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Dear SDSU Community,

Per our campus communications protocol, we are writing to inform you that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is the second person within the same team to test positive for COVID-19. The employee had limited contact with those outside of their immediate team, to include other staff, students and faculty, and is recovering well and isolating away from campus. The employee has not been on campus since the early morning of July 29, and sought testing after learning of the exposure to COVID-19, which was confirmed on July 30.

The employee did not interact with any other SDSU employees outside of their immediate team. We were able to quickly identify and speak with the individuals known to have been in direct contact with the employee. All are following established public health protocols and exposure risk to others on campus is deemed very low.

As a precaution, the areas where this employee spent time are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected in addition to our already enhanced cleanings of campus spaces. Those areas include partial spaces within Storm Hall and Storm Hall West, the Fowler Athletic Center, Peterson Gym, the PSFA Annex, Arts and Letters, and Nasatir Hall.

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 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. 12. 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

Kimberly H. Carnot, JD
SDSU Facilities Services Director

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