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COVID-19 Case or Exposure Reporting

What if I have been exposed or if I test positive for COVID-19?

The University requests that any employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 or becomes aware that they may have been in close contact with someone who either has tested positive for or is suspected to have COVID-19 report the positive result or exposure.

Employees can report using the CSUSB COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. The Office of Risk Management reviews and verifies COVID-19 confirmed cases and responds to concerns from the campus community on COVID-19.

Students can report to the campus Infectious Disease Response Team via email at

How will the campus respond in the event of a positive COVID case or a COVID outbreak on campus?

In the event that there is a positive case on campus, Risk Management and the Infectious Disease Response Team work together to identify and notify those community members who may have been exposed. The University continues to work closely with the San Bernardino and Riverside County departments of Public Health to report and respond to cases on campus.

What leave benefits do I have if I get COVID-19 or have to quarantine?

Effective March 29, 2021, California employers must provide employees with supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) for various COVID-related absences in addition to paid time off benefits employees receive by law or policy, e.g., non-COVID paid sick leave or vacation. The new law applies retroactively to January 1, 2021, and is effective through September 30, 2021. The Chancellor’s Office announced the new Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave (ECRL) program, which complies with and enhances the requirements in SPSL. This expanded benefit is effective through December 31, 2021.

128 hours* for full time and prorated for less than full time

All employees (except rehired annuitants and in part for work study students)

Reasons for Leave Usage:

  • Employee is subject to a quarantine order from the appropriate agency.
  • Employee has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is attending an appointment to receive a vaccine for protection against contracting COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine that prevent the employee from being able to work.
  • The covered employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • The covered employee is caring for a family member, as defined, who is subject to a COVID-19 quarantine or isolation period or has been advised by a healthcare provided to quarantine due to COVID-19.
  • The covered employee is caring for a child, as defined, whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

*The number of hours may vary based on bargaining unit.

What are the quarantine requirements if I am exposed to COVID-19?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention requires quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

See “What leave benefits do I have if I get COVID-19 or have to quarantine?” for additional information.