SMCCCD Covid-19 Exposures Report

The San Mateo County Community College District uses this website to report COVID-related cases in the following two categories:

  • Confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in individuals who were on SMCCCD property
  • Cases where an individual was on campus within the last work week and was required to isolate or quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The District investigates ALL reports of possible COVID cases or exposures on District property. If anyone has been exposed, the District Health Branch director notifies them immediately of what steps they should take.

Anyone required to quarantine or isolate must present a physician release to the Health Branch director prior to returning to District property.

If you hear of an exposure on campus, and have not heard from the Health Branch director, it means you were not in proximity to the person who was infected.

For a detailed description of the District’s health and safety procedures for COVID-19, see covid-19.smccd.edu/health-and-safety-plan.

San Mateo County COVID-19 Reporting
This website is for reference and disclosure for SMCCCD employees and students. For official San Mateo County COVID-19 statistics, see San Mateo County Health. Data are updated monthly.

Privacy
Consistent with HIPAA and FERPA, the District does not identify individuals by name or provide other identifying information.

Date(s)CampusIncident TypeExposure Risk Level to OthersAction Taken
11/19CSMIndividual tested positiveModerateIndividual was isolated for 10 days. Health Branch contacted anyone who interacted in confined space for greater than 15 minutes. Contacts required to quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
11/17-18SkylineIndividual tested positiveModerateIndividual was isolated for 10 days. Health Branch contacted anyone who interacted in confined space for greater than 15 minutes. Contacts required to quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
11/16-17CSMIndividual tested positiveModerateIndividual was isolated for 10 days. Health Branch contacted anyone who interacted in confined space for greater than 15 minutes. Contacts required to quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
11/15-16CSMIndividual tested positiveLowIndividual was isolated. Health Branch contacted persons who may have interacted with the individual and directed to self-monitor for 14 days.
11/5District OfficeIndividual tested positiveNoneIndividual was isolated.  Not on campus within 48 hours of exposure. No notification required based on onset of symptoms and/or test results and when last on campus.
10/29CSMIndividual tested positiveNoneIndividual was isolated.  Not on campus within 48 hours of exposure. No notification required based on onset of symptoms and/or test results and when last on campus.
10/26SkylineIndividual tested negativeNoneIndividual exposed to COVID-positive case and on campus within 48 hours of exposure. Individual placed on quarantine for 14 days/ monitor for symptoms.
10/21SkylineIndividual tested negativeNoneIndividual exposed to COVID-positive case but was not on campus within 48 hours of exposure. Individual placed on quarantine for 14 days/ monitor for symptoms.
10/20-21CSMIndividual tested positiveLowIndividual interacted with others for less than 15 minutes. No notifications required.
10/20-21CSMIndividual tested positiveModerateIndividual was isolated for 10 days. Health Branch contacted anyone who interacted in confined spaces for greater than 15 minutes. Contacts required to quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
9/24CSMIndividual tested positiveLowIndividual was isolated. Health Branch contacted persons who interacted with the individual and directed them to self-monitor for 14 days.
9/11CañadaIndividual tested positiveLowIndividual was isolated. Health Branch contacted persons who interacted with the individual and directed them to self-monitor for 14 days.
8/31SkylineIndividual tested positiveNoneIndividual was isolated and was not on campus. No notification based on onset of symptoms and/or test results and when last on campus.
8/24CSMIndividual tested positiveLowIndividual was isolated. Health Branch contacted persons who interacted with the individual and directed them to self-monitor for 14 days.
Last updated November 23, 2020

Definitions:
Exposure: Having close contact within 6 feet of an individual for greater than 15 minutes with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic or tested positive.

Exposure Risk Level to Others :
Risk levels are assigned by San Mateo County Health:
– “Low” risk means persons were in minimal contact with the individual and do not need to quarantine or isolate.
– “Moderate” means persons came into contact with the individual for a long enough duration or were at close enough proximity to require self-quarantine at home.
– “High” risk means that there is a high probability persons who came into contact with the individual were exposed to the virus. The Health Branch Director and County Health will instruct these persons on actions to take.

Quarantine: Refers to the practice of separating individuals who have had close contact with someone with a contagious disease such as COVID-19 from others. This is meant to interrupt disease transmission as people can be contagious before they develop symptoms and in the case of COVID-19 can be contagious without ever developing symptoms People who are in quarantine should stay home until it is safe for them to be around others. They should stay home, separate from others, and monitor their health. 

Isolation: Used to separate people infected with a contagious disease (such as those who are sick with COVID-19 and those who have tested positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it is safe for them to be around others. In the home, sick/infected individuals should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick” room or area and using a separate bathroom if available. 

For details on how the District handles COVID-19 exposures, see the San Mateo County Community College District Health & Safety Plan.