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COVID-19 UPDATE: Two DMC students test positive for COVID-19

Article by: DMC College Relations Office
Del Mar College Update (2:54 p.m.)

Del Mar College has received information that two students have tested positive for COVID-19. The students were immediately instructed to self-isolate. The two cases were not related. After following College health and safety protocols, it was determined that seven additional students who were in close contact with one of the positive cases would need to quarantine. For the remaining positive case, it was determined that no one had close contact with the student while on campus.

The areas on the West Campus where the exposures occurred have been disinfected. Those who were identified as being exposed to the virus (per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines) while on DMC property were personally notified by a DMC representative.

The health and safety of our students and employees remain our top priority at Del Mar College. All College facilities remain closed to the public. Only restricted access for approved employees and designated students is allowed at this time. 


Del Mar College is committed to keeping the community informed of positive COVID-19 cases reported on our campuses. Visit our online dashboard for the latest COVID-19 case count. The dashboard is updated on a weekly basis and includes cumulative positive cases and week-to-week cases for students and employees from each DMC campus. 

DMC follows a contact tracing process as a service to our students, faculty, staff and visitors. If anyone has been exposed to a confirmed positive case on campus, they will be notified directly. Click here to see DMC’s health and safety protocols. 


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.