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CSU officials say a subcontractor working on the new science building on campus tested positive for COVID-19

Chico State officials confirm the employee of a subcontractor working on the new Science building on campus tested positive for COVID-19.

Posted: Apr 5, 2020 5:56 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2020 8:50 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico State officials confirm the employee of a subcontractor working on the new Science building on campus tested positive for COVID-19.

On Sunday, April 5, Chico State was notified by the lead construction company currently building the new Science building on campus that one of the employees of a subcontractor tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual’s last day on campus, where he was located mainly in and around the Science building construction site, was March 26.

Chico State’s Emergency Operations Center is coordinating with Butte County health officials to ensure all appropriate measures are taken to notify students, faculty, and staff who could potentially be impacted.

The risk of exposure to Chico State employees is low, but the University has notified and is working with the campus community about the situation.

Currently, a vast majority of Chico State employees are telecommuting and not on campus. Chico State moved to online and alternative-format instruction on Wednesday, March 25.

As a precaution, the contractor will suspend activities at the Science building construction site for two weeks (until April 19), and the building has already been thoroughly disinfected to prevent potential COVID-19 exposure to other individuals.

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