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Dear SDSU Community,

We are writing to inform you that an independent medical contractor, who is not a university employee, who was recently on campus has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is recovering well and isolating away from campus. The contractor has not been on campus since July 30 and sought testing after beginning to feel unwell, which was confirmed on Aug. 1.

The contractor did not interact with any other SDSU employees outside of Fowler Athletic Center and was not in any other spaces utilized by the general SDSU community. We have quickly identified and have spoken with the individuals known to have been in direct contact with the contractor. All are following established public health protocols and exposure risk to others on campus is deemed very low.

The areas where this contractor spent time, which includes only Fowler Athletic Center, have already been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as part of enhanced daily cleaning practices at this location.

Due to privacy restrictions, we cannot share the name or additional details about the individual. Despite the very low risk to the campus, this message is being shared out of an abundance of caution with the community, and in alignment with SDSU's COVID-19 Case Communications Protocol.

As a further precaution, we encourage our campus community to monitor their health and well-being through Aug. 13. Please be aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your healthcare provider or a medical facility if you do not feel well. If you become ill, you are not to attend classes or go to work until you are well. Students should also inform Student Health Services by calling. 619-594-4325. Employees who become ill should remain home, inform their supervisors and contact Human Resources by emailing [email protected].

We encourage all on campus 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. Continue to rely on SDSU’s public-facing COVID-19 site for information and guidance.

Libby Skiles, Ed.D.
SDSU Student Health Services Director

John David Wicker, M.Ed.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

 
 
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