Wellness Screening and Symptom Reporting Update Requirement

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 3:00pm

TO: All employees
FR: Kendall Newman, Operations Manager for Risk Management and Safety Services on behalf of the COVID Monitoring and Compliance Team
SSU is required to have a process for screening and responding to employees with COVID-19 symptoms or exposures under current Cal-OSHA regulations. Throughout the pandemic, we have accomplished this through the Daily Wellness Screening with much success, however, the landscape of COVID within our community has changed and in order to best efficiently support our employees, we are shifting our approach to meet this requirement. 
Beginning today, the Daily Wellness Screening for employees is no longer required everyday.  SSU will require employees to consider their personal wellness each day before coming to campus.  If they are not experiencing symptoms or have not been exposed to COVID, no further action is required.  If an employee is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed to COVID, the employee is required to report using the  COVID Screening and Reporting Tool. All COVID-19 symptoms and exposures are required to be reported to the COVID-19 Monitoring Team. 
The COVID Screening and Reporting Tool is still required when reporting:

  • A positive COVID-19 test result, with or without any recent campus presence
  • Any COVID-19 symptoms (symptoms from a known or chronic condition such as allergies, asthma, etc. or symptoms that have been alternatively diagnosed by a physician are not considered COVID-19 symptoms for this report)
  • Exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (exposure is defined as close contact with a known positive person for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period)

Employees may also email the COVID Monitoring Team at covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu or by calling (707) 664-2684.