COVID-19 Announcement

March 05, 2021
Fullerton College learned that a faculty member who teaches an in-person lab class tested positive for COVID-19 on March 3. The faculty member last taught in-person on February 22 to six students. The college conducted contact tracing in accordance with published CDC guidelines and determined that no one else needs to quarantine. The students and the instructor all wore masks and were socially distanced from one another. The likelihood of exposure to students is low, and as of March 4, none of the students have reported experiencing symptoms.

The class will be able to meet in-person after the instructor meets the following criteria, established in the NOCCCD Covid-19 Guidelines and Protocol Manual:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and no sooner than 14 days, and
  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).

Fullerton College releases information about on-campus COVID exposures on Fridays if an exposure occurred in the week prior. In the event anyone is directly impacted by an exposure or a potential exposure on campus, they will receive guidance from the college before and apart from the public announcements.