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Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

April 3, 2020 Updates

  • Compton College will extend alternative academic instruction and online student support services, and telecommuting through Friday, June 12, 2020.
    • Employees will return to campus on Monday, June 15, 2020.
    • Essential functions necessary for the continuation of District business, that can only be performed on campus, will remain on campus through Friday, June 12, 2020.
  • The 2020 Compton College Virtual Commencement Ceremony, which will be a pre-recorded commencement ceremony, including keynote speeches and 10-15 second videos from each graduate.
  • Student services, including counseling are available online at: www.compton.edu/studentservices/.

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COVID-19 in California by the Numbers

As of April 2, 2020, there are a total of 10,701 positive cases and 237 deaths in California. 

For more information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the latest information on repatriation and federal management, please see this statement from the CDC.


How can people protect themselves?

 Every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

If a person develops symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough or shortness of breath, and has reason to believe they may have been exposed, they should call their health care provider or local health department before seeking care. Contacting them in advance will make sure that people can get the care they need without putting others at risk. Please be sure to tell your health care provider about your travel history. You can also take the following precautionary measures: avoid contact with sick individuals, wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

For more information visit the CDC's website.

For more information from the California Department of Public Health, go to https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx.

What if I am not feeling well and are experiencing the following symptoms - a fever, cough or shortness of breath?

Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) "Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick" guidelines (PDF) and contact the St. John's Student Health Center by calling 323-541-1411 if you have questions, concerns, or would like to make an appointment to visit a clinic.

 

You may also call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health directly at 213-240-7941 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or 213-974-1234 (after hours) and follow their instructions.

 

If you test positive for COVID-19, please contact your Compton College instructor via email as soon as possible. Provide the following information: your full name and Compton College student ID #, when you tested positive; when and where you were last on campus; and include a list of classes you are currently enrolled in for the spring 2020 semester.

Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) "Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick"  guidelines (PDF) and contact your primary health care provider.

 

You may also call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health directly at 213-240-7941 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or 213-974-1234 (after hours) and follow their instructions.

 

If you test positive for COVID-19, please contact your manager/supervisor via email as soon as possible.

 

Campus administrators will contact the Pandemic Coordinators (rbox@compton.edu, rjames@compton.edu, hparnock@compton.edu, and rsasser@compton.edu) via email. You must also call the vice president of Human Resources, 310-900-1600, ext. 2400. Provide the following information to Human Resources: your full name, when and where you were last on campus, and when you tested positive.


Higher Education Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines for institutions of higher education. These guidelines provide more detailed protocols for implementing mitigation measures up to and including closure of campuses if necessary.

In addition to this updated guidance for colleges and universities, the CDPH also issued guidelines for mass gatherings (defined as events in which large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another other, but typically exclude office and commercial environments).

  • The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office has compiled a list of resources regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, available online here.
  • The California Department of Public Health has issued specific guidance to colleges and universities regarding COVID-19. That information is available here.
  • Click here for the CDPH's guidance document for event organizers.
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