Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

September 28, 2020

A Fullerton College student, enrolled in an in-person class, tested positive for COVID-19. The student was asymptomatic when they lasted attended classes on September 22.

The student notified their faculty member on September 23 that they had been exposed off campus to COVID-19. The student took the test on September 25 and received positive test results on September 27. The faculty member has notified the other students enrolled in the class and transitioned the class to online learning until October 7 to allow time for the CDC recommended 14-day quarantine period after an exposure.

Three other sections of the in-person course will be taught online while the faculty member is quarantined as well. Students in the other three sections have not been exposed and are not required to quarantine.

During the time of the exposure, the students and the faculty member wore masks and maintained social distancing. Additionally, after each class, the students and instructor regularly disinfect their workspaces and custodial staff disinfects each classroom after every use.

The majority of fall 2020 courses are taught online. However, there are some face-to-face courses during the 2020 fall semester and new safety measures are in place for those classes. Students enrolled in those classes have received instructions from the college and their instructor. This link provides more details regarding safer return to campus instructions for students.

Masks are required at all times while on the Fullerton College campus. Students have access to masks and hand sanitizer in their classrooms. Hand sanitizer is also available at the entrances of buildings.

It is important that students do not come to campus if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or if they believe they have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19. Students who anticipate missing class due to COVID-19, should notify their instructor and wait for further information before coming to campus. Prior to coming to campus they are asked to self-screen for symptoms and review the following safety information.

Each day students plan to attend an in-person class, they should review this Covid-19 Self-Assessment Form before determining if they should come to campus.

Employees who are experiencing symptoms of the flu or COVID-19, should notify their immediate supervisor, stay home and consult with their personal physician.

Anyone concerned that they may be experiencing symptoms are recommended to follow the steps of the CDC Coronavirus Self Checker.