Report COVID-19 Case or Exposure
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.
Whenever the university receives notice of a probable or confirmed case on campus, exposure notifications are provided to those who may have been exposed. Notifications are provided in order 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 83% of employees have been vaccinated, which is the most effective way to mitigate the risk of transition.
Detailed below is the process for probable or confirmed cases on campus and 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, 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 those individuals who may have been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case. These individuals will receive a notice of potential exposure via email.
If you receive this notice you are not required to quarantine nor are you considered a close contact. The purpose of this notification is to remind individuals of the need to monitor daily for any symptom development and to follow all other mitigation measures outlined in President’s Directive no. 22. For employees, the MPP supervisor will be copied on this communication.
See attached template to employees/contractors
See attached template to students
- Campus Dashboard
CSUF provides weekly updates on COVID-19 cases reported on campus via the COVID-19 case count dashboard.
You can also find information on cases in Orange County by visiting the Orange County Health Care Agency case count dashboard.
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.