LYNCHBURG, VA – Two Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) employees have recently tested positive for COVID-19. The two cases are unrelated and the employees involved have not had any contact with students as neither employee worked with students in an instructional setting.
CVCC leadership is currently working with the local health department to facilitate identifying those individuals who may have been in direct prolonged contact with these employees. The employees are currently in isolation as advised by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Health department representatives or CVCC Human Resources have contacted those CVCC employees who need to be assessed as possible contacts.
In addition, the following actions have been taken:
- CVCC faculty and staff have been teleworking and teaching remotely during the pandemic. Only essential employees and those with an approved business need have been allowed to work or be on campus.
- Deep-cleaning and disinfecting of offices, restrooms and shared spaces has been conducted and is on-going.
- CVCC officials are in regular contact with public health authorities to ensure all students and employees are aware of what the necessary virus precautions and preventive measures are, as well as the steps to take in the event of possible exposure. For information about COVID-19, the public can call the Virginia Department of Health at 877-ASK-VDH3.
Everyone at CVCC has been advised on how to implement measures for preventing illness with COVID-19. Also, on familiarity with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance associated with COVID-19 control at work and at home.