COVID-19 Positive Case and Campus Operations Update

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:40pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Missy Brunetta, Director for Emergency Services and Associate Risk Manager
 
Campus Community,
 
We write to share with you that Sonoma State University is acting on a confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus. In compliance with HIPAA privacy rules, SSU will not release any identifying information involving the private healthcare of one of our campus community members.
 
Our primary focus is the health and safety of our campus community, and our mission remains empowering every student for success. The situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve in our region, and we must remain collectively vigilant. Individuals who are determined to have had direct contact with the COVID infected person will be contacted by the COVID Monitoring Team by the end of the day today.
 
In an abundance of caution, the entire Schulz Information Center with the exception of the Information Technology Suite, will be closed for the remainder of the week and through Monday. The areas of the building that have been directly exposed will be sanitized and cleaned in line with our rigorous response protocols. The Schulz Information Center will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m.
 
The Information Technology (IT) office suite was not impacted by this exposure. However, please contact IT if you have an appointment to access their offices today or tomorrow to confirm your appointment or reschedule, if needed.
 
If you have a critical or vital need to access the Schulz Information Center (except for the Information Technology suite) between Friday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 21, please contact the COVID Monitoring Team at covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu. All employees scheduled to work in the Schulz Information Center during this period may telecommute while the building is closed. Employees who are unable to telecommute may be eligible for leave or alternate worksite accommodations may be provided. Please contact Renee Senander and your supervisor for more information.
 
SSU continues to:

  • Stay in close touch with the affected individual to ensure that they are getting the care they need. We wish them well and will provide assistance in any way we can.
  • Remain consistent with the local public health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for infectious disease response.

Important Reminders and Resources

  • Wear a face covering
  • Practice physical distancing at all times
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizers provided
  • Stay home if sick or if anyone in the household is suspected COVID-19 positive
  • Follow the campus voluntary health screening protocol
  • Find up to date information on SSU’s response on the SSU COVID-19 webpages

Please take care of yourself, your family and fellow community members by following the recommendations of the federal, state and local health officials as we manage through this challenge together.
 
If you have any questions about any information included in this email, please contact emergency@sonoma.edu.
 
Stay safe and well.