as of 8 February, reports The Brussels Times.

According to a press release, the university is counting on “tracing, reporting and testing” to allow students to come back to campus as soon as the government gives its green light for activities to resume. A call centre will contact students and staff who have tested positive, with two goals: to provide support and guidance to students, but also to trace their contacts within the university.

The strategy was developed in collaboration with Ghent University, which has been providing similar support since October.
Full report on The Brussels Times site