May 17, 2020

Dear Campus Community:

We learned today that a CSUCI employee has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The employee was physically on the campus within the last 14 days and is in self-isolation at their residence.

Due to personal privacy laws, the University is unable to release their identity and hopes you understand and respect their right to privacy. However, consistent with the protocols for infectious disease response, anyone identified as having had close contact with the individual has been notified and asked to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms.

According to information provided, the employee was on campus May 6-9, 2020, and worked in the Police Department located in Placer Hall. As part of the campus’ ongoing COVID-related operations to regularly clean areas, the Police Department has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

The incubation period for COVID-19 is up to 14 days. Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) guidelines indicate that if you have not yet developed symptoms, it is unlikely that you will at this point. However, if you believe that you may have visited the University’s Police Department in Placer Hall on May 6-9, you should be alert for symptoms of respiratory illness such as fever, cough or shortness of breath.

If you experience such symptoms, students should contact Student Health Services (SHS) at 805-437-8828 or their personal health care provider. Faculty and staff should contact their personal health care provider. Please make sure to call the SHS or your medical provider before visiting their location in order to receive advance instructions.

CSUCI will continue to implement safety protocols such as social distancing, cleaning surfaces and other hygiene measures that will help us reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We will also continue to work closely with VCPH and inform the campus of additional information as we become aware. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the affected individual for a speedy recovery.

Please visit our coronavirus website at go.csuci.edu/covid19 for resources and FAQs. Updates will also be provided on the University’s Information Hotline at 805-437-3911 or questions may be directed to csuci.news@csuci.edu.

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