December 31, 2020
El Camino College received a confirmed report on December 31 that a member of the campus community 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 December 30 and was last on campus December 23. Per the current Health Officer Order from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the individual was not considered infectious when they were last on campus. In addition, it has been confirmed this individual had no identified close contacts while on campus. In accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the individual will observe the required minimum 10-day isolation at home. As an added precaution, the District will disinfect areas the affected individual is known to have visited before testing positive for COVID-19.
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 officials and elected officials during this outbreak. This includes obeying the stay-at-home orders from Los Angeles County and the State of California, following correct social distancing practices, and continuing to maintain proper hygiene.