Newhall College District officers mentioned Thursday they’re taking “an abundance of warning” after a number of COVID-19 diagnoses have been linked to the district workplace, on the nook of Orchard Village Highway and Wiley Canyon Highway.
The native elementary college district joins the junior excessive and highschool district and The Grasp’s College, in addition to a lot of Santa Clarita Valley companies, which have all needed to cope with COVID-19 instances in latest weeks as native numbers proceed to rise.
The workplace doorways on the Newhall College District have been locked Thursday afternoon, the calls forwarded, and Superintendent Jeff Pelzel mentioned the district was taking precautions in gentle of the reported diagnoses.
“After shut session with the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being, and the district’s insurance coverage and legal responsibility supplier ASCIP, upon a number of district workplace workers testing optimistic for COVID-19 inside roughly one week, the district workplace closed on Wednesday, Nov. 18, out of an abundance of warning,” Pelzel mentioned in a ready assertion. “All district workplace workers have been supplied the suitable sources to do business from home for uninterrupted assist of instruction and different work of our college websites.”
“We’ll proceed to watch the scenario intently as we implement security protocols at native college websites to maintain college students and workers secure,” Pelzel added.
District officers mentioned Thursday they couldn’t affirm the precise variety of instances and even additional determine the classification of the staff, citing authorized issues.
Along with the latest disclosure from the Newhall College District, the Los Angeles County Division of Public Well being has reported six workers and eight college students at TMU have contracted the illness.
It’s unclear when the instances have been reported. Nonetheless, The Grasp’s College officers mentioned on Thursday they have been following well being protocols established by native authorities. The Sign additionally beforehand reported no less than one coronavirus case on a Williams S. Hart Union Excessive College District campus, though district officers have additionally refused to expose any extra info.
4 different SCV companies had no less than a double-digit determine for the variety of diagnoses: Marathon Truck Physique Inc. in Newhall with 24 instances amongst their workers; Forrest Machining Inc. in Valencia with 21 instances; Bay Heart Meals in Valencia with 14 instances; and 13 instances among the many workers at Canyon Plastics, additionally positioned in Valencia.
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