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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases On-Campus (Since July 1, 2021)

Last updated May 23, 2022

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

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

COVID-19 Testing

Every residential address in the U.S. is eligible for 2 orders of 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 antigen tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your FREE rapid antigen test kits here.

Rapid antigen tests are also available in the Wellness Center for the following cases. Appointments are necessary.

  • Students with COVID symptoms
  • Students and CUI Employees testing out of isolation or quarantine

Employees who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should test off campus through their healthcare provider or at home. COVID test kits are now easily accessible and free or reimbursable by your insurance.

CUI has also partnered with Color to provide PCR testing for students and employees, with or without COVID symptoms. Testing with Color will be available every Mon/Tue/Wed in the CU Arena from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm through the end of Spring 22 semester. Students can set up an account with Color through MyCUI to expedite testing. Test results will be texted directly to the individual within 2-3 days.


Symptom Checking

It is recommended that all CUI students take their temperature and complete a daily health assessment. Resident students should perform these checks before leaving the residence hall in the morning, and commuter students are asked to conduct temperature and symptom checking before coming to campus. Students who report symptoms will be advised to stay home until contacted by the Wellness Center for assessment and guidance.

Athletes have a reporting tool that meets the NCAA guidance, called ARMS COVID-19. Student athletes who report symptoms will be contacted by an athletic trainer and referred to the Wellness Center, as needed. Contact your coach if you have questions regarding set-up and protocol.

How to Report Self-Illness

Contact the Wellness Center at (949) 214-3102 or [email protected].

If you are ill, but your symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and notify your professors that you are unable to attend class due to illness.

If a student exhibits any of the symptoms indicated on the CDC website or app, they should not come to class or attend other campus activities. Likewise, commuter students should not come to campus. Contact the Wellness Center and your medical provider immediately for further instructions.

For Employees to Report Exposure to or a Positive COVID-19 Test Result

If you have been identified as a close contact (within six feet for fifteen minutes or longer) of a positive Covid-19 case or if you have tested positive yourself, 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


Quarantine & Isolation

The Wellness Center will follow the Orange County Health officer's Orders & Recommendations pertaining to isolation and quarantine of persons who are identified as having COVID-19 infection or close contacts of infected individuals. Vaccination status of affected individuals will have a significant impact on their restrictions.

For students living on campus, temporary rooms will be available to them along with meal deliveries.

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.

Cumulative

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

Active

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.

Recovered

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

Deceased

Persons who tested positive and have died.

On-Campus Cases

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

To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine

Spring 2022 Semester Guidelines for Students
NOTE: Employees follow different workplace quarantine and isolation guidelines. Please see the "Spring 2022 Semester Guidelines for Employees" section below.

Status You have a Positive Covid Test You are a Close Contact Notes
Vaccination “Up to Date” (see Note #1)

Isolate for at least 5 days.

On Day 6, if symptoms are resolving or gone, the student may test out of isolation with a negative antigen test (see Note #2). The student may go back to class (but wear a well-fitting mask around others).

If the student tests positive on Day 6, continue to stay in isolation. Student may attempt to test out on days 7-10 on campus if test kits are available.

You do not need to quarantine if you do not have symptoms.

Monitor yourself for symptoms of infection for 10 days after this exposure and wear a well-fitting mask around others.

Signs and symptoms may include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, diarrhea, or loss of sense of taste or smell.

Note #1- Persons are considered not “up-to-date” if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Unvaccinated;
  • Have not completed a primary series with any COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Completed a primary series of J&J COVID-19 vaccine more than 2 months ago and are not boosted; OR Completed a primary series of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine more than 5 months ago and are not boosted.
  • Are not within a 90-day window of recovery from COVID-19 (this must be on record with CUI’s Wellness Center).

Note #2 - You can get testing done at CUI Monday - Friday, not on weekends or holidays. See your medical provider for weekend or holiday testing.

Not Vaccinated OR Vaccination is “Not Up To Date” (See Note #1).

Isolate for at least 5 days. On Day 6, if symptoms are resolving or gone, a student may test out of isolation with a negative antigen test (see Note #2).

The student may go back to class, but wear a well-fitting mask around others. If the student tests positive on Day 6, stay in isolation for the full 10 days.

Quarantine in place for 10 days from the date of last contact with a person who has COVID-19

OR

Quarantine for at least 5 days from the date of last contact with a person who has COVID-19, if no symptoms have developed AND you test negative on Day 6.

 

Spring 2022 Semester Guidelines for Employees

Status Isolation or Quarantine Period of Time to Be Excluded From Work
All workers that test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status

Isolation

  • Must be excluded from the workplace for at least 5 days.
  • A worker can return to work after day 5 if they do not have symptoms and test negative.
  • If a worker cannot test or declines to test, they can return to work after 10 days.
  • Must wear a face covering around others at work for a total of 10 days after the positive test.
Unvaccinated workers exposed to someone with COVID-19

Quarantine

  • Must be excluded from the workplace for 5 days after the close contact and take a test on day 5.
  • A worker can come back to work after day 5 if they test negative and do not have any symptoms.
  • If the worker cannot test or declines to test, they can return to the workplace after day 10 if they do not have symptoms.
  • Must wear a face covering around others at work for 10 days after exposure.
  • If the worker develops symptoms, they must be excluded pending a test result.
Booster-eligible, but not boosted workers exposed to someone with COVID-19

No quarantine

  • Does not need to be excluded from work if asymptomatic but must have a negative test 3-5 days after close contact.
  • Must wear a face covering around others at work for 10 days after exposure. If the worker develops symptoms, they must be excluded pending a test result.
Workers received a booster, or are fully vaccinated but not yet booster-eligible

No quarantine

  • Does not need to be excluded from work if asymptomatic, but must take a test on day 5 after exposure.
  • Must wear a face covering around others at work for 10 days after exposure.
  • If they develop symptoms, the worker must be excluded from the workplace pending a test result.

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