Sierra College Issues Corona Virus Warning

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 05, 2020 / comments

[Josh Morgan Director, Marketing/Community Relations/PIO Sierra College]

"To members of the Sierra College Community, 

We are working closely with Placer County Public Health (PCPH), and you may have heard the sad news that a Placer County resident has died of COVID-19. According to PCPH, the person, an elderly adult with underlying health conditions, was the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county and is now the first to die from the illness in California. The patient tested presumptively positive on Tuesday at a California lab and was likely exposed during international travel from Feb. 11-21 on a cruise ship that departed from San Francisco to Mexico. The patient was In isolation at Kaiser Permanente Roseville. 

We have learned that two Sierra College employees were also on the same cruise. Both of those employees returned to work at Sierra for periods of time following the cruise, and following notification of potential exposure are now at home. The employees work in administrative offices on the Rocklin campus, not classrooms, and those in their departments have been notified. 

There will be additional emalls that follow-up with specific information for students, faculty, and staff as information Is available but we wanted to get this update to our community as soon as possible. 

We are taking guidance related to school access from public health officials and based on that classes and campus activities at Sierra College on all campuses are continuing as planned. 

In the meantime, please send any questions to Covid19@SlerraColtege.edu

Thank you, Josh Morgan Director, Marketing/Community Relations/PIO Sierra College."