January 4, 2021
El Camino College received confirmed reports on January 4 that three members of the campus community have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus. To protect patient privacy, the individuals’ information is considered confidential and will not be disclosed.
All three of these individuals were last on campus December 23. Per the current Health Officer Order from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, these individuals were not considered infectious when they were last on campus before the holiday break. In addition, it has been confirmed these individuals had no identified close contacts while on campus before the holiday break. In accordance with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health directives, these individuals will observe the required minimum 10-day isolation at home. As an added precaution, the District will disinfect the Campus Police Department, the Art & Behavioral Science Building, ITEC Building, and Facilities Building the affected individuals are known to have visited before testing positive for COVID-19.
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 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.
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.