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2 campus dining food service employees test positive for COVID-19

Jordan Parker November 21, 2020
Two positive COVID-19 cases have been identified within Sacramento State’s Campus Dining, according to an email sent to students living in the residence halls from interim Executive Director for University Housing Services Samuel Jones Saturday.

Sac State announces plans to reduce amount of people on campus beginning Monday

Sacramento State's campus and quad is vacant Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Sac State President Robert Nelsen announced plans to reduce the number of students and employees on campus Friday.
Jordan Parker November 20, 2020
Sac State will begin efforts to depopulate the campus beginning on Monday, Nov. 23. Read what that means for the campus here.

Sac State reaches record number of positive COVID-19 cases

Students exit the WELL at Sacramento State on April 17, 2020. COVID-19 cases peaked at Sac State the week of Nov. 9 to 15, with 22 positive cases among students and employees and 6 of those being on campus.
Camryn Dadey November 16, 2020
Sacramento State reported its highest one-week total number of positive COVID-19 cases connected to campus for the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15.

Pro-Trump protesters and counter-protesters clash outside Capitol

Mercy Sosa and TJ Martinez November 14, 2020
A “Recount America and Anti-Lockdown” protest was held by the Freedom Angels at California's State Capitol Saturday. A counter-protest was promoted by Antifa Sacramento that called for an anti-racist demonstration.

Sac State football player tests positive for COVID-19

Hornet Stadium on Oct. 6, 2020. A Sacramento State football player has tested for COVID-19 causing him and 13 other players to be placed in quarantine. Assistant Athletic Director Brian Berger said the players are no longer in quarantine.
Camryn Dadey, Mercy Sosa, and Allisyn Mayhew November 13, 2020
13 Sacramento State football players quarantined after a player tested positive for COVID-19 according to Brian Blomster, director of news and communications at Sac State.

President Nelsen testifies about COVID-19 impacts on Sac State to California State Assembly

Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen gives his testimony about COVID-19's impacts on the university to the California State Assembly Higher Education and Budget Committees. Nelsen discussed Sac State's graduation and enrollment rates as well as the 'digital divide' affecting students during this virtual semester. Screenshot taken via Zoom by Piper Haitsuka.
Piper Haitsuka November 12, 2020
Sac State President Robert Nelsen said he is making sure everyone has the resources to move forward with their higher education during COVID-19 while testifying in front of the California State Assembly’s Higher Education and Budget committees Thursday.

Former ASI president Christian Landaverde says resignation was due to COVID-19 campus closure

Former ASI president Christian Landaverde and executive vice president Jennifer Gross resigned from their positions on March 13, 2020. Landaverde said he decided to step down due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down campus and his desire to focus on other opportunities.
Camryn Dadey and Michael Pacheco October 12, 2020
Former ASI president Christian Landaverde details the reasons for his resignation last semester, saying it was due to the campus closure caused by COVID-19 occurring during the “lame duck” months of his presidency.

8 Sac State students quarantined in American River Courtyard in first month of school

The American River Courtyard from above at Sacramento State Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Eight Sac State students were quarantined in the American River Courtyard residence hall in the first month of the semester, according to Sac State Student Affairs officials.
Mercy Sosa, news editor October 7, 2020
Eight Sacramento State students were quarantined at the American River Courtyard residence hall in the first month of the semester. None are currently quarantined or in isolation.

Q&A with a student safety ambassador: COVID-19 protocol on campus

Student safety ambassador, Ryan Dolan, walks through his daily routine of disinfecting surfaces on Sept. 22, 2020. Dolan said excitement is far and few in-between, but when he is needed, he will ensure surfaces are sterilized.
Brandon Bailey October 2, 2020
Sacramento State’s student safety ambassadors enforce COVID-19 protocol on campus, and student safety ambassador Ryan Dolan shares his experience on the job.

Incoming CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro discusses COVID-19 plans and priorities

Incoming CSU chancellor and Fresno State president Joseph Castro discusses his plans for campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 as he prepares to take office on Jan. 4, 2021. Castro addressed the virtual spring semester, funding for police departments and diversity across the 23 campuses. Screenshot by Jenna Cooper via Zoom.
Jenna Cooper October 1, 2020
Incoming CSU chancellor Joseph Castro discussed his plans for the 23 CSU campuses to CSU student press. Castro spoke on COVID-19, diversity, university police departments, financial budgets and his top priorities as chancellor as he prepares to take office.
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