Chancellor Judy C. Miner sent the following message via email to Foothill-De Anza district employees.
July 30, 2020
We have three more employees who have tested positive for COVID-19, including the employee with some symptoms who was mentioned in my update to you on July 21. Two additional employees have been tested and are awaiting results. One individual has not been on campus since March and four individuals accessed the following locations between July 15-22:
- LCW 124
- LCW restroom
- De Anza Soccer Field
- Kirsch Center
- Corp Yard
- PE Women's Locker Rooms
- Police Department
All areas have been cleaned at least once since July 22.
EXCEPTIONS TO MASK WEARING REQUIREMENTS
For those who may have been concerned to see some colleagues on campus without a mask, please be assured that all employees have received COVID training regarding face covering and social distancing. There are several reasons why some team members might remove their face coverings, including:
- The team member is performing work alone, outside (common for the grounds team or construction crew when not generating a lot of dust or debris in the air);
- The team member is unable to properly communicate safety concerns through the face covering – maintaining social distancing and having brief conversations without a face covering is acceptable if it is ensuring the safety of the team members performing work;
- The team member needs to remove the face covering for a brief time to hydrate, eat, or for comfort (during lunch or breaks, or if they are unable to breath properly and require a moment without the face covering) – they have been instructed to do this when they are by themselves/away from others;
- The team member needs to change out from a face covering to an actual mask that is intended for construction activity safety.
Please join me in thanking Danny Acosta, Susan Cheu, Dorene Novotny, and Myisha Washington for carrying out so many tasks behind the scenes on behalf of safety protocols and timely reporting. Also, join me in sending good wishes to our colleagues for a speedy return to health.