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10/8/2020 - New COVID-19 Case Reported to Caltech

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From: Jennifer Howes, Executive Director of Student Wellness Services
Re: New COVID-19 Case Reported to Caltech

In the last 24 hours, Student Wellness Services (SWS) has been informed that a Caltech employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is isolating at home.

This individual was last on campus on September 18, 2020. In coordination with the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), SWS has completed contact tracing and found that this individual does not appear to have had any close contact with members of the campus community.

This brings the total number of reported COVID-19 cases among the Caltech community and off-campus Caltech facilities since the beginning of the pandemic to 25. None of the known campus cases appear to be connected with any other reported COVID-19 infections among the campus community at this time. Individual health information is confidential and we ask all members of the community to be respectful of those privacy rights.

Please remember that we must all continue do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are ill or have a fever;
  • Use the Caltech COVID-19 Reporting application on the days you are scheduled to be on campus;
  • Wear a cloth face covering; and
  • Maintain appropriate physical distance from others on campus.

More information about Caltech's response to the pandemic can be found on the Caltech coronavirus webpage. Reports of illness, testing metrics, and confirmed case counts can be found on a dedicated dashboard that is updated by 2 p.m. PDT each weekday. Please note that JPL tracks COVID-19 cases separately and is not included in these data.