Cypress College has two new COVID-19 cases with ties to campus. The first case involves an on-campus student who had not attended class between being exposed to Coronavirus and the diagnosis. The second case involves an essential worker, who may have been on campus following exposure.
A Cypress College student who is currently enrolled in a class that meets regularly on campus tested positive for COVID-19. The student notified Cypress College of a positive test result on the evening of Thursday, November 24, 2020, reporting an asymptomatic positive test result; the student was possibly exposed on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, following the most-recent class session attended on campus.
Tracing information provided by the student and the faculty member for the course states that appropriate protective equipment, including a face mask, was worn at all times while the student was on campus. In addition, the employee 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.
A Cypress College employee received a positive test result on Friday, November 27, 2020. The employee sought a COVID-19 test on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, after learning of an off-campus exposure potentially as early as Sunday, November 22, 2020. While unaware of the potential exposure, the employee reported to work one day, on Monday, November 23, 2020. During the employee’s single shift following the suspected exposure to Coronavirus, appropriate PPE and social distancing were employed. The employee is asymptomatic and will return to work only after completing the appropriate self isolation guidelines.