Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you suspect you or someone you know has coronavirus, please report to Orange County (CA) Health Care Agency's Epidemiology Unit immediately: 714-834-8180

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to make headlines, it is natural to be concerned about the college community. We understand and share your concerns. Our aim is to inform you about the latest on the novel coronavirus and to reassure you as to the measures being taken to protect our college community.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to believe that the risk of acquiring this virus in the United States is low. While COVID-19 is a public health threat, guidelines from federal, state and local partners have defined that the immediate health risk to the general public in California and Orange County remains low. While increasing cases are being reported worldwide, it is important to emphasize there are currently no known cases of the novel coronavirus on any of our college campuses.

Monitoring & Information

The Coast District Office, the Public Safety Office and the Public Information Office monitor recommendations for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in an effort to support the health of our campus community. The situation regarding COVID-19 is evolving and rapidly changing as more is learned regarding transmission and patient outcomes.

Everyone can do their part by preventing the spread of viral respiratory illness. Please see below for the best prevention strategies.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2020

Late yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a State of Emergency to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the recent strain of Coronavirus.

The Orange County (CA) Health Care Agency has issued the following guidance:

Everyone is asked to follow good health hygiene including:

  • washing your hands,
  • staying home if you are sick,
  • avoiding close contact with people who are sick,
  • and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve (not hands)