Confirmed Cases and Exposures
October 5, 2021
We are writing to provide notification about two cases of COVID-19 that were reported to the district and resulted in 19 exposures.
Two students who last attended class in the East and West PE buildings at the Valencia campus on Sept. 28 received positive test results for COVID-19 on the same day and notified the district on Sept. 29. The students said they believe they contracted it off campus. The students will continue to isolate for the required period. Contact tracing showed that 19 students who attended the same classes as the diagnosed students were exposed.
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:
- Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
- Congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, diarrhea or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our COVID-19 Compliance Team at email@example.com or (661) 993-7670.
COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots are available at both campuses on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Boosters are available on a walk-up basis to those who have received both doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine six or more months ago.
Valencia Campus Student Center
- 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday
- 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
Canyon Country Campus Quad 1B
- 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
- 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday
You may also book an appointment to be vaccinated by visiting myturn.ca.gov.
Drive-through COVID-19 testing is available in the parking structure at the Valencia campus 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Appointments are required. Information
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