El Camino College received a confirmed report on August 22, 2021, that a faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. To protect patient privacy, information regarding this individual is considered confidential and will not be disclosed.
The individual tested positive on August 22nd, and was last on campus on August 20. This individual has been contacted to identify close contacts while on campus, and those contacts will be notified as soon as possible. Any individuals who are required to observe the minimum 10-day isolation at home will be advised to do so.
The areas where the affected individual visited, Suites 260 and 270 and the women’s restrooms in the Administration Building have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as required. 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 these individuals 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.