Confirmed Case and Exposure
October 20, 2021
We are writing to provide notification about a confirmed COVID-19 case that was reported to the district and resulted in one exposure.
A student who last attended class Oct. 14 in the Student Center and X6 at the Valencia campus received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Oct. 15. The district received notification on Oct. 16. The student believes it was contracted off campus. The student will continue to isolate for the required period. Contact tracing showed that one person was 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. All three vaccinations – Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen – are available. 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. Educators and others with high institutional or occupational risk are eligible.
Valencia Campus Student Center
- 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
Canyon Country Campus Quad 1B
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
- 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
More information about vaccinations is available at 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