Fullerton College received confirmation this week that there are two, yet unrelated, cases of essential employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first confirmed cases of college employees testing positive for COVID-19.
Out of abundant caution, while each employee awaited their test results, contact tracing protocol had already begun. On June 25, the college notified all employees who may have been exposed and asked them to self-quarantine for 14 days. All employees were wearing n95 masks during the course of their work and interaction with one another.
A limited amount of essential employees report to work on campus since the college closure went into effect March 15. When other employees or contractors need to be on campus, they are required to check in at Campus Safety, so a record is kept of workspaces that need to be disinfected by custodial staff. Anyone on campus is required to wear a mask.
Employees who are experiencing symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, should stay home and consult with their personal physician. Students should notify their instructor if they need to miss class. Anyone concerned that they may be experiencing symptoms is recommended to follow the steps of the CDC Coronavirus Self Checker https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html.
If a student tests positive they are asked to call the Student Health Center at 714-992-7093 as soon as possible. Employees should contact their immediate management supervisor.
Free Regional Testing Resources:
- Orange County: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/sites/virus/files/2020-06/COVID-19_Test_Locations_in_OC_2020-06-30_Final.pdf
- Los Angeles County: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
- San Bernardino County: https://sbcovid19.com/testing-sites/
- Riverside County: https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing
Note: Announcements of confirmed COVID-19 cases will only be shared if there is an exposure on campus.