Cases of COVID-19 Have Grown in California

Mt. SAC has given health advice to students and faculty alike over concerns of the coronavirus

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As of today, there are a total of 791 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S., with California having the third most cases at 143 with two deaths, researchers at John Hopkins University reported on March 10.

There have been three people who have tested positive for the virus in Long Beach. 10 students and two advisers of Cal State Long Beach have been in self-quarantine over fears of the possibility of exposure to COVID-19.

Mt. SAC sent out an email alert on March 9 addressing the concern surrounding the virus to the campus.

“Faculty and managers are urged to support students and employees who are ill and provide them flexibility to recuperate at home,” the email reads.

Students who are generally sick are advised to stay home.

In addition, the notification suggests that students follow the CDC’s COVID-19 response guidelines.

Mt. SAC has also developed a website for coronavirus advisories and resources.