COVID-19 Cases, Reporting and Notifications

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Fresno State follows the guidance of local, state and federal public health agencies when addressing confirmed coronavirus cases among its students, faculty and staff. The University is in regular contact with the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH), and has protocols in place with them to ensure quick and decisive communication and action as needed.

Please fill out this COVID-19 Reporting Form if you are: 

  • A Fresno State employee (State or auxiliary) and are currently working on campus (either full-time or intermittently) 
  • A student who is studying, working or living on campus 
  • AND you either test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or you suspect to have COVID-19, or if you are feeling ill. (As a reminder, your health information is confidential.)

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

As of Aug. 10, Fresno State is aware of fourteen (14) members of the campus community who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and who were on campus during the time when they may have been infected.  

This information is provided to Fresno State’s Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management by the FCDPH and/or the online campus reporting process. The University will update this webpage with the number of positive on-campus cases each Monday, as needed, to keep the campus community informed. Campus community members who are directly impacted by any particular case will be notified directly to ensure privacy and confidentiality, as required.

Consistent with the public health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for infectious disease response, any campus community member identified as having had close contact with these individuals while on campus or at a campus-affiliated location will be notified and may be told that they need to quarantine. Facilities that have been visited by those who test positive and/or had symptoms of illness are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected or temporarily closed, if appropriate.

COVID-19 Case Alerts

Fresno State will send a campus notification when 1) a public health agency and/or the campus has received notification through the online campus reporting process that a member of the community has a confirmed COVID-19 illness via a COVID-19 test AND 2) the individual was recently on the campus or other university-related instructional site during the time when they may have been infected.  

The following details Fresno State’s process for communicating known COVID-19 cases to the campus community.

Case Description, Confirmation Process and Notification Process

Asymptomatic individual quarantined due to exposure to sick people.

Confirmation Process Notification Process

Individual report or identified during contact tracing of confirmed case.  

No all-campus notification. 

 

Individual has mild flu or cold symptoms not consistent with COVID-19, per individual’s report of assessment by health care provider. 

Confirmation Process Notification Process

Individual report.

No all-campus notification.


Individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but no test confirmation; individual is advised by health care provider to isolate per CDC guidance.

Confirmation Process Notification Process

Individual report.

No all-campus notification, but Fresno State will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees if they were near or in direct contact, on a case-by-case basis. (Based on last contact on campus or in community and timing of symptom onset.)

 


Individual self-reports a positive lab test for COVID-19, with no direct contact to campus.
 

Confirmation Process Notification Process

Public health agency/testing provider confirmation via the individual.

No all-campus notification, but Fresno State will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees if they were near or in direct contact with the individual who tested positive.


Individual reports a positive lab test for COVID-19 and has had direct contact to campus. 

Confirmation Process Notification Process

Public health agency/testing provider confirmation to the individual and to Fresno State.

The campus community may be notified, depending on the circumstances of the individual. Fresno State will provide direct communication and guidance to students and/or employees if they were near or in direct contact with the individual who tested positive. This COVID-19 webpage will be updated accordingly.

Reporting Requirements for COVID-19

  • For all employees (including student assistants) working on campus
  • For students living on campus, authorized to be on campus and/or participating in campus-sponsored off-campus experiential learning (such as: service learning, internships and practicums)

In the event you test positive for COVID-19 

1. Contact Janell Morillo, associate vice president for Student Health, Counseling and Wellness, immediately          at 559.278.0276 or janellt@csufresno.edu.

    AVP Morillo will notify the appropriate campus officials, including the vice president for administration and the      director of environmental health, safety and risk management (EH&S).

2. Complete this online form.

3. If you are an employee or student assistant, notify your supervising manager.

4. If you have tested positive, you are required to isolate and not return to campus for at least 10 days. Prior to        returning to work, you will need to provide HR Benefits (benefits@mail.fresnostate.edu) a release from your        health care provider. If you are an employee, you may use available leave to cover a period of absence.

If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is strongly suspected to have COVID-19

1. Complete the online form.

    Once the initial report is received, EH&S will conduct the appropriate review and, if appropriate, take the              steps outlined above.

2. If you are an employee or student assistant, notify your supervising manager.

3. You may be required to stay quarantined for at least 14 days per FCDPH recommendations. 

4. Consider visiting one of the available testing sites in the county. Seek guidance from your health care                  provider.

For more information about reporting or what to do if you feel sick, please read this July 15 message to the campus community.