On April 27th, Imperial Valley College was informed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The College has been closed to the public and most of the students since March 16, 2020. The majority of the employees have been home since March 20th. On April 6th, a minimal number of employees were allowed to return to campus.
The employee who is impacted by COVID-19 is at home recovering and in isolation, per Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD) guidelines. Federal health privacy law prohibits the College from releasing more information regarding the employee. As a result of greater access to COVID-19 testing, public health officials expect an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases and as such, the college will continue to remain transparent and do its best to convey employee-related COVID-19 cases reported.
Imperial Valley College will continue working with the Imperial County Public Health Department to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and will remain physically closed to the general public. The College continues to remain open remotely during normal business hours and Distance Education (online learning) is being offered to students at this time via phone, Zoom, and email. The majority of the employees are working remotely unless otherwise notified. The majority of students continue to study at home.
The College is following all CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting prior to campus reopening.
The College continues to encourage social distancing and face-covering recommendations provided by CDC and ICPHD in accordance with the stay at home orders.