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COVID-19 Case

Dear Cal Lutheran Community,

I am writing to let you know that someone tested positive for COVID-19 during our planned testing of all arriving residential students.

The student, who does not have any symptoms, was tested on Friday. We received the result this morning, notified the student and arranged for the student to move into an isolation room on campus, as outlined in our university plans. Staff will deliver meals to and check daily on the well-being of the student.

Health Services is conducting contact tracing and notifying anyone who had close contact with the student and needs to be tested and quarantined. For details on our confidential contact-tracing process, click here. We have rooms set aside to quarantine residential students as part of our plans.

We will do everything we can to support this student and anyone else in our community who is affected.

The limited number of students who moved into their own single bedrooms in our residence halls on a staggered schedule last week have been doing a wonderful job wearing face coverings, physically distancing and following the other protocols in the Cal Lutheran Compact. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

We will continue to monitor all developments, take action to protect the health of our community and keep you informed through emails and updates to our KNOW site. We will notify the campus community about COVID-19 cases if the timeline indicates there is a chance that the people were contagious when they were at Cal Lutheran locations. Please follow all of the directives and guidance on our KNOW site to protect yourself and others.

If you have any questions, email

Ryan VanOmmeren
Director, Emergency Operations Center
Associate Vice President, Operations and Planning


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