A Pomona College student has tested positive for coronavirus, the college says.
The student was diagnosed for COVID-19 on Tuesday and informed the school Wednesday, Pomona College announced Thursday night. The student, whose name was not released, left campus March 13 and has not returned, according to a statement from the college.
“With the global pandemic and community transmission of the virus in Los Angeles County, we will likely see more cases in our wider college community, and we are conveying our support to those affected during this time,” the statement said.
“In these cases, the college, when dictated by the available information, will work to notify those who have worked or lived on campus in close proximity with the person without identifying them by name.”
The school urged employees who are ill not to come to work and any student who is ill and still on campus should stay away from others.
Most students left campus by March 18, but the school has allowed less than 100 to remain in residence halls, the Daily Bulletin reported.
All in-person classes were canceled on March 11 and moved online.
Claremont reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Additionally, a UCLA employee was confirmed positive for the coronavirus Thursday, the third staff member and fifth member of the campus community to be diagnosed.
The patient has not worked on campus since March 13, the university stated on its website.
On Wednesday, a student who lived on campus but has been home since March 12 became the second student diagnosed with the virus, the university said.
Another student who lives in off-campus, non-university-owned housing was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 17.
Two other employees, one who works on campus and one employed off-campus, tested positive earlier this month.
UCLA moved to online instruction for the spring quarter and suspended non-essential meetings.