A Fullerton College student enrolled in an in-person athletic conditioning class tested positive for COVID-19. The student last attended class on-campus on October 22. They learned on October 25 that they had been exposed off-campus to COVID-19 and were tested. On Sunday, Nov. 1 they informed their instructor of their positive test results. Four classmates have been advised to be tested and self-quarantine as a precaution.
Weekly updates will only be made if there is a confirmed, on-campus COVID-19 exposure.
Student-Athlete Safety Measures
Fullerton College resumed outdoor athletic conditioning on October 19 for student-athletes from several intercollegiate teams. Strict safety measures, stemming from California Community College Athletic Training Association COVID-19 workgroup and the Orange County Health Agency guidelines, are in place, including daily temperature and symptom checks, a mask protocol, social distancing and more.
Prior to returning the week of October 19, coaches, administrators, and students completed training on COVID-19 safety practices. Students were required to complete an advanced health screening with their personal physicians to meet medical eligibility. Health screenings included COVID-19 specific screening questions. Social distancing is achieved by dividing the teams into “pods” of 10 or fewer student-athletes each. These pods participate in contactless, socially distanced athletic conditioning activities. Teams are not scrimmaging or conducting drills that require students to share equipment.
Total Confirmed, On-campus COVID-19 Positive Students: 5