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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Coronavirus Updates

As of May 16, there are at least 0 confirmed positive active COVID-19 cases connected to Sacramento State, according to the Sac State COVID-19 safety information page. 0 of these cases were known to be on campus during the time period.

May 10 - May 16

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

A sign encouraging people to wear a mask can be seen outside the Health and Wellness center near The WELL Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. The Department of Student Health and Wellness on campus alerted the community of an ongoing statewide COVID-19 surge.
The COVID-19 surge: what you need to know
The Department of Student Health, Counseling and Wellness advises caution be taken as COVID-19 cases rise
Analah Wallace, Staffer • September 25, 2023
Sac State’s Department of Student Health, Counseling and Wellness strongly suggests taking precaution amid COVID-19 case increase.
Mask mandate is lifted, but not for everyone
Mask mandate is lifted, but not for everyone
Isaiah Mercado April 28, 2022
The mask mandate was lifted for almost everyone at Sac State, but not for some. Two centers on campus are still required to wear them. See who they are and why the mandate persists for them:
Wendy Le, a third year computer science major (left), and Elisha Singh, a first year psychology major (right) walk down the stairs of the Student Union, on Thursday, March 10. Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen announced via mass email to students that masks can come down beginning Friday, March 18. (Photo by Kamelia Varasteh)
Masks off: Sac State’s face covering mandate will be lifted after March 18
Kamelia Varasteh March 12, 2022

President Robert S. Nelsen announced via a SacSend on Thursday afternoon that the school-wide mask mandate will be lifted on the majority of Sacramento State’s campus and at the downtown location after March 18. “It means that the university has...

Therese Gatchalian, a third-year pre-nursing major, sits near the library benches on Friday, Feb 18. Gatchalian said she agrees with the campuss continued requirement to wear masks indoors and feels that masks protect students when social distancing in classrooms is impossible. (Photo by Priscilla Garcia-Pargas)
Sac State students comment on county and campus mask mandates
Priscilla Garcia-Pargas March 4, 2022

California’s Department of Public Health announced that Sacramento’s indoor mask mandate would be lifted for vaccinated people on Feb. 16.  In response, Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen released a SacSend email saying the university will...

Volunteers distribute grocery items at the St. Paul Church of God-Christ Food Distribution Center in Sacramento on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Students can expect the university to send out applications in March as more information on the program is released. (Photo by Laura De la Garza Garcia)
Sacramento State included in College Corps $10,000 pilot program for students
Program set to launch in March
Laura De la Garza Garcia February 26, 2022

Sacramento State has joined several other California colleges and universities in a community service program that will award $10,000 to selected students for 450 hours of community service while allowing them to earn college credit and get resume-building...

Sacramento State University President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the University Union about COVID-19 policies on campus on Sept. 3, 2020. In his address on Jan. 21, 2022, Nelsen discussed continuing COVID-related issues and plans to change the culture of the campus to fight systemic racism.
Nelsen’s 2022 Spring Address: Anti-Racism, COVID and a “Healing Campus”
Odin Rasco January 22, 2022
Sacramento State University’s President Nelsen gave his Spring Address Friday, covering COVID, anti-racism, graduation rates, and more.
An empty view of tables near the Riverfront Center at Sacramento State on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022.
FAQ: What to know about Sac State’s spring 2022 classes, COVID-19 protocols
Dominique Williams December 13, 2021
The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022. Here’s what you need to know:
Sacramento State students with exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement test for COVID-19 at the testing site in parking structure III across from The WELL on Sept. 30, 2021. All Sac State students are able to test at the site using their OneCard.
Sac State no requiere a sus estudiantes reportar exámenes positivos de COVID-19 tomados fuera del campus
96% de estudiantes accedendo el campus están completamente vacunados
Dominique Williams and Erick Salgado November 7, 2021

To read the English version click here   Sacramento State no requiere que sus estudiantes notifiquen a la universidad si salen positivos de COVID-19 en los exámenes mandatorios tomados  fuera de la escuela, según los Servicios de Consejería...

Sacramento State students with exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement test for COVID-19 at the testing site in parking structure III across from The WELL on Sept. 30, 2021. All Sac State students are able to test at the site using their OneCard.
Sac State students not required to report positive off campus COVID-19 tests
96% of students accessing campus are fully vaccinated
Dominique Williams November 1, 2021
Sacramento State students are recommended, but not required, to notify the university if they test positive for COVID-19 off campus or outside of the campus’ mandatory testing.
FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the Student Health Center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who missed the COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline.
Sac State struggles to deny campus access to students who missed vaccination deadline
Camryn Dadey, news editor • September 16, 2021
While 2,206 Sacramento State students have still failed to certify their COVID-19 vaccination status and are denied access to campus, Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills told The State Hornet that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who were now denied access to campus.
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