Do you have COVID-19 related concerns or questions?
Please visit the COVID-19 & Campus Updates website, or contact Covid-19 Response Team:
Phone: (209) 667-6500
Website: COVID-19 & Campus Updates
Please use the COVID-19 Reporting Form to report your positive case.
How contact investigation works at California State University, Stanislaus
After a positive test is reported on campus, a COVID-19 Specialist will:
- Collect information that will determine close contacts
- Notify close contacts and provide testing and isolation guidance
- Connect individuals with resources to support quarantine and care recommendations
What is a Close Contact?
A "close contact" is:
- In indoor spaces 400,000 or fewer cubic feet per floor, a close contact is defined as sharing the same indoor airspace as a COVID-19 case for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period during the COVID-19 case's infectious period.
- In large indoor spaces greater than 400,000 cubic feet per floor, a close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of the COVID-19 case for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period during the COVID-19 case's infectious period.
Stanislaus State Covid Response Specialists 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.
To minimize disruption to in-person classes, faculty are encouraged to establish a seating chart for in-person classes. Students are often unaware of the names of those seated near them resulting in the whole class deemed a close contact when one student tests positive. The ability to identify those who meet the definition of a close contact, will significantly minimize the number of students required to quarantine.
Stay Up to Date with Your Vaccines
Please visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccination Schedules.
Updated: February 27, 2023