Case and Exposure Notification
January 10, 2022
We are writing to provide notification of two unrelated COVID-19 cases that have resulted in a total of five exposures on campus.
In the first case, an employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Jan. 3 subsequently experienced COVID-19 symptoms, received a positive test result on Jan. 3, and notified the district on Jan. 5. Contact tracing showed three exposures. The employee will isolate for the required period, and those exposed will monitor for symptoms or isolate as appropriate.
In the second case, an employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Jan. 4 subsequently experienced COVID-19 symptoms, received a presumed positive diagnosis from a physician on Jan. 4, and notified the district on Jan. 5. Contact tracing showed two exposures. The employee will isolate for the required period, and those exposed will monitor for symptoms or isolate as appropriate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 993-7670.
Vaccinations and Boosters
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. More information about vaccinations is available at myturn.ca.gov.
Valencia Campus Student Center
- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
Canyon Country Campus Quad 1B
- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday
Testing is available at the Valencia campus.
Valencia Campus Student Center
Testing is also available this week at the Student Center. Appointments are recommended, but not required.
- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Valencia Campus Parking Structure
Drive-through testing is available Monday through Saturday during the hours listed below. Appointments are required.
- 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
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