Positive Cases

Updated May 5, 2021

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).


Summary of Cases

Month Reported Cases on Campus Exposures on Campus
April 2021 0 0
March 2021 1 2
February 2021  2
January 2021 11   5
December 2020 7 7
November 2020 5 12
October 2020 4 14
September 2020 0 0
August 2020 0 0
July 2020 1 0
June 2020 0 0
May 2020 0 0
April 2020 3 0
March 2020 0 0
Total 34 47

Note: Exposure is defined as a person who was within 6 feet of someone with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case for a cumulative period of 15 minutes or more during any 24-hour period.


March 11, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: Two. An employee working in the University Center and who was last on campus on March 9 received a positive diagnosis on March 10 and notified the district the same day. Two other employees were exposed. All will quarantine for the required period.

Notification


February 13, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: Seven. A student attending classes in the University Center and Aliso Hall and who was last at the Valencia campus on Feb. 11 received a positive diagnosis on Feb. 12 and notified the district Feb. 13. A faculty member and six students were exposed. All will quarantine for the required period.

Notification


February 12, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Feb. 2 received a positive diagnosis and notified the district Feb. 12. The employee will self-isolate for the required period.


January 25, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Jan. 15 received a positive diagnosis and notified the district Jan. 25. The employee will self-isolate for the required period.


January 24, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: Four employees. An employee in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center at the Valencia campus tested positive. The district was notified late on Jan. 22. Contact tracing determined that four other employees were exposed. They will self-quarantine for 14 days. At the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the ECE Center will close the classroom involved and plan to resume operations at the conclusion of the quarantine period. Parents of children in the affected classroom were notified.

Notification


January 22, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Jan. 19 received a positive diagnosis and notified the district on Jan. 22. The employee will self-isolate for the required period.


January 20, 2021

Two Members of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 18 received a positive diagnosis on Jan. 19 and notified the district on Jan. 20. The employee will self-isolate for the required period.

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Jan. 15 received a positive diagnosis on Jan. 16 and notified the district on Jan. 20. The employee will self-isolate for the required period.


January 11, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 18 has been diagnosed with COVID-19. While initially receiving a negative test result on Jan. 6, the employee’s doctor confirmed a positive diagnosis based on symptoms exhibited. The employee will self-isolate for the required time period.


January 7, 2021

Two Members of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 11 received a positive diagnosis on Jan. 4 and notified the district on Jan. 6.

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 17 received a positive diagnosis on Jan. 4 and notified the district on Jan. 7.


January 6, 2021

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 18 received a positive diagnosis on Dec. 31 and notified the district late Tuesday, Jan. 5.


January 5, 2021

Two Members of Campus Community

Exposure: None, not campus-related. An employee who was last in the University Center at the Valencia campus on Nov. 18 experienced symptoms Dec. 30 and received a positive diagnosis on Dec. 31.

Exposure: None, not campus-related. An employee who was last in Seco Hall at the Valencia campus on Nov. 24 experienced symptoms Dec. 13 and received a positive diagnosis on Dec. 18.


December 23, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None, not campus-related. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 8 experienced symptoms Dec. 19 and received a positive diagnosis on Dec. 22. Exposure may be related to spouse who tested positive on or about Dec. 19. Employee is in self-isolation through Dec. 29, which may be extended if symptoms persist.


December 21, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: Two employees. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 16 received a positive diagnosis on Dec. 19. Employee is in a period of self-quarantine. Contact tracing determined that two employees were exposed, and they are required to undergo testing and self-quarantine for 14 days. Quarantine periods are subject to extension.

Notification


December 14, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An employee who was last at the Valencia campus on Dec. 4 and had no close contact with other staff members began experiencing symptoms on Dec. 6. Individual was tested Dec. 11 and received notification of a positive diagnosis on Dec. 13. Individual has been in self-isolation since Dec. 6. Isolation will continue through Dec. 16, but is subject to extension should symptoms persist.


December 6, 2020

Two Members of Campus Community

Exposure: None. An MLT student who was last at a clinical site on Nov. 27 has tested positive. Student has not been on campus recently. Family members have tested positive for COVID-19. The student was tested on Dec. 3 and informed us of the positive result on Dec. 5. Student began a 10-day self-isolation, which may be extended if other family members test positive.

Exposure: None. An employee who was last on campus Dec. 4 has tested positive. The employee was tested on Dec. 3 and informed us of the positive result on Dec. 5. The employee began a 10-day self-isolation on Dec. 5.


December 5, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: Valencia campus. An employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. We received this information late on Dec. 4. The individual was last on campus Nov. 30. Contact tracing was conducted with those who interacted with the individual, and it was determined that five employees were exposed. They are required to undergo testing and self-quarantine for 14 days.

Notification


December 4, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. A nursing student who was last at a clinical site on Nov. 22 tested positive. Student has not been on campus recently. Due to wearing PPE, student did not have close contact with anyone. Other family members have tested positive for COVID-19. The student became symptomatic on Nov. 26, was tested on Dec. 1, and informed us of the positive result on Dec. 3. Student began a 10-day self-isolation Nov. 27, which may be extended if other family members test positive.


November 28, 2020

Member of Campus Community

Exposure: None. Individual was last on the Valencia campus Nov. 24 and did not have close contact with anyone. Individual became symptomatic on Nov. 25 and began a 14-day self-isolation. Individual tested positive Nov. 28.


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