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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases

In an effort to keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on campus, the university will report the number of positive cases with direct on-campus impact by updating the table below on a weekly basis. Additional information will be provided through case investigation to individuals who have had exposure until the time the patient is isolated.

  POSITIVE CASES
cumulative
Students 37
Staff & Faculty 43
Contractors 7
TOTAL
87

Figure 1. Positive cases by population1
(cumulative from 03/01/20 - 10/23/20)


cases timleine

 

8
positive

5,301
tested

0.15%
positivity rate

Figure 2. Student positivity rate2 
(cumulative from 09/01/20 - 10/23/20)


county covid-19 dashboard

Figure 3. Riverside County cases3
Source: Riverside University Health System 
(updated 10/22/20)

Weekly case counts

  • October 2020 (12 cases)
    • 10/01/20: 1 student who was last on campus on October 1, 2020 in Dundee (on-campus testing)
    • 10/01/20: 1 student who was last on campus on October 1, 2020 in Pentland (on-campus testing)
    • 10/02/20: 1 student who was last on campus September 25, 2020 in School of Medicine Education building
    • 10/03/20: 1 student who was last on campus September 30, 2020 in Oban (reported to OEM)
    • 10/08/20: 1 staff who was last on campus September 29, 2020
    • 10/08/20: 1 student who was last on campus October 1, 2020 in EH&S (on-campus testing)
    • 10/08/20: 1 student who was last on campus October 1, 2020 in Glen Mor (on-campus testing)
    • 10/13/20: 1 student who was off-campus (on-campus testing)
    • 10/16/20: 1 staff who was last on campus October 13, 2020 in Planning, Design, and Construction
    • 10/12/20: 1 staff who was last on campus October 13, 2020 in The Barn
    • 10/14/20: 1 student who was last on campus October 15, 2020 in School of Medicine Education building
    • 10/18/20: 1 student who was last on campus October 20, 2020
  • September 2020 (24 cases)
    • 09/04/20: 1 contractor who last worked on campus August 31, 2020 at North District (exterior)
    • 09/14/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 27, 2020
    • 09/20/20: 1 student who was last on campus January 5, 2020
    • 09/20/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 31, 2020
    • 09/22/20: 2 students who were last on campus September 18, 2020, and September 26, 2020
    • 09/23/20: 1 student (on-campus testing)
    • 09/24/20: 3 students who was last on campus July 31, 2020, and September 23, 2020
    • 09/25/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus September 15, 2020
    • 09/25/20: 3 students who were last on campus September 18, 2020, and September 23, 2020
    • 09/25/20: 2 students (on-campus testing)
    • 09/26/20: 2 students who were last on campus September 23, 2020
    • 09/26/20: 1 student (on-campus testing)
    • 09/27/20: 1 student 
    • 09/29/20: 1 student who was last on campus September 23, 2020
    • 09/29/20: 1 student (on-campus testing)
    • 09/30/20: 1 student who was last on campus March 13, 2020
    • 09/30/20: 1 student (on-campus testing)
  • August 2020 (16 cases)
    • 08/04/20: 2 students (reported to the EOC)
    • 08/06/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 27, 2020
    • 08/07/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 30, 2020
    • 08/10/20: 2 staff who last worked on campus July 23, 2020, and July 8, 2020
    • 08/14/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus August 7, 2020
    • 08/15/20: 2 contractors who last worked on campus August 11, 2020 at North District (building A)
    • 08/18/20: 3 staff who last worked on campus July 20, August 10, 2020, and August 12, 2020
    • 08/20/20: 2 contractors who last worked on campus August 18, 2020 at North District (building A)
    • 08/25/20: 1 student who was last on campus August 30, 2020
    • 08/31/20: 1 student who was last on campus August 31, 2020 in Bannockburn (reported to OEM)
  • July 2020 (19 cases)
    • 07/01/20: 2 staff who last worked on campus March 13, 2020, and June 26, 2020
    • 07/02/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 25, 2020
    • 07/01/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 28, 2020
    • 07/06/20: 2 staff who last worked on campus June 25, 2020, and July 1, 2020
    • 07/09/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 7, 2020
    • 07/09/20: 1 student who was last on campus July 9, 2020 in Plaza (reported to OEM)
    • 07/10/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 7, 2020
    • 07/14/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 9, 2020
    • 07/16/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 13, 2020 (off-site)
    • 07/18/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 18, 2020
    • 07/20/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 8, 2020
    • 07/21/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 16, 2020
    • 07/23/20: 2 staff who last worked on campus March 16, 2020, and July 14, 2020
    • 07/27/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 21, 2020
    • 07/30/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 17, 2020
    • 07/31/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 13, 2020
  • June 2020 (5 cases)
    • 06/19/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 10, 2020
    • 06/26/20: 2 staff who last worked on campus June 24, 2020, and June 26, 2020
    • 06/29/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 24, 2020
    • 06/30/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 24, 2020
  • May 2020 (3 cases)
    • 05/12/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus May 8, 2020
    • 05/18/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus May 15, 2020
    • 05/21/20: 1 student (athlete) (reported to the EOC)
  • April 2020 (8 cases)
    • 04/02/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 16, 2020
    • 04/06/20: 2 staff who work off-site.
    • 04/15/20: 2 students in Housing who were last on campus April 15, 2020 (reported to the EOC)
    • 04/17/20: 1 contractor from Plant Growth Environment facility who was last on campus April 15, 2020 (reported to the EOC)
    • 04/22/20: 1 contractor from Dundee & Glasgow who was last on campus April 20, 2020 (reported to the EOC)
    • 04/30/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus April 6, 2020
  • March 2020 (0 cases)

    March 1-31

    • No cases
Reference
1 Source: UCR Health, On-campus testing Lab, OEM | Data updated: weekly
2 Source: Student Health Services | Data updated: weekly (testing occurs Mon-Thu)
3 Source: Riverside University Health System | Data updated: Mon-Fri 

About the data

These figures are based on cases reported to the University via the: 1) Daily Wellness Check survey, 2) on-campus testing lab, and/or 3) Office of Emergency Management (OEM). As it is possible that not all cases are reported to the University, the information above may not include all cases among the campus community. For more information, refer to the COVID-19 Symptom monitoring and reporting procedures for covered employees and supervisors..

Community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 continues locally, in our region and in the United States. Wearing masks when around others, practicing physical distancing and other precautions are vital to slowing this outbreak. Visit the California Department of Public Health Coronavirus website to view information and statistics by county and statewide.

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Definitions

  • EXPOSURE: Contact with an individual for greater than 15 minutes, less than 6 feet apart, and one or both individuals was not wearing a face covering / mask with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) within two days of symptom onset or for individuals without symptoms, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection (as explained by the Riverside Department of Public Health).
  • POSITIVE: Individual was on campus within 2 days of symptom onset or receiving a positive test and/or individuals with direct on-campus impact who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently self-isolating.
  • POSITIVITY RATE: Percentage of students who tested positive out of total tested on campus. Staff and faculty are not included because they are generally tested by their medical provider and/or county testing sites. Student surveillance test data is provided by ITS.
  • ISOLATION: Separation of an individual who is positive for COVID-19 from others who are not sick.
  • QUARANTINE: Separation of an individual who is known to be exposed to COVID-19 from others who are not known to be exposed. For more information refer to CDC explanations.

Version history

  • 09/10/20 Numbers were updated to match official reports via the Daily Wellness Check survey
  • 10/02/20 Weekly case counts were corrected to match date reported to the University 
  • 10/05/20 Student positivity rate added, based on-campus testing lab
  • 10/12/20 Weekly case counts were corrected to match data from on-campus testing lab 
  • 10/19/20 County cases added 

Positive cases

  • How to report a positive case

    Employees who test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed are asked to report this information to campus by: 1) Call Wellness Hotline (844) 827-6827 or, 2) Complete the Daily Wellness Check survey. This will also initiate follow-up from Human Resources, case investigation, and other campus support departments. Supervisors also may use this number to report an employee who has a confirmed positive test. Supervisors should submit a report only if: 1) employees are unable to self report, or 2) there is uncertainty that employees reported themselves. Supervisor reports can be made by providing employee’s contact information (name, personal phone, and email) via email to COVID19@medsch.ucr.edu.

  • Case investigation

    Case Investigation is critical to helping stop potential spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the health of vulnerable people in our community (refer to the CDC guidance for people who may have been exposed to COVID-19). 

    Employees. A case investigators will notify employees who suspected have come in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 once notified via the hotline or survey. 

    UCR will not release the name of the person and requires that the entire community support efforts to protect other's privacy. Further, during the case investigation process, it is very important that individuals are truthful and thorough about where they have been and who they were around to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

  • A healthy campus is in our hands

    Take responsibility for your health and protecting others

    • Wear a face covering
    • Follow physical distance guidelines and keep at least six feet between you and other individuals not in your immediate family. 
    • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. 
    • Avoid large gatherings.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away

    If you feel sick:

    1. Self-isolate
    2. Notify your supervisor
    3. Contact your healthcare provider
    4. Complete the Daily Wellness Check survey prior to coming to campus, or if changes occur (e.g., you begin you feel sick, receive positive test result, or are notified that you came in close contact with an individual who has COVID-19).