Two more UC Santa Barbara students have tested positive for the coronavirus, Chancellor Henry Yang announced in a campus-wide email sent out on Wednesday.
Neither student lives in campus housing, Yang said in the email, but one of the two students worked for Dining Services, where two staff members tested positive for the coronavirus less than two weeks ago.
The student who worked in Dining Services had not been at work for more than a week and was not involved in food preparation, according to Yang.
“Dining Services has notified staff members and others who may have had contact with the newly reported case, and campus officials are working with Santa Barbara County Public Health officials, who have determined whether anyone in the community with close contact with either of the new cases will require additional follow up,” Yang wrote.
Yang said in the email that all staff members are required to “wear face coverings at all times while on campus, wear gloves while working, and practice physical distancing, even while on breaks.” Students receive their pre-prepared meals at an outdoor satellite location where “all tables and surface areas are cleaned and sanitized following every transaction.”
UCSB has confirmed six cases of the coronavirus in the community as of today, including two on June 8, one on April 18 and one on April 7.