Total Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
|9/8/2020||1||Total number of reported laboratory-confirmed cases at Dominican University of California|
Dominican is working closely with Marin County Public Health to create a safe environment for returning students, faculty, and staff; and the University has partnered with Mirimus, Inc. to provide pooled screening tests on campus. Mirimus uses a molecular test (PCR). This is a viral test that detects viral material for weeks after the infectious period.
Testing pools are set at 24 participants; if a pool is returned positive, the lab can reduce the potential positive case to two people in the pool. Each person who was part of a positive pool of two will be required to isolate and complete a repeat COVID-19 test as an individual, rather than part of a pool. Assistance with making arrangements for individual testing can be obtained through either a personal healthcare provider or Dominican’s Student Health Center.
- Marin Public Health has requested that Dominican share the names and contact information of both individuals in the positive pool.
- Persons whose individual test is positive must isolate for 10 days after the first positive pooled test.
- Marin County Public Health will complete a case investigation and contact tracing to identify all close contacts to the infected person. Close contacts will be quarantined for 14 days after last known contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Persons whose individual test is negative will be interviewed by Marin County Public Health to determine if they have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive person and need to continue to quarantine.
Confidentiality laws prohibit Dominican from disclosing protected health information about affected individuals. For more information on trends in Marin County, please see the Marin County Coronavirus Information website.
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