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Health & Safety FAQ

How will people be notified if we have a COVID-19 case within our community?

We will post the information on our COVID-19 Dashboard if the timeline indicates there is a chance that the person was contagious when they were in university facilities. We will track down anyone who could have been exposed and let them know personally. We do not plan to notify people if the evidence does not indicate that the person could have been contagious when they were in university facilities.

What should students do if they have cold or flu symptoms?
  • If symptoms are mild to moderate, like with most colds, we recommend treating yourself with rest, fluids, and over-the-counter cold & flu medications.
  • If you have a fever or cough, please call our office at (805) 493-3225 before you come in to discuss your symptoms and to determine if you should be seen at Health Services.
  • If you develop shortness of breath, call your doctor and seek care immediately.
How is Health Services operating?
  • Students need to make an appointment before coming into Health Services for any reason. Students can contact Health Services by calling 805-493-3225 or emailing StudentHealth@callutheran.edu. Staff will do their best to answer or return calls and emails in a timely manner.
Does Health Services have the test for COVID-19?

Yes, Health Services has a limited supply so staff can test students who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. We also can test for COVID-19 through Quest Diagnostics. The County of Ventura operates several free testing sites. A list is posted here.

Does Health Services conduct contract tracing?

Yes. Several staff members completed professional training for contact tracing. Students, faculty and staff will be notified if they may have had close contact with a COVID-positive individual on university property and instructed on what they should do to protect themselves and others.

Do I need to let anyone at Cal Lutheran know if an off-campus health provider tests me for COVID-19 or tells me I likely have it?

Yes, please report it to Cal Lutheran as soon as possible by contacting COVID19reporting@callutheran.edu. 

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