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7/30/2020 - 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

On July 30, Student Wellness Services (SWS) was informed that a Children's Center at Caltech (CCC) employee tested positive for COVID-19. The individual, who last reported to the campus facility on July 27, is now isolating at home.

In coordination with the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), the CCC has identified and notified individuals who may have had close contact with the employee, and has provided instructions for quarantining.

This case brings the total number of COVID-19 cases reported to Caltech within the last 14 days to seven. 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.