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
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.