Four new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on the El Camino College campus, bringing the total number of cases to 482.
An email sent by El Camino College’s Office of Marketing and Communications on March 17 says the cases were confirmed on March 16, with individuals testing positive and last seen on campus on March 14 and 16.
The individuals did not reveal any close contacts, tested on campus and left immediately after getting positive results.
The facility department was notified to clean all areas that the infected people visited, such as the Math Business Allied Health building room 217 and the women’s toilet on the second floor, according to the email.
The infected individuals adhere to the minimum 10-day isolation period in the home, but may return to campus earlier if found asymptomatic and test negative on the fifth day.
These four cases come almost three weeks after the latest COVID-19 update was released by Marketing and Communications February 25th.
El Camino students and staff are asked to continue to follow the instructions of public health and elected officials during the COVID-19 outbreak, including health officer Muntu Davis’ latest orders from Los Angeles County and the state of California.