The fifth COVID-19 case on California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) campus was reported on Oct. 1. All students were sent an email that same evening around just before 6 p.m. confirming the case. The email did not specify if it was a student or faculty member who was infected but said the individual had “general campus access.”
According to the email, the individual was last seen on Sept. 28 to access a restricted building on campus. After discovering the person tested positive for the virus, all COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing and face-covering were followed to ensure the building was properly disinfected. “The building was subsequently cleaned and sanitized, and the risk to the campus community is considered low to medium … if you are not contacted, no specific action is necessary,” the email said.
CSUMB has been under the shelter-in-place order since March 12 and the campus population has been drastically reduced to stop the spread of the virus. This has yet to change and is a continuation of the response by CSUMB to the ongoing public health crisis and world-wide pandemic. The email sent to students said because of this, “there are no public gatherings on the campus, so the potential risk for the spread of the disease is considered low.”
In Monterey County residents can get tested for COVID-19 for free, regardless if you have medical insurance. Testing sites can be found on the Monterey County website.
Visit CSUMB’s COVID related information page for more info: https://csumb.edu/health/coronavirus-information