Confirmed COVID-19 Case at El Camino
El Camino College received a confirmed report on May 14 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 May 7 and was last on campus May 3. It has been confirmed this individual had no identified close contacts while on campus. Nevertheless, the individual will observe the required minimum 10-day isolation at home. The individual was in an open area of campus, was not in any building or facility, and did not use the restrooms. Thus, no cleaning or disinfection of areas is needed.
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 Health Officer 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.