Notification of COVID-19 Cases on SJSU Campus
Sent: December 5, 2020
From: Traci Ferdolage, Senior Associate Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations
Dear campus community:
Effective January 1, 2021, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as CalOSHA, is requiring all employers to inform employees of positive COVID-19 cases at the worksite. As SJSU prepares for the implementation of this regulation, the university is providing information about positive cases that affected the academic campus for the week of November 29-December 5.
It is important to note that close contacts for each of these cases have been notified and if you were not privately notified, we have no reason to believe you interacted with the positive individual. After learning of each report, the building was cleaned and sanitized with a deeper level of sanitation performed for affected spaces, including high touch point areas like door handles, stairway railings, elevator buttons and bathrooms.
The cases where SJSU was notified between November 29-December 5 are:
- On Saturday, December 5, SJSU learned of a San Jose Public Library (SJPL) employee who has COVID-19 and was in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on Wednesday, December 2. The City of San Jose’s Emergency Operations Center has reported the case to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and will communicate directly with any close contacts determined during their case investigation.
- On Friday, December 4, a positive case was reported involving an individual who visited the Campus Village Market and the Dining Commons between December 1-3.
- On Thursday, December 3, a positive case was reported involving an individual who visited the Industrial Studies Building.
- On Thursday, December 3, a positive case was reported involving an individual who visited Yoshihiro Uchida Hall (YUH) between December 1-3.
As always, please continue to self monitor for COVID-19-related symptoms by using the SJSU COVID-19 Symptom Check Tool before coming to campus. If you are feeling ill, do not come to campus for work.
In order for us to notify students, staff, and faculty in a timely manner, we encourage everyone to notify us using the Report a Case protocol as soon as possible.
Remember to keep the Spartan Community Promise by practicing good hand hygiene, wearing a face cover in public settings, adhering to maximum room occupancies and maintaining physical distancing.
Senior Associate Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations