COVID-19 Positive Cases on Campus

Monday, August 30, 2021, 5:15pm

TO: Campus community
FR: Kendall Newman, Operations Manager for Risk Management and Safety Services on behalf of the COVID Monitoring Team

Sonoma State University was notified of three positive cases of COVID-19 on campus. The exposures occurred on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, August 23, in Nichols Hall from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Monday, August 23, in Salazar Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 24, at Green Music Center from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, August 25, in Salazar Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 26, at the Green Music Center from 9 to 11 a.m. 
  • Friday, August 27, in the Student Center and Seawolf Plaza from 4 to 8 p.m.

One of the individuals who recently tested positive for COVID-19 attended Lil’ Big Nite on Friday, August 27. This event took place outdoors and if masks and all protocols were followed, the risk of transmission in this setting is relatively low.

  Individuals determined to have had close, direct contact and other exposures with the COVID positive person will be contacted by the COVID Monitoring Team within the next twenty-four hours, based on university records and exposure investigations. Due to the nature of the exposure, the areas where the COVID positive person was present have been cleaned, however no areas or facilities will be closed to the campus. 

Important reminders and resources:

  • Wear a facial covering when inside any campus buildings at all times 
  • Practice physical distancing when possible
  • 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 all COVID-19 exposure or symptoms, even if you are vaccinated
  • Find up-to-date information on SSU’s response on the SSU COVID-19 website 
  • Information on COVID-19 leave and benefit information for employees can be found on the Human Resources website

In compliance with HIPAA privacy rules, SSU will not release any identifying information involving the private healthcare of one of our campus community members. 

COVID-19 Testing Center: As a reminder, the COVID-19 testing center is open to the Seawolf community. Please check the COVID-19 information website for up-to-date dates and times. Appointments are not necessary, but pre-registration is required. Use this link to access the registration page: You will need your student or employee ID number to access this service.

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

Stay safe and well.