Students and employees who may have been exposed have been notified to quarantine for the recommended 14 days, and have been encouraged to be tested. As of today, the instructor has not been hospitalized, is self-isolating, and is currently receiving treatment at home.
From San Juan College
Friday, June 26, 2020
An instructor at San Juan College has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Upon notification of the test, the College immediately began contact tracing and CDC recommended cleaning measures. The instructor taught classes on Monday and Tuesday of this week. After experiencing symptoms, the instructor was tested on Wednesday, and the results were confirmed on Friday. Students and employees who may have been exposed have been notified to quarantine for the recommended 14 days, and have been encouraged to be tested. As of today, the instructor has not been hospitalized, is self-isolating, and is currently receiving treatment at home.
Prior to the College’s Phase I reopening on June 8, safety protocols were put into place. All students, employees and visitors who come to campus and enter into buildings are required to stop at a checkpoint for a no-contact temperature check and complete a health condition questionnaire. Additional protocols include: group size limitations, social distancing and sanitization processes. Masks also must be worn as required by New Mexico Public Health Orders.
The College extends warmest thoughts and wishes to the employee and their family for a quick recovery. Students, employees and the community’s health and safety remains the college’s top priority. The College encourages everyone to continue to utilize precautionary and preventive measures. For COVID-19 information, visit sanjuancollege.edu/coronavirus.
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