Category Archives: Public Health

9/17/15: Coastal Water Advisory

By | 2015-09-17

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health has issued a General Advisory for coastal waters due to the recent heavy rainfall: Swimmers, surfers and other ocean users are warned that levels of bacteria can rise significantly in oceans and bays, especially near storm drains, creeks, rivers and lagoon outlets that discharge urban runoff. Urban… Read More »

2/27/15: Health Alert

By | 2015-02-27

There is a probable case of Pertussis (whooping cough) on our campus. You may have been exposed to this highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing.  Because no vaccine is 100% protective, even immunized persons can become ill with Pertussis, but the symptoms are usually milder. Pertussis is spread through the air when an ill… Read More »

2/9/15: Health Alert

By | 2015-02-09

A large and ongoing outbreak of Measles cases has been reported in southern California, and includes cases in San Diego. The outbreak is being monitored closely by the health services team in the WELLNESS CENTER; they are prepared to respond quickly to any suspicion of Measles on campus. If you are exposed to Measles, you… Read More »

Health & Safety Announcement: Response to Southwestern College Event on 10/16/14

By | 2014-10-17

A number of individuals have asked questions about false disease reports at Southwestern College in Chula Vista yesterday. I wanted to let you know that, as a standard practice, we regularly communicate with public health officials and routinely monitor the health and welfare of the campus community. As part of our health and safety planning,… Read More »