Positive COVID-19 Case on Campus

Friday, January 22, 2021, 4:30am

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

Campus Community,

We write to share with you that Sonoma State University was notified today of a positive case of COVID-19 on campus. The dates for exposure associated with this case are January 7 and 8, primarily in the area of the Facilities Corporation Yard. Individuals who are determined to have had direct contact with the COVID infected person have been contacted by the COVID Monitoring Team. 

Due to the duration of time that has transpired since this person was on campus, no buildings or areas will be closed due to this exposure, but the areas in which the COVID infected individual was present have already been cleaned. 

Our primary focus is the health and safety of our campus community, 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 building
  • 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
  • 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.