A Cypress College student who is currently enrolled in a class that meets on campus tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last on campus on November 19, 2020, was exposed on November 20, 2020, and tested positive on November 25, 2020.
Tracing information provided by the student states that appropriate protective equipment, including a face mask, was worn at all times when the student was on campus. In addition, the student did not have either direct or prolonged contact with anyone else on campus. The student reported no needs of support from the college and is self isolating in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
According to the CDC, “A potential exposure means having close contact within 6 feet of an individual with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The timeframe for having contact with an individual includes the period of time of 48 hours before the individual became symptomatic.”
Because the CDC guidelines for potential transmission exposure to others was not met in this instance, the threat to students is low. In addition, Cypress College has made available its Health Center professionals to answer questions or provide additional guidance and support to these students.