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Student Illness

If you are too sick to come to class, stay home and notify your professors. Seek medical care, as appropriate. Contact the Wellness Center at (949) 214-3102 or [email protected] to make an appointment or self-report a communicable disease, like flu or COVID.

Students who miss class due to illness are to inform their professors about their absence and work with them on how to complete the course activities and assignments that they miss. A note from the Wellness Center or their healthcare provider is not necessary to verify these self-reported illnesses.

Regarding isolation, we will align our protocol with the state and county public health guidance to highly recommend (not require) isolation for students with communicable diseases, like COVID and flu, until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

COVID reporting Form for Employees

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, please click on the link below to submit a report to Human Resources. A Human Resources representative will contact you to provide you with instructions regarding quarantine and isolation protocols and to answer any additional questions you may have.

Q: What is the "infectious period"?
A: Effective January 9, 2024, CDPH has adopted the following definition of "infectious period," which now applies to the COVID-19 Prevention regulations:

  • For COVID-19 cases with symptoms, it is a minimum of 24 hours from the day of symptom onset. COVID-19 cases may return if 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and their symptoms are mild and improving, OR
  • For COVID-19 cases with no symptoms, there is no infectious period for the purpose of isolation or exclusion. If symptoms develop, the criteria above will apply.
  • The definition of "infectious period" will change if CDPH updates its definition in a regulation or order.

Q: What must an employer do if an employee claims a COVID-19 workplace exposure?
A: An employer should take any reports of exposure seriously and should investigate any evidence of an exposure. to determine if a close contact occurred. It is the employer's responsibility to determine if a close contact occurred and take appropriate steps in response (see Question 1 above).

Q: What are the criteria for a COVID-19 case to return to work?
A: An employee may return to work at the conclusion of their infectious period, as described above and in the State Public Health Officer Order.

Q: What are the criteria for an employee who had a close contact to return to work?
A: In non-outbreak situations, employers are not required to exclude close contacts, but employers must implement effective policies to prevent transmission after a close contact. Please refer to the section in this FAQ on CDPH's Isolation Guidance.

Q: Is a negative test required for an employee to return to work?
A: Employees can return to work without a negative test if they are no longer in their infectious period and wear a face covering until 10 days have passed since symptoms began or the date of their first positive test.


On-Campus Students

Currently attending classes on campus and/or living in the residence halls at the time of infection.

On-Campus Employees

Regularly reported to work on campus at the time of infection. This also includes employees of contracted vendors.

On-Campus Guests

Family members of employees who reside in on-campus housing. Includes students and employees who visit the campus for certain events but do not come to campus regularly. Also includes guests who had physical or close contact with at least one person while on campus.


Total number of positive cases reported to CUI, beginning July 1, 2022.


Total number of positive cases reported to CUI, beginning July 1, 2021.


Total number of positive cases reported to CUI, beginning July 1, 2020.


Persons who test positive as reported by the health department, as reported by the Wellness Center, or as self-reported. They may be symptomatic or asymptomatic and are in isolation either on or off campus.


Persons who were previously identified as “active” and have met the criteria for ending isolation.


Persons who tested positive and have died.

On-Campus Cases

Includes both the main campus and the Park Place campus, both in Irvine.

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