Fresno State follows the guidance of local, state and federal public health agencies when addressing confirmed coronavirus cases among its students, faculty and staff. The University is in regular contact with the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH), and has protocols in place with them to ensure quick and decisive communication and action as needed.
Please fill out this COVID-19 Reporting Form if you are:
- A student living on campus, authorized to be on campus and/or participating in campus-sponsored off-campus experiential learning (such as: service learning, internships and practicums).
- An employee (State or auxiliary, including student assistants) working on campus or at an off-campus affiliated location (either full-time or intermittently).
- AND you either test positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, or you suspect to have COVID-19, or if you are feeling ill. (As a reminder, your health information is confidential.)
Before the start of the fall 2020 semester, Fresno State had 17 cases of COVID-19. As of March 1, Fresno State is aware of 136 members of the campus community who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and who were on campus during the time when they may have been infected.
This information is provided to Fresno State’s Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management by the FCDPH and/or the online campus reporting process. To keep the campus community informed, the University will continue to update the COVID-19 website weekly with the current number of positive cases since March 2020, and will update the campus community on a biweekly basis or more frequently, if directed by the Fresno County Department of Health as a result of a significant increase in the number of community spread case reports.
Consistent with the public health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for infectious disease response, any campus community member identified as having had close contact with these individuals while on campus or at a campus-affiliated location will be notified directly to ensure privacy and confidentiality, as required, and may be told that they need to quarantine. Facilities that have been visited by those who test positive and/or had symptoms of illness are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected or temporarily closed, if appropriate.