Feather River College President Kevin Trutna announced this afternoon, Nov. 11, that he was notified of a student who tested positive for COVID-19.
The student was tested yesterday after the campus SaferPlay screening reported symptoms, and FRC received notification of the positive test result today. The student is enrolled in two on-campus classes but has not attended them in over a week. The instructors have been notified.
The Plumas County Public Health Agency through its contact tracing program has contacted any individuals presumed to be at risk per CDC guidelines. Contact tracing did not find any significant exposure at FRC beyond the roommate.
This case is unrelated to the previous FRC notifications last weekend. It is believed, but not verified, to be related to out-of-the-area travel over a week ago. Due to privacy concerns, FRC cannot release the names of the students.
The student lives in a private, off-campus residence and is under a 10-day isolation. The student’s roommate has not been tested, but returned home outside of the area, and is under a 14-day quarantine direction to monitor for symptoms.
At this time, all classes, offices, and programs are not considered to be close contact at risk and should open as usual tomorrow.