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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case Information and Reporting

 

COVID-19 Dashboard: Fall 2021

San Diego State University is committed to reporting the number of student, faculty and staff cases of those who have had contact with any university location. 

The data below show the number of cases diagnosed for all individuals who have had any direct contact with an SDSU or SDSU Imperial Valley location. Last update: September 23, 2021

SDSU: San Diego Campus

No. of confirmed COVID-19 cases among students with campus access (total since Aug. 20, 2021) 

No. of confirmed COVID-19 cases among faculty and staff with campus access (total since Aug. 20, 2021)

Positivity rate for SHS-administered tests in the last 7 days ( 1,505 tests have been administered in the last 7 days)

SDSU: Imperial Valley Campus

The data below shows the number of cases diagnosed for all individuals who have had any direct SDSU Imperial Valley campus contact.

No. of positive cases among students (total since Aug. 20 2021) 

No. of positive cases among faculty and staff (total since Aug. 20, 2021 ) 

Case Notifications

Positive COVID-19 cases among students, faculty, staff and contractors who are physically on campus are documented and reported in accordance with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) requirements.

Confirming COVID-19 Cases

When SDSU learns of a probable or confirmed case at any SDSU location, the COVID Assessment & Response Team contacts the individual and those known to have been in contact with them. The Assessment & Response Team works to learn more about symptom onset, provide public health guidance for isolation, quarantine and testing, and to appropriately communicate information about the case.

Notification Process

Anyone confirmed as having had direct contact with someone who has tested positive will be notified and told to quarantine if needed based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. 

To keep the campus community informed of cases, SDSU relies on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, known commonly as the Clery Act, to guide communications decisions regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases. SDSU will provide notification of positive cases on the COVID-19 Dashboard when 1) a public health agency has confirmed via a COVID-19 test that a member of the community has the virus AND 2) the individual was recently on campus or a university-related instructional site. 

SDSU will generally not disclose more specific details about the location of individuals who have been infected for privacy reasons and also because avoiding the physical location does not inherently lower a person's risk of infection; getting vaccinated and maintaining healthy practices, to include washing your hands, are among the best methods to lower your risk.

Health and Safety Guidelines

As announced on July 27, the California State University system, of which SDSU is a part, requires that all members of the campus community get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to access campus facilities. SDSU also asks that all students, faculty and staff also follow the updated policy on facial coverings and general prevention

All should also monitor health and well-being daily and avoid coming to work and classes when presenting COVID-19-like symptoms. Campus policy requires these behaviors when on campus or in university facilities.

Please be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and do the following:

  • If you become ill, you are not to come to campus until you are well. We ask that you do this for your own wellbeing and for the health and safety of others.
  • Contact your healthcare provider or a medical facility if you do not feel well.
  • All faculty, staff and students should report positive COVID-19 cases or exposure concerns to SDSU — whether you test positive, or you know of a student, faculty or staff member who has tested positive or is experiencing symptoms — using the online reporting form. Doing so allows the university to ensure that students and employees receive appropriate support, and others are informed if they were in close contact with the individual who tested positive.
  • Employees who become ill should remain home, inform their supervisors and contact Human Resources by emailing [email protected] SDSU Research Foundation employees should email [email protected]. Associated Students employees should contact Human Resources at [email protected]. Aztec Shops employees should inform their supervisors and contact Human Resources at 619-594-7501 or 619-594-7602, or by emailing [email protected]
  • All supervisors who become aware of a COVID-19 case should report the situation to their dean and associate dean, Associate Vice President or Vice President. 

University Support

SDSU employees may be entitled to various benefits (SDSUid required) under applicable federal and state laws and university‐specific policies and agreements. 

If you have any questions about these benefits, please contact the Center for Human Resources, Benefits Services by calling 619-594-1144 or emailing [email protected]

  • Associated Students employees can contact their designated human resources contact by emailing [email protected]
  • Aztec Shops employees can contact Human Resources at 619-594-7501 or 619-594-7602, or by emailing [email protected].

If you believe you contracted a COVID‐19‐related illness as a result of your university employment, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits through the university. This may include hospital, surgical, and medical treatment, disability indemnity, and death benefits.

  • For more information, please contact the Center for Human Resources, Benefits Services at 619-594-1144 or [email protected]
  • Associated Students employees can contact their designated human resources specialist by emailing [email protected]
  • Aztec Shops employees can contact Human Resources at 619-594-7501 or 619-594-7602, or by emailing [email protected].

Any member of the SDSU community can report instances of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation using the online complaint form. Individuals will be contacted after submitting information and be provided with information on resources, interim remedies, reporting procedures and, if applicable, the potential for an investigation. 

Again, all on campus are encouraged to continue using these prevention techniques, including wearing facial coverings and following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection guidance to protect yourself and those around you. Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, and frequently, is one of the most important ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.