On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Oregon Coast Community College learned a member of the College community had tested positive for COVID-19.
Individuals who may have been exposed have been contacted and rigorous cleaning protocols were followed. According to Lincoln County Public Health, the College community member had limited interaction with staff and students at the college; therefore, no further intervention at the college is required. The college will continue using the normal COVID 19 safety protocols.
“We’re grateful for the proactive report from this individual and we wish them a speedy and full recovery,” said OCCC President Dr. Birgitte Ryslinge. “Our team has built, refined, and practiced plans for, and responses to, this exact situation, and our response is continuing in accordance with that planning. Nothing is more important to the College than the safety and well-being of its students and employees.”
This is the first on-campus confirmed case at OCCC.
To learn more about how you can prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, including upcoming guidance for businesses and organizations to follow during the two-week ‘freeze,’ visit https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19.
Registration continues for the Winter Term. Students interested in enrolling should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in preparation for registration. Learn more at www.oregoncoast.edu/apply.