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I'm sick/someone I know is sick. What do I do?
All Cal State East Bay employees should perform a daily health self-assessment prior to coming to work on campus. Any employees feeling ill, exhibiting COVID-19 like symptoms, or if they or someone they live with has been diagnosed with COVID-19, should contact their manager immediately and not come to work.
If your conditions change during the course of the day while on campus, call your manager, distance yourself from other people, and go home as soon as possible.
Possible COVID-19 symptoms
Have you experienced any of the new symptoms in the past 24 hours that are not due to a chronic medical condition?
- Fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit or greater
- Shortness of breath or chest tightness
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain or body ache
- New loss of taste and/or smell
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
A viral test for COVID-19 will tell you if you have a current infection. The results are confidential. Here is some information about testing and where you can be tested for COVID-19:
While You're Awaiting Results
- Take steps to prevent spread, including staying home, practicing physical distancing, wearing a cloth face covering, washing hands frequently, and regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces.
- Quarantine at home for 14 days if you had close contact with someone with COVID-19, even if you have no symptoms.
- If you are sick, self-quarantine at home until you get your results AND feel better.
- Get medical help right away if you start feeling sicker, especially if you have trouble breathing, persistent chest pain, begin to feel confused, cannot stay awake, or develop bluish lips or face.
- Call your health provider if your symptoms do not get better in a few days. Tell them you got tested for COVID-19.
- If you are sick and found to be negative for COVID-19, stay home until you feel better for 72 hours.
Positive COVID-19 test
If you test positive for COVID-19:
1) If you have a lab confirmation of or a doctor’s diagnosis of COVID-19, you are subject to Health Officer Order of Isolation.
2) If you are a household or close contact to a person with COVID-19, you are subject to Health Officer Order of Quarantine.
3) For asymptomatic employees and health care personnel being tested as part of routine testing efforts, it is not necessary to isolate while awaiting test results. Isolation is required, however for any positive test result and for anyone tested because of suspected COVID-19 symptoms.
- Stay home
- Do not go to work, school, or public areas
- Separate yourself from others in your home
- Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home as much as possible
- It is very important to stay away from people who are at higher risk of serious illness. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
- Do not prepare or serve food to others
- Do not allow visitors into your home.
- Do not use public transportation, ride-shares or taxis
For more details:
Cal State East Bay employees should perform daily self-checks prior to reporting to work to ensure they do not have symptoms of being ill. Any employees feeling ill, exhibiting COVID-19 like symptoms, or if they or someone they live with is confirmed positive for COVID-19, should notify their supervisor immediately and not come to work on campus. Employees should stay home for at least 3 days of being symptom-free without the use of medication for a non-COVID-19 illness. If they have COVID-19, employees should stay home and self-isolate for at least 14 days from symptom onset and must have a medical clearance letter to return to work on campus. If someone they live with is confirmed positive, they have to self-quarantine for 14 days and need medical clearance to return to work on campus.
The impact of COVID-19 is continually fluid, and the university will post information about campus repopulation and other resources on this website. If you have questions or comments that would improve this site, please submit them through this online form.