Do you have COVID-19 related concerns or questions?

For Students, contact Warriors Take Care Team
Phone: (209) 667-6132

For Faculty/Staff/Student Employees, contact Covid-19 Response Team:
Phone: (209) 667-6500

Report the following using the COVID-19 Reporting Form:

  1. If you are awaiting test results
  2. Tested positive for COVID-19
  3. If you were a close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19
  4. Experiencing symptoms
  5. Need to care for a K-12 child that needs to quarantine

All reported cases will undergo contact investigation.

How contact investigation works at California State University, Stanislaus

After a positive test is reported on campus, a COVID-19 Specialist will:

  1. Collect information that will determine close contacts
  2. Notify close contacts and provide testing and quarantine guidance
  3. Connect individuals with resources to support quarantine and care recommendations

Positive test results will be reported to Stanislaus or San Joaquin County Public Health per regulations outlined by Human Health Services.

What is a Close Contact?

A "close contact" is someone who was within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes, over a 24-hour period. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person has any symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19.

Incidental exposure such as walking by someone in the hallway, using the same equipment or the same area/room is not close contact.

Stanislaus State Covid Response Specialist will ONLY reach out to on-campus individuals identified as "close contacts" and will provide guidance on quarantine, testing and care per public health guidance.

Exposure & Testing Guidance

Stanislaus State Covid Response Specialists follow the CDCs and Public Health’s guidance to mitigate exposures. The current process is outlined in the flow chart.

This flow chart outlines the process that the covid response team follows to give guidance once someone has either been exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual or if they are in fact positive. This flow chart also outlines what steps one needs to follow either they are either fully vaccinated or not fully vaccinated.

Notification Guidelines

Stanislaus State ONLY notifies

  • Employees and students defined as a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19
    • In some circumstances, the close contact may be directed to isolate/quarantine (see decision tree above). 
  • When there is a potential worksite exposure
    Stanislaus State reports potential worksite exposures to COVID-19.
    • If you were in a worksite where a potential exposure occurred, it doesn’t necessarily mean you were exposed.
    • If you require isolation/quarantine as a close contact, then a member of the COVID-19 Response Team will contact you directly.
  • Facility managers when there is a need to clean or disinfect a facility because of a known exposure.
    • A thorough cleaning will be conducted in areas

You will NOT be notified…

  • When a student of yours is placed in isolation/quarantine
  • When a coworker is placed in isolation/quarantine
  • When a classmate is placed in isolation/quarantine
  • If contact tracers don't consider you exposed to COVID-19 or a close contact
  • Simply because you shared a classroom or workspace with someone diagnosed with COVID-19

CDC’s Guiding Principles for Fully Vaccinated People

  • Participate in many of the activities that they did before the pandemic.
  • Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel and from self-quarantine after travel.
  • You can travel.
    • If you travel in the United States, you do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.
    • You need to pay close attention to the situation at your international destination before traveling outside the United States.
    • You should still get tested 3-5 days after international travel.
  • You should still get tested if you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 5-7 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.
    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
    • If your test result is positive, isolate at home for 10 days.

Updated: November 18, 2021