COVID-19 Positive Cases On Campus

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 5:00pm

TO:    Campus Community
FR:    Missy Brunetta, Director for Emergency Services and Associate Risk Manager on behalf of the COVID Monitoring Team

Campus Community,

Sonoma State University was notified today of four positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. The dates of exposure associated with these cases are as follows. All exposures occurred between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Exposures occurred the following dates:

  • April 28 at the Cooperage
  • May 3 and 5 at the Recreation Center 
  • May 5 in a building on campus (Due to the small number of employees assigned to work in this building, the location is being withheld to protect the individual’s privacy) 

Individuals determined to have had close, direct contact with the COVID positive persons have been contacted by the COVID Monitoring Team based on university records and exposure investigations. Due to the length of time between confirmation of positive cases and notification of exposure to Sonoma State University, no buildings or areas will be closed for sanitation.

Our primary focus is on our campus community’s health and safety, and our mission remains to empower every student for success. The situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve in our region, and we must remain collectively vigilant. In compliance with HIPAA privacy rules, SSU will not release any identifying information involving the private healthcare of one of our campus community members.

Important Reminders and Resources

  • Wear a facial covering when inside any campus buildings at all times while on campus
  • Practice physical distancing at all times
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizers provided
  • Stay home if sick or if anyone in your household is suspected of being COVID-19 positive
  • Complete the daily wellness screening online.  Report COVID exposure or symptoms, even if you are vaccinated.
  • Find up to date information on SSU’s response on the SSU COVID-19 website 

Please take care of yourself, your family, and fellow community members by following the federal, state, and local health officials’ recommendations as we manage through this challenge together.

 If you have any questions about any information included in this email, please contact

Stay safe and well.