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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
Students 5
Faculty & Staff 41
Contractors 2
TOTAL
48

Figure 1. Positive cases by population (cumulative)
Case counts are updated each week (since March 2020)

About the data

These figures are based on cases reported to the University via the COVID-19 Symptom Tracking survey, EH&S, and/or Planning, Design, & Construction (PD&C). 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.

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.
  • 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 (refer to CDC explanations).

Weekly case counts

  • August 2020 (4 cases)

    August 1-8, 2020

    • 08/04/20: 2 students who were last on campus TBD (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
  • July 2020 (22 cases)

    July 1-4, 2020

    • 07/02/20: 3 staff from Facilities who were last on campus TBD (reported to the EOC)
    • 07/07/20: 2 staff from Facilities who were last on campus TBD (reported to the EOC)

    July 5-11, 2020

    • 07/06/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 26, 2020.
    • 07/07/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 1, 2020.
    • 07/09/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 7, 2020.
    • 07/10/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 7, 2020.

    July 12-18, 2020

    • 07/14/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 9, 2020
    • 07/15/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 10, 2020
    • 07/16/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 13, 2020
    • 07/17/20: 1 staff who works off-site.
    • 07/18/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus July 17, 2020

    July 19-25, 2020 

    • 07/21/20: 2 staff from UCPD who last worked on campus TBD (reported to the EOC)
    • 07/21/20: 1 staff who was last on campus March 13, 2020
    • 07/23/20: 1 staff who was last on campus July 14, 2020
    • 07/25/20: 1 staff

    July 26-31, 2020

    • 07/27/20: 1 staff who was last on campus July 21, 2020
    • 07/31/20: 2 staff

                   One who last worked on campus March 13, 2020
                   One who last worked on campus July 22, 2020

  • June 2020 (10 cases)

    June 1-6, 2020

    • 06/02/20: 1 individual who was last on campus TBD (reported to the EOC)

    June 7-13, 2020

    • No cases

    June 14-20, 2020

    • 06/18/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 10, 2020

    June 21-27, 2020

    • 06/26/20: 2 staff

                   One who was last on campus June 16, 2020
                   One who was last on campus June 24, 2020

    June 28-30, 2020

    • 06/29/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus June 24, 2020
    • 06/30/20: 5 staff 

                   One who last worked on campus March 13, 2020
                   One who last worked on campus June 24, 2020
                   Two who last worked on campus June 26, 2020
                   One who last worked on campus June 28, 2020

  • May 2020 (4 cases)

    May 1-2, 2020

    • 05/01/20: 1 staff from TBD who was last on campus 04/30/20 (?) (reported to the EOC)

    May 3-9, 2020

    • No cases

    May 10-16, 2020

    • 05/12/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus May 8, 2020

    May 17-23, 2020

    • 05/18/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus May 15, 2020
    • 05/21/20: 1 student (athlete) who was last on campus TBD (reported to the EOC)

    May 24-30, 2020

    • No cases

    May 31, 2020

    • No cases
  • April 2020 (8 cases)

    April 1-4, 2020

    • 04/02/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus March 16, 2020

    April 5-11, 2020

    • 04/06/20: 2 staff who work off-site.

    April 12-18, 2020

    • 04/15/20: 2 students in Housing who were last on campus April 15, 2020 (reported to the EOC)
    • 04/17/20: 1 contractor member from Plant Growth Environment facility who was last on campus April 15, 2020 (reported to the EOC)

    April 19-25, 2020

    • 04/22/20: 1 contractor from Dundee & Glasgow who was last on campus April 20, 2020 (reported to the EOC)

    April 26-30, 2020

    • 04/30/20: 1 staff who last worked on campus April 6, 2020
  • March 2020 (0 cases)

    March 1-31

    • No cases

Report a COVID-19 Positive Case:
UCR Employee COVID-19 Hotline

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 calling UCR Employee COVID-19 Hotline or completing the COVID-19 Symptom Tracking 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 are allowed to report on behalf of employees only if the employee is not able to self-report. 

  • 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. UCR Health case investigators will notify people in the community who are known to have come in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 once notified via the symptoms tool or hotline. 

    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, contact your health care provider. 
    • Complete the COVID-19 symptom monitoring survey prior to coming to campus.