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Coronavirus Updates

As of Feb. 21, there are at least 5 confirmed positive active COVID-19 cases connected to Sacramento State, according to the Sac State COVID-19 safety information page. 1 of these cases was known to be on campus during the time period.

Feb. 15 - Feb. 21

Reports

Reports of potential exposure or potential positive cases received by the university during the time period

Positive cases

Number of positive or presumed positive cases connected to a student or employee reported to the university during the time period

Cases on campus

Number of cases with a positive test or presumed positive who were known to be on campus during the time period

Data definitions were given via the Sacramento State Campus Coronavirus webpage.

Coronavirus Articles

President Robert Nelsen announced that grants will be distributed to every student at Sac State after the university received $17.8 million in HEERF funds. Graphic made in Canva.
FAQ: What you need to know about Sac State’s HEERF grant distribution
Colin Madigan February 18, 2021
President Nelsen announced Thursday that grants will be distributed to every student at Sac State after the university received $17.8 million in HEERF funds.
Students exit The WELL at Sacramento State on April 17, 2020. After temporarily closing due to COVID-19 in March 2020, the vision center, located in the WELL, was permanently closed December 2020.
Sac State permanently closes vision center, optometry services eliminated
Students petition for services to reopen
Emma Hall February 18, 2021
With the vision center’s closure in December 2020, students are left to rely on outside services in lieu of low-cost eye exams.
Francis Yuen, faculty in social work, gets injected with his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Austin Friedheim in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sacramento State will send invitations this week for face-to-face faculty and on-campus staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 according to Sac State President Robert Nelsen.
Some Sac State faculty to receive COVID-19 vaccination invitations this week
Faculty and staff currently working on campus with students will be prioritized
Erick Salgado February 17, 2021
Sacramento State will send invitations this week for face-to-face faculty and on-campus staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 according to Sac State President Robert Nelsen.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui toured Sacramento State’s vaccine facility and spoke about President Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill Tuesday, Feb. 16. Matsui said the relief package is necessary in order to provide relief for those whose unemployment benefits are lapsing March 14.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui tours Sac State COVID-19 vaccination clinic
Sac State faculty and staff will begin to receive vaccinations Thursday
Robert J. Hansen February 16, 2021
Doris Matsui said Congress plans on getting the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by March 14 during her visit to Sacramento State’s vaccination site.
(File photo) Students walk across the library quad in May 2019. Sac State revealed this week that students returning to campus for the fall 2021 will not be required to have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.
Sac State will not require COVID-19 vaccine - students, faculty react
‘We’re at the mercy of the school to keep us safe’
Chrissy Martinez February 13, 2021
Sacramento State will not require the COVID-19 vaccine for returning students and faculty in the fall 2021. Students and faculty react to the decision.
American River Courtyard on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2021. Three Sacramento State residents tested positive for COVID-19 after moving into the residence halls Jan. 24, according to Student Affairs and University Housing Services officials.
3 Sac State dorm residents test positive for COVID-19
Erick Salgado February 5, 2021
Three Sacramento State dorm residents tested positive for COVID-19 after moving into the residence halls Jan. 24.
Montana Grizzlies guard Cameron Parker (11) attempts a layup over Sacramento State Hornets forward Samaad Hector (0) during the second half during the conference game at the Nest at Sac State Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. Hector said he got sick and is awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Men’s basketball game canceled as player awaits COVID-19 test results
Mercy Sosa and Camryn Dadey February 5, 2021
Sacramento State’s men’s basketball team cancelled their game on Saturday with UC San Diego after Sac State junior forward Samaad Hector said he got sick and is awaiting COVID-19 test results.
Rachel McMichael, nurse practitioner at the WELL, verifies the identity of Rica Co, second semester nursing student, before injecting her with the COVID-19 vaccine in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Sac State is following Sacramento County’s vaccination phases to determine which members of the community will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
FAQ: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine at Sac State
Sac State students should be able to start getting the vaccine in March or April, says Ed Mills
Emma Hall February 4, 2021
Sac State is administering the Pfizer vaccine to healthcare students, faculty and staff in the Brown Bag Room in the Student Union, alongside getting ready to vaccinate the general population of the university community by March or April.
Nursing student Carmel Stewart receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Brown Bag Room of the University Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Sacramento State began its first rounds of vaccinations Thursday.
Sac State administers its first vaccine doses at University Union clinic
University will email appointment invitations to eligible staff, faculty, students
Chris Wong, managing editor • January 28, 2021
Amid the storms, the first rays of light for the end of the pandemic at Sac State: an on-site vaccination clinic that opened by appointment to eligible campus community members Thursday.
The Ernest E. Tschannen complex took out $18 million from Sac State
Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive this week at Sac State, Nelsen says
COVID-19 vaccine could be administered to healthcare staff and nursing students starting next week
Mercy Sosa January 21, 2021
Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen spoke about how COVID-19 testing will be implemented on campus and Sac State’s budget Thursday at his livestreamed spring address.
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