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San Diego State extends stay-at-home order due to COVID-19 until Sept. 14

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 20:41:26-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego State University has extended its stay-at-home order for on-campus students until Sept. 14 at 9 a.m., university officials announced on Monday.

SDSU said they have seen "significantly reduced activity" in the College Area over the Labor Day weekend thanks to the current order. The order was originally scheduled to expire on Tuesday at 6 a.m.

On Sunday, the college reported 286 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases among on- and off-campus students, an increase of more than 100 cases since Friday.

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The college says that COVID-19 cases have remained relatively low compared to other universities of the same size across the nation.

"Some students who have tested positive have fully recovered and are no longer symptomatic. Also, SDSU has no reports of any hospitalizations as a result of any positive cases. However, the COVID-19 risk remains within our community, and researchers are still trying to understand potential rebound illness for those who have tested positive but have since recovered," the school said.

The extension of the stay-at-home order for on-campus students asks that they stay at the current residences except for essential needs, like medical care, food, exercising, work, or shopping for essentials.

With Monday's announcement, a COVID-19 Advisory was also extended until the same time for students living in the College Area. Off-campus students are asked to maintain physical distance and avoid any gatherings.

Students can call 2-1-1 or their medical providers and stay home if they become ill. They may also contact Student Health Services at 619-594-4325 (Monday through Friday) or the Nurse Call Line at 858-225-3105 (after hours and during weekends and holidays). Testing is available by appointment only and can be scheduled online here.