New On-Campus COVID-19 Exposure

October 05, 2020

A third Fullerton College student enrolled in an in-person lab, tested positive for COVID-19. The student was symptomatic when they lasted attended classes on September 29.

The symptomatic student took a COVID-19 test earlier in the day and then attended the evening lab, potentially exposing nine classmates. The student received positive COVID-test results on September 30 prompting an exposure assessment based on current guidance from the CDC. While the COVID-19 positive student wore a mask and gloves, the student came within six feet of other classmates for more than 15 minutes.

The nine classmates in exposure proximity and the instructor were advised to get tested and quarantine until October 13. An additional three sections taught by the instructor will be taught online until the instructor may resume teaching in-person on October 14 at the earliest.

Fall 2020 students attending in-person classes were provided a COVID-19 Self-Assessment Form before the semester began and were asked to review the form before coming to class. Students are advised to review this form before coming to campus each time.

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.