As promised, we have been in contact with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) for updates on the coronavirus. As of 7:54 am this morning, we can continue to confirm:
- There remains only one case of novel coronavirus in the County of Orange (a male in his 50s)
- There remains no evidence of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus within the County
- The OCHCA in conjunction with the CDC monitors all "close contact" cases affiliated with exposure to the coronavirus
- There is no current "close contact" link between the patient who has been hospitalized and an IVC student or employee
Should any of this information change, leadership at OCHCA will notify me directly. In circumstances such as this, it is critically important that faculty, students, and staff be led by experts at the OCHCA and the CDC, and not by social media.
We want to again stress and confirm that the IVC Campus is open and safe. I am also restating that no IVC student or employee has been linked to any "close contact" exposure of the virus.
We will continue to post and share additional information from the OCHCA when it becomes available. Please continue to monitor your IVC email and check the news section of the IVC website for updates. Also, stay informed with updates from the OCHCA.
Please remember, it is cold/flu season and normal precautionary measures are always appropriate.
Cindy Vyskocil, Ed.D.
Irvine Valley College