MDC Trustee Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Hasn’t Been On Campus In More Than Two Months

Carlos A. Migoya, who serves as president and CEO of the Jackson Health System, tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week, according to a statement released by the hospital. 

Migoya also serves as vice chair of Miami Dade College’s Board of Trustees. He attends monthly Board of Trustees meetings at Wolfson Campus but he has not been on campus since at least January, according to the College’s spokesperson. 

“We wish him well,” said Juan Mendieta, director of communications at MDC.  

Mendieta said the College will not do anything in response to Migoya’s diagnosis because he hasn’t been on campus in more than two months. 

Migoya—and the other five BOT members—phoned into their last regular meeting on March 17 because of concerns over the coronavirus. Only ten individuals were physically present at the meeting after guidelines set by the CDC limited attendance at large gatherings. 

He phoned into the College’s February 18 meeting and in a private meeting with the College’s administration in March. 

Migoya was appointed to serve on the Board in April. He replaced Jose K. Fuentes as vice-chair in July.

The vice-chair is currently in self-isolation at home. He does not have any symptoms but was tested after possibly being exposed to the virus, according to Migoya’s statement. 

“I chose to keep this private because I did not want to take any focus away from the nurses, doctors, technicians, environmental workers, food-service staff, and others who are putting themselves on the front lines of the crisis every day in order to serve our patients,” Migoya wrote.