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Person is at home self-quarantining and recovering; was last on campus March 20

PMG FILE PHOTO - An Mt. Hood Community College employee has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.An employee of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham has tested positive for COVID-19.

The person was last on campus on March 20, and the school is attempting to inform and provide guidance to all those who came into close contact with the individual. An official statement was released by President Lisa Skari Friday evening, March 27, informing the MHCC community of the positive test.

"It is our hope that with everyone except our 'essential and critical' faculty, staff and students working and learning remotely until the end of April we will lessen and contain this spread," wrote Skari in a letter.

MHCC was closed last week, and crews have been working to sanitize all areas, including those in which the employee frequented. The employee with COVID-19 is self-quarantined and working to recover, the college said.


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