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Clark Culinary Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

 

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A Culinary Arts student at Clark College’s main campus has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was last on campus Thursday, Sept. 24, around 3:00 p.m. The student reported this morning that they had tested positive.

Clark canceled all Culinary classes for today and will resume them next Monday. Clark has also closed off some areas within Gaiser Hall so they can be disinfected. 

While most of Clark has been participating in remote learning during the pandemic, some classes require in-person labs, including Culinary classes. 

In an email to employees, Emergency Manager Jeff Kaliner explained that these labs have COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including social distancing, hand washing and the required use of face coverings. He said that due to these measures, the likelihood of exposure to anyone in the Clark community is very low.

“You are not generally considered a close contact with a positive case unless you are within 6 feet of another person for 15 minutes or longer,” Kaliner wrote.

Clark College recommends you reach out to your primary care doctor  if you have any COVID-19 like symptoms (dry cough, fever, fatigue, chills, etc.) 

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