Positive Cases

Updated November 23, 2020

The following are positive COVID-19 cases members of the campus community have reported to the district. We understand some people want more details, but we must balance this concern with the need, by law, to respect the privacy of those diagnosed. We cannot provide information that would serve to identify any of them.
 Per our protocols, we are keeping the campus community informed and notifying the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. In all cases, the district took the following actions:

  • Extensive contact tracing
  • Determination of exposures to others
  • Verified that no cases are linked
  • Provided information to directly affected employees and students
  • Cleaning/disinfecting in excess of CDC guidelines

In cases where contact tracing showed that members of the campus community were exposed to the virus, the district notified those individuals who were exposed and, as a precaution, sent an email notification to the campus community. Links to the content of those notifications can be found below.

Please remember to respect people’s privacy. If you have additional information about these cases, please do not share it with anyone as it may be considered a HIPPA violation. Additionally, as a reminder, exposure can happen when a COVID-positive person has close contact with others. Close contact is defined as prolonged contact (15 or more minutes within six feet, or unprotected direct contact to body fluids).


November 23, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. Individual, who was last on the Canyon Country campus Nov. 9, was exposed Nov. 10 to a close family member who was symptomatic and later tested positive. Individual became symptomatic and began a 10-day self-isolation Nov. 17. Individual tested positive Nov. 20.


November 8, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: COVID-19 Testing Site, Valencia campus. Individual was last on campus working at the COVID-19 drive-through testing site in the parking structure Nov. 6. Contact tracing was conducted. Those who were exposed to the individual have been notified and asked to self-quarantine and not return to campus for 14 days. Wider public exposure is not a concern. The testing site provides a closed-window, self-administered test, and all site staff stay 6 feet away from vehicles.

Notification


November 8, 2020

Two Members of Campus Community

Exposure: Early Childhood Education Center (ECE), Valencia campus. Two staff members tested positive. A third who exhibited symptoms tested negative. Out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the ECE directed three classrooms and their associated staff members to self-quarantine for 14 days or until notified otherwise. All parents received separate notification if their child was in an affected classroom. All ECE classrooms were closed for three weeks, with plans to resume operations on Nov. 30.

Notification


October 17, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None, due to appropriate physical distancing and mask wearing. Individual did not have close contact with anyone on campus. Those who did interact with individual were advised to seek medical attention and COVID-19 testing.


October 14, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None, due to time elapsed from date individual was last on campus to dates symptoms developed and positive diagnosis.


October 11, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: Towsley Hall, Valencia campus. Individual was last on campus Oct. 7 in a welding class. Contact tracing was conducted and those who were in Towsley Hall and may have come in contact with individual were notified and asked to self-quarantine and not return to campus for 14 days.

Notification


October 7, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None, due to time elapsed from date individual was last on campus to dates symptoms developed and positive diagnosis.


July 13, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. Individual was last on campus July 1. Since individual was not on campus for 48 hours before symptoms developed, we do not believe anyone was exposed. Out of an abundance of caution, contact tracing was conducted and those who may have come in contact were notified.

Notification


April 6, 2020

Two Members of Campus Community

Exposure: None. In the first case, individual self-reported the diagnosis. Individual was last on campus March 13. Because individual was last on campus two weeks prior, the 14-day period of self-quarantine recommended by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health passed. In the second case, the college was notified by a family member that the affected individual was admitted to the hospital for treatment of COVID-19-related symptoms. While official test results were pending, the case was treated as a presumptive positive diagnosis by the patient’s physicians. Individual was last on campus March 25. For reference, April 9 marked the end of the 14-day period from the point of potential exposure.

Notification


April 3, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. Individual self-reported the diagnosis. Individual was last on the Valencia campus March 13. Because individual was last on campus more than two weeks prior, the 14-day period of self-quarantine recommended by the L.A. County Department of Public Health passed.

Notification