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New Case Alerts

If you are a student or employee living or working on campus and exhibit symptoms, report your situation to CSUSM.

If you are concerned that someone in your residence hall or work space has COVID-19, report the situation to CSUSM.

If you are asymptomatic and have not been in direct, prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are considered by public health officials to be at low risk. Continue to monitor your health.

Notification Procedure

CSUSM relies on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, to guide communications decisions regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases. Per the Clery Act, CSUSM will send a campus notification when a public health agency has confirmed via a COVID-19 test that a member of the community has the virus and the individual was recently on or near the campus or other university-related instructional site.

The following details CSUSM’s process for potential COVID-19 cases and communicating to the campus community.

Asymptomatic individual

Case Description
Quarantined due to exposuure to sick people or post-travel.
Confirmation Process
Individual report or identified during contract tracing of confirmed case.
 
 

Mild symptoms not consistent with COVID-19

Case Description
Individual has mild flu, cold symptoms not consistent with COVID-19 per individual's report of assessment by healthcare provider.
Confirmation Process
Individual report.


 

COVID-19 symptoms, no test confirmation

Case Description
Individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but no test confirmation; individual is advised by health care provider to isolate per CDC guidance.
Confirmation Process
Individual report.
Campus Action
CSUSM will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees if they were near or in direct contact on a case by case basis.
 

Positive COVID-19 test, no campus contact

Case Description
Individual self-reports a positive lab test for COVID-19, but is outside of San Diego County with no direct contact to campus.
Confirmation Process
Public health agency confirmation via the individual.
Campus Action
CSUSM will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees if they were near or in direct contact with the individual who tested positive.
 

Positive COVID-19 test with campus contact

Case Description
Individual reports a positive lab test for COVID-19, confirmed by a public health agency, and has had direct contact to campus.
Confirmation Process
Public health agency confirmation to the individual and to CSUSM.
Campus Action
The campus community will be notified as necessary - CSUSM will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees if they were near or in direct contact with the individual who tested positive.