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New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported on Campus

September 2, 2020

El Camino College received a confirmed report on 9/2/2021, 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 9/2/2021 and was last on campus on 8/23/2021. This individual has not identified any close contacts while on campus and is observing the minimum 10-day isolation at home. The location where the affected individual has visited, the first floor, north wing of the Administration Building, will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as required.

El Camino College also received another confirmed report on 9/2/2021, that two individuals tested positive for COVID-19 on 9/2/2021, and were last on campus on 9/1/2021. These individuals have identified close contacts while on campus, who have been notified, and those individuals who are required to observe the minimum 10-day isolation at home are doing so. The locations where the affected individuals have visited, ITEC Room 142, Natural Sciences Building Room 113, PCB Rooms 201 and 202, 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.