The University requests that any employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 or becomes aware that they may have been in close contact with someone who either has tested positive for or is suspected to have COVID-19 report the positive result or exposure using the CSUF COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. CSUF’s Infectious Diseases Response Team reviews and verifies COVID-19 confirmed cases and responds to concerns from the campus community on COVID-19.
The University provides notifications of close contacts and possible exposures to keep our campus community informed and to comply with applicable state regulations.
Although it may be concerning to learn that you are a close contact or that you were potentially exposed, if you have been vaccinated, your risk of transmission remains low. Within our campus community more than 75% of our students and 84% of employees have been vaccinated, which is the most effective way to mitigate the risk of transmission.
Detailed below is the process for how notifications are shared to keep our campus community safe.
Confirming COVID-19 Cases
When the University learns of a probable or confirmed case at any CSUF location, the COVID-19 Response Team contacts the individual and those identified as close contacts. The COVID-19 Response Team learns more about symptom onset and provides public health guidance for isolation, quarantine, and testing. For employees, MPP supervisors are notified and given information on required time away from campus if applicable.
- Close Contact
A member of the COVD-19 Response Team will contact individuals identified as being a close contact, and provide appropriate instructions. Close contacts are defined by Cal/OSHA and Orange County Health Care Agency as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
For employees, MPP supervisors are notified and given information regarding required time away from work if applicable.
- Potential Exposures
A member of the COVID-19 Response Team will identify where a confirmed case was on campus so this information can be posted daily on the Case Count and Exposure Dashboard.
If you were in these locations on this date, there is a chance you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. You do not need to self-quarantine. The risk of you developing a COVID-19 infection from this potential exposure is low; however, you should monitor yourself daily for COVID-19 related symptoms and continue to follow all other mitigation measures outlined in President’s Directive no. 22. If you do develop COVID-19 related symptoms, please submit an self report form.
If you wish to get a COVID-19 test, you can visit the testing page on the Titans Return website for information and to schedule an appointment.