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COVID-19 Update

28 August 2020

Dear Peralta Community, 

We learned on August 27, 2020, that one of our DGS employees has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  The employee has been in self-quarantine at home now for nearly two weeks.  

The health and well-being of our students and employees are paramount. If you develop flu or other symptoms including dry cough and fever, please contact your medical provider, and do not come to work on campus.  

We cannot identify the employee who tested positive for the virus because of privacy laws.  However, we have gathered the names of those few employees that worked in proximity with the person who tested positive.  Following our protocols for safety, those employees have already been contacted and advised to also self-quarantine and follow up with their health care provider. 

The District Office facilities and the college campuses are officially closed until January 4, 2021, with exceptions made for individuals performing essential roles on campus, and for food giveaways.  I ask that you not make unnecessary trips to any campus at this time unless you are performing essential functions (which can also include preparing for online instruction). 

If you, as an employee, have medical questions, please contact your health care provider. Students with concerns can contact the Roots Clinic at (510) 533-1248 (please provide your student ID during the call). 

If you have concerns about your working environment on campus, please let me know. 

The health and safety of Peralta students and employees remain our top priority.  It is critical that we maintain the best practices for health and safety:  wash your hands; wear a mask; maintain social distancing of six feet when around other people.  

Please visit https://safe.peralta.edu/ for the most up-to-date information and resources regarding COVID-19 for students, faculty/staff, and the community. 

Thank you and stay safe. 

Chanelle Whittaker

Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources & Employee Relations

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