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Confirmed Cases

Confirmed Cases and Exposures

September 24, 2021

We are writing to provide notification about confirmed cases of COVID-19 that led to five exposures.

Two children with the Early Childhood Education Center who were last at the Valencia location on Sept. 17 began having COVID-19 symptoms on Sept. 18. The district was notified of positive diagnoses on Sept. 22. The center has closed the affected classrooms through Sept. 27 based on a quarantine start date of Sept. 18, and center families have been notified.

Contact tracing showed that five individuals were exposed. All who were exposed will monitor for symptoms.

As mentioned in earlier cases, we understand the desire to know more about these situations. However, we must balance the concern that we all have for our co-workers and students with privacy laws. With that in mind, we are not able to provide more detail that could identify these individuals.

As a reminder, please continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms each day before coming to campus. Do not enter campus if you are currently experiencing, or have in the past 14 days experienced:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our COVID-19 Compliance Team at or (661) 993-7670.


Free COVID-19 testing is available at two locations on the Valencia campus:

  • Parking Lot 7: The drive-through testing site is in the parking structure is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Appointments are required. Information
  • Student Center: Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Make Appointment


  • To book an appointment to be vaccinated, please visit

For more information about COVD-19, we encourage you to review the CDC's Frequently Asked Questions

For details on resources available to college employees, please contact our Employee COVID-19 Officer, Maria Calderon, at (661) 362-5563. She will help you with information about benefits available under federal, state, and local laws, such as workers’ compensation, as well as options for COVID-19-related leave, including district-offered sick leave, leave under collective bargaining provisions, and protections against retaliation and discrimination.

We appreciate everyone’s continued efforts to heed health and safety guidelines and do their part to protect the health of our college community.

– College of the Canyons Incident Command Team