Isabela Colleges student tests positive for COVID-19

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) issued a show-cause order against Isabela Isabela Colleges after one of its students, who attended face-to-face orientations, acquired COVID-19.

CHED, in a statement issued Tuesday night, said that a student who attended a class orientation in Isabela Colleges, Inc. in Cauayan City, Isabela, tested positive for COVID-19.

“Recently, a student from a private higher education institution (HEI) located in the City of Cauayan, Isabela, tested positive for COVID-19,” CHED said.

CHED said city health officials’ contact tracing identified up to 45 close contacts of the infected student, named by the Department of Health Region 2, as CV969.

“The report indicated that CV969 attended on 29 August 2020 an orientation conducted by the higher education institution intended for post-Baccalaureate students,” CHED added.

CHED Regional Office II validated that Isabela Colleges started conducting the series of face-to-face orientations on August 29.