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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases On-Campus (Since July 1, 2022)

Last updated September 26, 2022

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (January 2020 - June 2021)

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases (July 2021 - June 30, 2022)

This data is made available to inform our CUI community about the number of laboratory-confirmed positive cases that have been reported to the Wellness Center and Human Resources. Data shown reflects self-reports from persons who were on campus at the time of infection. Persons who were identified as close contacts will be notified and given further instructions and support. To protect the privacy of the individuals affected, we are not in a position to provide additional information. It’s important to note that CUI will not send out emails each time a case or suspected case of COVID-19 is reported. Instead, the dashboard will be updated when each confirmed case is reported.

For all other inquiries, please contact [email protected].


Keeping our Community Safe

Masks

The California Department of Public Health announced that effective March 1, 2022, it is lifting the requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in most public indoor settings and businesses. The requirement is being replaced by a strong recommendation.

CUI will align its protocols with this update. This means that unvaccinated persons will not be required to wear masks indoors on CUI’s campuses. No person can be prevented from wearing a mask if they choose to do so.

Vaccines

Vaccine Champion University

All CUI students and employees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. Please note, the choice to vaccinate lies with each individual and receiving the vaccine is not a requirement for attending classes, living in the residence halls, or for employment with Concordia.

If you have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection or your vaccination status has changed, please upload your vaccination records or proof of a positive test via Concordia’s Medicat website link. You can also view a tutorial video with instructions on how to upload your vaccination record. Updated vaccination information is important to help the Wellness Center determine an individual’s requirements for quarantine.

Upload Vaccine Info Tutorial Video

Vaccine Resources

Individuals can register and search for appointments on several available vaccine registration platforms.

  • Contact your PCP or insurance health group
  • Orange County Public Health sign-up: Othena
  • California sign-up page: My Turn
  • Pharmacies including CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are also offering appointments

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. We will assist you in navigating the course of your illness and provide support as needed, like professor notification and isolation/quarantine.


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.

COVID-Reporting

Guidelines for Students

If you are concerned that you may have COVID and are wondering what to do, take a COVID home test and if negative, you may attend class or other campus activities. Retest in 1-2 days. Appointments are available at the Wellness Center for COVID testing. Please note that we do not distribute free home test kits as our supplies are not packaged for individual use.

For students, Concordia University Irvine is following the Orange County Health Officer's & Recommendations for the general public.

  • Students who test positive may return to class as early as Day 6 if symptoms are not present or are resolving, and an antigen test collected on day 5 or later comes back negative. The student may end isolation after 10 days regardless of antigen test results.
  • Close contacts do not have to quarantine, as long as they continue to test negative.
  • Masks are recommended but not required in public indoor settings.

Guidelines for Employees

Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19

Requirements apply to all employees, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms.

  • Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded from the workplace for at least 5 days after start of symptoms or after date of first positive test if no symptoms.
  • Isolation can end and employees may return to the workplace after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving, and a diagnostic specimen (Antigen test preferred) collected on day 5 or later tests negative.
  • If an employee’s test on day 5 (or later) is positive, isolation can end and the employee may return to the workplace after day 10 if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
  • If an employee is unable or choosing not to test, isolation can end and the employee may return to the workplace after day 10 if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
  • If an employee has a fever, isolation must continue and the employee may not return to work until 24 hours after the fever resolves without the use of fever reducing medications.
  • If an employee’s symptoms other than fever are not resolving, they may not return to work until their symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.
  • Employees must wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days.

Employees Who Are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19

For employees who are asymptomatic. Applies to all employees, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Exposed employees must test within three to five days after their last close contact. Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested unless symptoms develop.
  • Employees must wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days after exposure.
  • If an exposed employee develops symptoms, they must be excluded pending the results of a test.
  • If an exposed employee who develops symptoms is unable to test or choosing not to test, they must be excluded until 10 days after the date of symptom onset.
  • If an exposed employee tests positive for COVID- 19, they must follow the isolation requirements above.
  • If an employee’s symptoms other than fever are not resolving, they may not return to work until their symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.
  • Employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted

For employees who are symptomatic. Applies to all employees, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Symptomatic employees must be excluded and test as soon as possible. Exclusion must continue until test results are obtained.
  • If the employee is unable to test or choosing not to test, exclusion must continue for 10 days.
  • If the employee tests negative and returns to work earlier than 10 days after the close contact, the employee must wear a face covering around others for 10 days following the close contact.
  • CDPH recommends continuing exclusion and retesting in 1-2 days if testing negative with an antigen test, particularly if tested during the first 1-2 days of symptoms.
  • For symptomatic employees who have tested positive within the previous 90 days, using an antigen test is preferred.

Guidance provided by the CA Department of Industrial Relations

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