Reporting Requirements for COVID-19

July 15, 2020 

 

For faculty, staff and student assistants who are working on campus this summer and/or in the fall, please be advised of the following campus protocols:

A. In the event you test positive for COVID-19 

1. Contact Janell Morillo immediately at 559.278.0276 or janellt@csufresno.edu and complete this online form.

     AVP Morillo will notify the appropriate individuals, including the Vice President for Administration and the             Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management.

     Once the initial report is received, university officials will take the following immediate actions: 

    • Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) will:
      • Determine where on campus you have been, identify any campus individuals with whom you have been in contact, and assess if anyone should self-quarantine due to possible exposure.
      • Determine if any campus areas need to be specially cleaned and disinfected, or closed for a period of time. 
      • Provide guidance to managers about what needs to be communicated to other employees with whom you may have been in direct contact. 
      • Notify Human Resources (university or auxiliary) who will contact you to initiate the worker’s compensation claim process and leave options, as appropriate.
         
    • Facilities Operations (Custodial Services) will coordinate the cleaning and disinfecting of required areas, and will coordinate with EH&S.

2. Notify your supervising manager.
 
3. If you have tested positive, you are required to isolate and not return to campus for a period of no less than        10 calendar days. Prior to returning to work, you will need to provide HR Benefits                                                  (benefits@mail.fresnostate.edu) a release from your health care provider. You may use available leave to            cover a period of absence.
 
4. As a reminder, your health information is confidential. After you have reported to AVP Morillo (and completed      the online form), the campus will take reasonable steps to protect your confidentiality. 

B. If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive or is strongly suspected to have COVID-19

1. Complete the online form.

    Once the initial report is received, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) will investigate and, if                        appropriate, take the steps outlined in scenario A (above).
 
2. Notify your supervising manager.
 
3. You may be required to stay home (quarantine) for a minimum of 14 calendar days per Fresno County              Department of Public Health recommendations. If it is not operationally feasible to telecommute, there are a        number of leave options available.
 
4. Consider visiting one of the available testing sites in the county. Seek guidance from your health care                  provider.
 
5. As a reminder, your health information is confidential. After you have completed the online form, the campus      will take reasonable steps to protect your confidentiality.

C. If you have been on campus and/or are expected to report to work on campus and do not feel well or you are showing signs of illness 

  • If you have COVID-19 related symptoms, you are required to stay home for a minimum of 10 calendar days and NOT come to campus.
  •  Common COVID-19 symptoms include, but are not limited to: 
    • Fever (100.4 degrees F or higher) or feeling feverish or have chills.
    • Respiratory symptoms including cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and/or runny nose.
    • Please review the CDC’s COVID-19 symptom information page for the full list of symptoms.

1. Seek guidance from your health care provider. Consider visiting one of the available testing sites in the                county.
 
2. Complete the online form.
 
3. Notify your supervising manager.
 
4. There are a number of leave options available if telecommuting is not feasible. HR Benefits will coordinate          these with you. You may need to provide HR Benefits a release from your healthcare provider prior to                  returning to work.
 
5. As a reminder, your health information is confidential. After you have completed the online form, the campus      will take reasonable steps to protect your confidentiality.

Important Reminders and Resources

  • Wear a face covering. (See the campus April 13 communication and updated guidance from the State.)
  • Practice physical distancing, of six feet or more.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
  • Use hand sanitizers provided. 
  • Stay home if you are sick or if anyone in your household is suspected to be COVID-19 positive.
  • It is recommended that employees working on campus email their manager each day to confirm they are not ill and not experiencing any of the above-listed symptoms. Please refer to the Voluntary Health Screening communication for the campus process, established on March 30.
  • Links to campus, local, state and federal resources are available here

Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the health and well-being of our campus community.

 

Janell Morillo, associate vice president for Student Health, Counseling and Wellness

Lisa Kao, director of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management