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9/25/2020 - 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 September 24, Student Wellness Services (SWS) was informed that a Caltech undergraduate student living off-campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual, who had not been on campus since March, is now isolating in Avery House. In coordination with the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD), SWS has completed contact tracing and notified anyone who may have had close contact with this student. The student does not appear to have had any close contact with individuals who are reporting to campus.

This brings the total number of reported COVID-19 cases among members of the Caltech community and off-campus Caltech facilities to 24. 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.