Story by Oscar Daniel Jimenez Iniguez
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has deactivated its emergency operations team on campus as COVID-19 moves into its endemic phase following Governor Newson’s announcement that California would end its COVID-19 state of emergency on Feb. 28, 2023 and record low cases rates and level of test positivity in Monterey County.
In an email sent out on Jan. 17 by CSUMB Campus, Communication informed students and staff that the University would continue to be mask-friendly throughout the semester and update on-campus cases and exposed locations on the COVID-19 Data website.
The University is continuing to offer single self-tests and vaccinations on campus through scheduled appointments with the Campus Health Center.
If you are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, CSUMB recommends not attending any classes or work until tested. If tested positive, they are urging those who are to complete a COVID-19 reporting form to help with campus exposure tracing efforts.
Contact and exposure made with someone confirmed to be positive, or someone you believe to be should be reported. The University also recommends getting tested within 3-5 days of the exposure and wearing a mask in all indoor public spaces for up to 10 days, even if no symptoms are exhibited.
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