Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

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Update by Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
March 18, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) has received the COVID-19 testing results for the five individuals recently placed under quarantine. All test results have come back negative. The five persons will remain in self-quarantine, in their residences until March 22, when the Health Officer Order will be lifted. 

As a reminder, people under quarantine are healthy individuals that are known to have been exposed to someone with a potential communicable disease, in this case COVID-19. People under quarantine exhibiting symptoms will be tested for COVID-19.

Community members are reminded to continue practicing social distancing measures including limiting unnecessary outings, maintaining 6 feet of distance between people, and limiting gatherings involving those with higher risk for severe illness. 


Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
March 15, 2020
 

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) was alerted by a health care partner that multiple Isla Vista residents recently came into contact with someone in San Diego County that later tested positive for COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, Dr. Henning Ansorg, Public Health Officer, has issued a mandatory quarantine for five individuals, which are known to be UCSB students. PHD is conducting testing for COVID-19 infection as needed and results will be shared, as they are known. 

The PHD’s Disease Control & Prevention team is directing a very thorough investigation of all contacts of quarantined residents. All identified contacts of these individuals have been notified and are self-quarantined in their residences at this time. As a reminder, people under quarantine are healthy individuals that are known to have been exposed to someone with a potential communicable disease, in this case COVID-19. People under quarantine exhibiting symptoms will be tested for COVID-19. 

No action needs to be taken by the general public at this time. Since the identified Isla Vista residents are under mandatory quarantine, they will not be allowed to leave their place of quarantine until the Health Officer order is lifted. PHD has been working swiftly to address the situation and continue to protect the health of local community members. Updates on this evolving situation will be shared as PHD knows them. 

Community members are reminded to continue practicing social distancing measures including postponing and cancelling events with 250 people or more, maintaining 6 feet of distance between people and limiting gatherings involving those with higher risk for severe illness. 

For parents and students needing information specific to the UCSB campus, please contact their call center at 805-893-3000. 

For more information about COVID-19 and PHD’s response, please visit www.publichealthsbc.org or call the COVID-19 Call Center at (833) 688-5551 on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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Minibeast Mar 18, 2020 04:02 PM
Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

Is there some new info regarding the incubation period of SarsCoV2? I read it can take 2 to 14 days for symptoms to become evident. How many days of being infected before you test positive? Anyone know?>>>>>> Testing negative does not necessarily mean you do not have the virus. And . . . significantly: people who recover may also relapse. (USAToday; updated March 14, 2020)

pstarSR Mar 19, 2020 08:47 AM
Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

So whats the point in testing if you distrust the test. Gezzus i mean look at this like a good thing, its a positive note in weeks worth if shit. Regardless of what usatoday says. Why would we test if the results didnt matter

jqb Mar 18, 2020 04:37 PM
Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

From everything I've seen, there's no lag between being infected and testing positive--this virus is very effective at reproducing itself. Several articles say you can be shedding virus (contagious) as much as 5 days before showing symptoms--but I imagine it can be even longer in people who are asymptomatic. According to https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30195-X/fulltext "The maximum incubation period is assumed to be up to 14 days, whereas the median time from onset of symptoms to intensive care unit (ICU) admission is around 10 days. Recently, WHO reported that the time between symptom onset and death ranged from about 2 weeks to 8 weeks." ... I've read that the median time between infection and death is 17 days. There are lots of numbers--including that one--and charts in https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

420722 Mar 18, 2020 02:25 PM
Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

2:14 I would assume you got downvoted because so many people lie, exaggerate or spread false information that the people wanted to hear it from county officials before they believe it. It’s sad that we can’t trust one another but that’s my take on it. Anyway, this is awesome news!

a-1590944896 Mar 18, 2020 02:27 PM
Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

If someone thinks something is a lie they should check it out for themselves. The comment clearly referenced Twitter and the name of the account on Twitter - anyone could have verified the info which was legit. Don't bother sharing anymore I'd say. Except for those you know personally. Good news.

a-1590944896 Mar 15, 2020 02:14 PM
Negative Test Results for Five UCSB Students Under Quarantine

Yes, this came out on Twitter Friday night I had commented about it to alert ppl and was downvoted for some reason. It was a sorority, or sorority sisters and they were self-isolating once they found out.

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