Breaking: CSUB announces new COVID-19 case

Destinee Sims, Features Editor

CSU Bakersfield’s Chief of Police, Marty Williamson, released an email on Oct. 5 stating that a member of the CSUB community has tested positive for COVID-19. This specific individual was on campus prior to the diagnosis. 

“The individual was contagious on September 29, 2020 and was present on campus during the daytime hours,” Williamson wrote in an email. 

This new case brings the total of on-campus cases to three and the overall amount of CSUB’s cases to 21 according to CSUB’s COVID-19 dashboard.

In the same email, students were reminded that if they test positive for COVID-19, they are required to notify Erika Delamar, the CSUB COVID-19 Case Manager. 

 Students can contact Delamar to report the diagnosis by calling Delamar directly at 661-654-3453 during business hours, or by accessing the CSUB LinkTree after hours. 

  Williamson encouraged students who lack internet access to contact the University Police Department at 661-654-2677 after hours if they have tested positive for COVID-19. 

  For a full list of known COVID-19 cases at CSUB, visit the CSUB COVID-19 Dashboard 

  According to Delamar, the dashboard is updated every Tuesday, reflecting the reported cases from the week before. 

  Symptoms of COVID-19 include but are not limited to: shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of the ability to smell or taste, and sore throat.  

  Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their health care provider. Health care providers are asking for patients to contact them before entering if they believe they have been exposed to COVID-19.