Important Campus Update

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 14:47

We are writing to share with you that three AVC employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This information was confirmed by the college on Monday, June 29. The affected individuals were last known to be on the Lancaster campus between Monday, June 22 and Thursday, June 25. To maintain privacy, we cannot share any information that could serve to identify the individuals, including work locations. Please respect the privacy of the affected employees and do not engage in speculation or rumors. Human Resources is coordinating with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to notify employees who have been in direct contact with the affected individuals.

Due to the confirmed cases, there will be no student, employee or public access to the Lancaster and Palmdale campuses from July 1-15, 2020. Please do not visit either campus unless it is absolutely necessary and approved by your supervisor. Supervisors are required to notify maintenance and security in advance of any employee coming to campus for any reason.

Students are expected to continue their summer courses with remote instruction online. All employees are required to be available and work remotely unless taking personal leave. Please contact your supervisors to determine work assignments and schedules. Our maintenance and operations employees will be working independently and in staggered shifts to continue the maintenance and cleansing of the campus. During this time the campuses will be deep cleaned and there will be sanitizing of door handles, drinking fountains, public counters and railings, and other touch points.

It is critical to continue to wear face masks, maintain social distancing at all times, practice thorough hand washing, monitor for symptoms, and if symptoms arise, to stay away from others and seek medical advice. If you have any symptoms or individual concerns and need to self-report, please email and your supervisor as soon as possible. To learn more about COVID-19, please click here for information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We realize that this news may cause concerns and raise questions. We will continue to provide updates via the college website, email and social media. As a reminder, support and resources are offered through our Employee Assistance Program.

We wish our employees a swift and full recovery. Rest assured, the health and safety of our AVC community remains our top concern. These are truly uncertain times, but we will get through this together.

Ed Knudson
Antelope Valley College


Last updated: June 30, 2020