Second Positive COVID-19 case at San Juan College

The individual practiced social distancing while on campus and wore a mask the entire time. As of today, the individual has not been hospitalized, is self-isolating, and is currently receiving treatment at home.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Editor's note: The original headline to this story has been updated.  The person who tested positive for COVID-19 at San Juan College was NOT an employee, but a visitor to campus.  We regret the error. -Scott Michlin


From San Juan College

Friday, July 17, 2020

An individual on San Juan College’s main campus 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 individual was on campus for a few hours on Thursday and was notified late Thursday afternoon that they had tested positive for the virus.  The individual practiced social distancing while on campus and wore a mask the entire time. As of today, the individual 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 individual 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 

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