2nd Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

September 29, 2020

A second Fullerton College student enrolled in an in-person lab, tested positive for COVID-19. The student was asymptomatic when they last attended class on September 21. The student began experiencing symptoms on September 26 and received a positive test result on September 29.

An exposure assessment based on current guidance from the CDC was completed, and the risk to others does not warrant that other classmates nor the instructor need to quarantine.

While on campus September 21, the student wore a mask, did not come within six feet of others, and did not speak with anyone for 15 minutes or more, which according to the CDC, are measures to assess risk of exposure. Additionally, specialized ventilation and ongoing safety measures are in place to disinfect the classroom and create social distancing.

While the CDC exposure threshold does not appear to have been met, students in the class were informed out of abundant caution and reminded of safety protocols to reduce the risk of infection to themselves and others. Instructional accommodations will be provided if they elect to self-quarantine.

This student was not in the class where an exposure took place on Sept. 22. This article includes information about that exposure.

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.