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.