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Dear SDSU Community,

We are writing to inform you that a student living on campus has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual, who has been asymptomatic, will be isolated on campus in one of the apartment rooms designed for just such a purpose.

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

The campus areas where this student spent time have already been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as part of enhanced daily cleaning practices at this location, and their residential area will be disinfected as appropriate.

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

As a further precaution, we encourage members of our campus community to monitor their health and well-being through Aug. 19. 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

Eric J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President - Business Operations

Cynthia M. Cervantes, M.B.A.
Director of the Office of Housing Administration

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