October 19, 2021
El Camino College received a confirmed report on 10/19/2021, that an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. To protect patient privacy, the individual's information is considered confidential and will not be disclosed.
This individual tested positive on 10/19/2021, and was last on campus on 10/19/2021. This individual has not identified any close contacts while on campus and is observing the minimum 10-day isolation at home. The affected individual visited the Industry Technology Education Center check-in kiosk, which is regularly disinfected and sanitized as required, and received a rapid test at MBBM 136 which is also cleaned regularly.
It is important to know that transmission more commonly occurs via sustained face-to-face contact and through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Surface transmission is less common.
The entire El Camino College community sends this individual sincere wishes for a quick recovery. As always, all El Camino College students and employees are asked to follow the directions given by public health and elected officials during this outbreak. This includes obeying the Health Officer’s most recent orders from Los Angeles County and the State of California.
For more information on how COVID-19 is spread, infection prevention techniques, and other COVID-19 related resources, please refer to the El Camino College COVID-19 Task Force Website.