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Reporting a Positive Case

To ensure that CSUSM can provide support and resources to faculty, staff and students with potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19, the university requests that individuals (or a designee) complete the form below. This information will also assist CSUSM and public health officials with monitoring the incidence of cases occurring in our community.

Please note: CSUSM is committed to ensuring that your submission remains private and only is utilized as a means to provide support and resources. Your submission is not a substitute for medical advice; we recommend that you call your medical provider for medical advice. If you are in medical distress, please call 911.

If you suspect you are infected or have been exposed to COVID-19, follow the steps from the CDC guidelines to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.


3 ways to report a case or potential exposure

Current Case Numbers

Currently Active Cases*

Case  Location  Students Employees Vendors Total
 On Campus 1 0 0 1
Off-Site Campus Program  1 1 n/a 2
Total Active Cases  2 1 0 3

Cumulative Cases to Date - Includes Active Cases*

 Case Location  Students Employees Vendors Total
 On Campus 18 13 2 33
Off-Site Campus Program  6 2 N/A 8
Total Cumulative Cases 24 15 2 41

 *Updated as of 11/25/20 

  • Term Definitions

    Active COVID-19 case:  Any individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation.

    On-campus case:  An active COVID-19 case in a member of the CSUSM community in which the individual was in a CSUSM facility during the time they were considered to be infectious. This includes students living in on-campus housing at the University Village Apartments or The QUAD.

    Off-site campus program:  An active COVID-19 case in a member of the CSUSM community in which the individual was participating in an official off-site campus program such as a clinical rotation or internship.

    Vendor/Contractor – A category of individuals that includes anyone who is not a CSUSM employee or student, but may have been on campus such as a vendor or contractor.

    Close contact – Generally considered to be a person who is determined to have spent approximately 15 minutes or more within six feet of an individual with an active COVID-19 infection during the time the infected person was contagious (regardless of whether facial coverings were worn or not).  Other things such as type of exposure, environmental factors (indoor or outdoor, e.g.), and other factors may be taken into consideration as well. 

    Isolate/Isolation – The separation of an individual who is positive for COVID-19 from others who have not tested positive.

    Quarantine – Separating oneself from others to closely monitor one’s own health for any symptoms of COVID-19 in the event exposure to a confirmed COVID-19 is known or suspected.

The numbers above include only those cases known to CSUSM, and is not inclusive of any positive cases impacting campus community members personally off-campus.

Any member of the CSUSM community who tests positive for COVID-19 (or is exposed by close contact with a confirmed positive case) will be advised to quarantine or isolate until meeting the quarantine requirements as set forth by the CDC and local public health officials. 

Student Housing (University Village Apartments and The QUAD) has reserved quarantine/isolation units for students living in campus housing who need a place to be safely in isolation or quarantine. Any employee or student who has had close contact with an infected individual will be notified and provided additional information on steps they should take, including self-quarantining.