Advisory Log

We continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and well-being of students, faculty and staff are of utmost importance to us.


April 2020

April 2, 4:12 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 1,019 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 36 deaths.

April 1, 2:52 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 956 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 32 deaths.


March 2020

March 31, 4:51 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 890 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 30 deaths. 

The Shelter-in-Place Order has been extended through May 3.

March 30, 2:52 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 848 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 28 deaths.

March 28, 6:56 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 591 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 25 deaths.

March 27, 2:33 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 574 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 20 deaths.

March 26, 2:37 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 542 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 19 deaths.

March 25, 4:26 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 459 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 17 deaths.

March 24, 10:54 a.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 375 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 16 deaths.

March 23, 6:20 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 321 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 13 deaths.

March 23, 9:00 a.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 302 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including 10 deaths.

March 21, 3:04 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 263 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including eight deaths.

March 20, 4:25 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 196 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including eight deaths.

March 19, 2:39 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 189 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including six deaths.

March 18, 3:53 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 175 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including six deaths.

March 17, 2:23 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has now confirmed 155 cases of COVID-19 in the county, including four deaths.

March 16, 2:41 p.m.

At the time of this posting, SJSU has no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed 138 cases of COVID-19 in the county. Six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara County, have issued an order instructing residents to shelter in place. The order takes effect at midnight on March 17.

March 15, 12:25 p.m.

At the time of this posting, SJSU has no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed 114 cases of COVID-19 in the county.

March 14, 12:00 p.m.

At the time of this posting, SJSU has no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the county, raising the total to 91 cases. There are now two deaths due to COVID-19 in the county.

March 13, 11:57 a.m.

Santa Clara County has issued an updated order regarding gatherings. Any gathering with more than 100 people is now banned. Gatherings of 35 to 100 people are banned unless they meet five specific conditions. The order will take effect Saturday, March 14.

The county also announced there are now 79 confirmed cases in the county.

March 12, 7:25 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department says there are now 66 confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. 

March 12, 2:10 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed three new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county, bringing the total to 48 cases.

March 11, 2:25 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed three new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county, bringing the total to 45 cases.

March 10, 12:26 p.m.

Santa Clara County has issued a mandatory order to cancel all mass gatherings due to increasing rates of COVID-19 in the county. The order will take effect at 12 a.m. on March 11 and will go through the end of the month. Mass gatherings are defined as “any event or convening that brings together 1,000 or more people in a single room or single space at the same time.”

March 9, 3:12 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed the first death from COVID-19 in the county.

March 8, 1:12 p.m.

At the time of this posting, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed several more new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total to 37 cases.

March 7, 9:14 a.m.

At the time of this posting, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has announced four new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total to 24 cases.

Visit the FAQ page to learn more about how SJSU is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 5, 8:26 p.m.

At the time of this posting, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) has announced six new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total to 20 cases. The SCCPHD has also issued new guidelines for workplaces and businesses, large events and schools, among other groups. For schools, the SCCPHD recommends not closing at this time.

March 4, 5:16 p.m.

As of this posting, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has announced three new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total to 14 cases..

Visit the FAQ page to learn more about how SJSU is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 3, 6:01 p.m.

As of this posting, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU. Along with announcing two new cases of COVID-19 in the county, now totaling 11 cases, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department is providing new guidance to the community to protect persons at higher-risk of serious illness due to COVID-19.

Visit the FAQ page to learn more about how SJSU is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 2, 1:34 p.m.

As of this posting, there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU. The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total to nine.

March 1, 7:04 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in the county, bringing the total to seven. Two of the individuals had recently traveled to Egypt, and all three are hospitalized.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU.


February 2020

February 29, 6:04 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed a fourth case of COVID-19 in the county. The individual had contact with the third Santa Clara County case that was announced on Friday, February 28.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU.

February 28, 5:06 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has confirmed a third case of COVID-19 in the county.

There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SJSU.

February 26, 5:09 p.m.

The CDC has issued an updated travel advisory regarding international travel due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The following countries have restricted travel:

February 24, 5:47 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department recently released an update:

“The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County has fully recovered and has been released from isolation. He was never sick enough to be hospitalized. He isolated at home and was monitored by public health staff for the duration of his isolation. The second case remains in isolation.”

Currently, there is not an increased risk to residents of Santa Clara County.

February 7, 8:29 a.m.

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) recently released an update in regards to students, staff and faculty who may be returning from China.

If a student, staff or faculty member returned to the U.S. from mainland China on or before February 2, per SCCPHD advice, they may wish to consider staying home for 14 days since their return but it is not mandatory. They should also self monitor themselves for symptoms until the end of the 14 days.

If a student, staff or faculty member returned to the U.S. from mainland China on or after February 2, they should follow the federal travel screening guidance.

February 4, 3:53 p.m.

On Sunday, February 2, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) announced a second confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Santa Clara County. The second case was confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on Sunday. The two cases in Santa Clara County are not related to each other.

In their message, SCCPHD said there is no evidence to suggest that novel coronavirus is circulating in Santa Clara County and that the public is still at low risk. Both of the people affected by COVID-19 self-isolated themselves upon their return from Wuhan, China. Asymptomatic transmission of the virus has been documented, prompting the federal government to ask people returning from some parts of China to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days from their last day in China. In addition, a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers from the Hubei Province in China, where Wuhan is located, has been instituted. Upon arrival to the United States, travelers undergo health screening, and those with signs and symptoms of illness (fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) will undergo an additional health assessment.

The U.S. Department of State has also declared travel to China a Level 4: Do Not Travel.

San Jose State University continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak through regular communication with SCC Public Health. For symptoms, preventative care and other resources, scroll to the bottom of the page.

SCCPHD said Santa Clara County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good health hygiene since this is the height of flu season. Anyone with respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, sore throat, or fever, should stay home, practice proper cough etiquette and hand hygiene, and limit their contact with other people.

At this time, it is very important that faculty and staff accommodate those who may have recently traveled to China and are engaging in self-quarantine. It is equally important that we treat everyone with respect and make sure our community remains inclusive while taking appropriate preventative measures. For faculty and staff, please consult with your dean or supervisor if there are any concerns. For students, you are encouraged to talk with professional staff or faculty.


January 2020

January 31, 5:45 p.m.

In light of this afternoon’s announcement by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, it is important to note that there have been no cases reported to the university at this time.

The SJSU Student Health Center is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and is in communication with SCCPHD.