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San Diego State: Two students test positive for COVID-19; Risk to campus 'low'

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 21:07:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego State University officials say two students have tested positive for coronavirus, but that the cases are not connected and the risk to the campus is low.

A statement on behalf of the campus said the school confirmed Wednesday the two students had tested positive and that both students live off-campus. The students were tested by the college's Student Health Services.

The two cases are not believed to be connected to any reported off-campus gatherings, the school statement said.

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"The two students did not interact with campus, or with any SDSU employees outside of the SHS COVID-19 Test Collection Booth, and were not in any other spaces utilized by the campus community. The SHS COVID-19 Test Collection Booth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as part of patient care and enhanced COVID-19 disinfection protocols," the school statement read.

Since March 2020, the school says it has had 27 confirmed COVID-19 cases within the broader campus community among faculty, staff, students, and visitors to campus, including the SDSU Imperial Valley campus.

The school said the risk to others on campus is low and SHS is in the process of performing contact tracing.

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"SHS is in the process of speaking with the individuals known to have been in direct contact with the two separate students. All are following established public health protocols for isolation and quarantine, and exposure risk to others on campus is deemed low. Due to privacy restrictions, we cannot share the name or additional details about the individuals," SDSU's statement said.

Just this week, the school began its 2020-21 school year with almost all of its cases being held virtually. Still, there are about 2,600 students living on campus this semester and others who may have to physically go to campus for certain matters.