March 16, 2020
As of March 14, 2020, UC San Diego confirmed that two health workers at UC San Diego Health have tested positive for novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because of exposure and infection in the community. UC San Diego Health has launched an extensive effort to identify any patients or health system colleagues who may have been in recent contact with either of the affiliates.
UC San Diego continues to follow all public health directives and protocols and is working closely with the San Diego County Public Health Department, San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health.
A key component of reducing the spread of the virus is the isolation of individuals known to be infected with the virus as well as those who are awaiting test results.
Anyone who is experiencing the symptoms associated with the virus, chiefly a cough, fever and shortness of breath, should contact their healthcare provider. If you choose to go to an urgent care center or emergency department, call ahead and let them know you are coming.
We will continue make regular updates and provide details about modified campus operations as new information is available.
This Triton Alert is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.