COVID-19 Housing Community Updates Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:53 pm
Good Evening Residents,
Last night, out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after learning of their possible exposure to the virus at an out-of-state conference, we instructed some members of our community to remain in their rooms until we had an opportunity to review this situation with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). After consulting with the OCHCA this morning, all but three of these students were released from their restriction and approved to resume their regular routine. Each of the three students are in self-isolation off campus as a precautionary measure, in accordance with guidance provided by the OCHCA. To be clear, there are no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Cal State Fullerton, nor within the housing community. All of the students involved remain well and have not presented with symptoms.
Keeping the community safe is our most important priority. As I mentioned in my last email, you have seen increased measures taken at the Gastronome. Additionally, disinfecting and sanitizing of common areas and bathrooms have increased in frequency. We have plans in place to increase social distancing within the community should the need arise.
As a general reminder, please self-monitor for the following symptoms:
- Perceived or measured fever of 100.4 degrees F of higher;
- Cough or difficulty breathing;
- If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical care. Call the health care facility ahead of time, alert them of your symptoms and await instructions. Should you need assistance from the Student Health Center, please call 657-278-2800.
Also, the Center for Disease Control recommends that we all help respond to this public health threat by taking simple, everyday precautions such as:
- DO NOT ATTEND CLASS (or eat in the Gastronome) IF YOU ARE SICK OR SYMPTOMATIC. SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSEN.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
As President Virjee stated in his email, this situation continue to be fluid and ever-changing. The university alongside local health agencies are monitoring the impact of the CSUF community closely and are committed to sharing information with you as it is available. For more information, visit Cal State Fullerton’s COVID-19 website at http://coronavirus.fullerton.edu/.
We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation during this time.
Housing and Residential Engagement