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Campus COVID-19 Worksite Notification

The CSUSM COVID-19 Case Daily Dashboard lists campus worksites at which a positive COVID-19 individual was present during their infectious period.

Learn about the campus worksite COVID-19 exposure notification process as well as resources and benefits available to you by expanding the topics below.

  • Notification Process

    Campus notifications about potential COVID-19 on-campus exposures are required pursuant to California Labor Code §6409.6, and Title 8 California Code of Regulations §3205. 

    When CSUSM is notified that a positive COVID-19 individual was present on campus during their infectious period, the University will investigate the case; directly contact employees and students who have been identified as close contacts as soon as possible; and post the affected campus worksite(s) and date(s) on the CSUSM COVID-19 Case Daily Dashboard within one business day.

    Employees who work on campus and students who live on campus or attend classes on campus are advised to check the dashboard daily to determine if they were present at the same worksite(s) on the same day(s) as the positive individual.

    Being present in the same location on the same day does not mean you have had close contact with the positive person, and public health officials have determined there is a low risk of exposure for those who have not been in close contact with an infected individual. The current Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines define close contacts as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or 2 days prior to test results for asymptomatic patients) until the time the patient is isolated.

  • Cleaning & Disinfection

    The campus has developed and implements a disinfection and safety plan in accordance with CDC guidelines. When an on-campus COVID-19 case occurs, Safety, Health & Sustainability works with Facility Services to assess the level of cleaning, disinfection, and/or decontamination of building spaces required and will notify departments if those procedures will affect their operations.

    Facility Services is adhering to CDC guidelines with increased cleaning frequencies and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces in all common areas, public spaces, break rooms, kitchenettes and other areas throughout campus. For more information, visit the Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfection Plan.

  • Testing

    Frequent testing for COVID is one way we can keep each other and our families safe. FREE COVID tests are available to the campus community through the County of San Diego testing site located at the Viasat Engineering Pavilion.

    Individuals with positive results should report their results on the CSUSM case reporting form. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, please alert your healthcare provider and contact your supervisor.

  • Benefits

    As a CSU employee, you may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University‐specific policies and agreements including, but not limited to, the following:  sick leave;  vacation leave; Family Medical Leave (FML); and workers’ compensation.

    For Stateside Employees: General information about benefits can be found on the campus benefits page. If you have questions about your specific benefits, please contact the Office of Human Resources at hrbenefits@csusm.edu.

    For Auxiliary Employees: If you are a CSUSM Corporation, ASI, Inc., or other Auxiliary employee, please contact CSUSM Corporation Human Resources at mhinojos@csusm.edu

  • Workers’ Compensation

    If you believe you contracted COVID as a result of your employment at CSUSM, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

    For Stateside Employees: If you would like more information, please visit the Workers’ Compensation page or contact the Office of Human Resources at hrbenefits@csusm.edu.

    For Auxiliary Employees: If you would like more information, please contact CSUSM Corporation Human Resources at mhinojos@csusm.edu

  • Reporting Concerns

    If you see any activity that may be jeopardizing your health and safety or violating the San Diego County Health Orders, please report it as soon as possible to Safety, Health & Sustainability at shs@csusm.edu, 760.750.4502, or Report a Safety Concern. For emergencies and/or criminal matters, contact University Police: 9-1-1 or 760.750.4567.

  • Policies Against Discrimination and Retaliation

    California State University San Marcos, prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation against its campus community, including Students, Staff, Faculty, and Third Parties.  CSU Executive Order 1096 is the Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Employees and Third Parties and Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Employees and Third Parties (Revised August 14, 2020). CSU Executive Order 1097 is the Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students (Revised August 14, 2020).  

    For additional information or to file a complaint, please visit https://www.csusm.edu/dhr/ or contact the Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation (DHR) Administrator at gmendez@csusm.edu.   

  • Reporting COVID-19 Exposures or Positive Cases

    If you believe that you may have been exposed to the COVID‐19 case(s) listed in the dashboard, please reach out to the CSUSM C4 team at covidcasereporting@csusm.edu.   

    If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have contracted COVID-19, please immediately notify the C4 team at covidcasereporting@csusm.edu, 760.750.7475, or through the CSUSM Case Reporting form.

    The C4 team will provide you with additional information and may also determine that you must be excluded from work pursuant to Title 8 California Code of Regulations § 3205(c)(10). In addition, if you are excluded from work, you are entitled to continue to receive your full pay and all other employee rights and benefits as if you had not been removed from your job, provided that (1) you are able and available to work during the period of exclusion; and (2) your exposure to or illness from COVID-19 was work-related.

  • General Campus COVID-19 Information

    For updates and the latest information for the CSUSM community about COVID-19, please visit the CSUSM as One page. By working together, we can limit the spread of the virus and protect each other and our families.

  • COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)

    The COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) is designed to control exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may occur in our workplace. Key components of the Return to Campus Program, Research Reactivating Guidance, and the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) directly support the aims of the CPP at CSU San Marcos.