Weekly COVID Community Updates

October 29, 2021

Dear Campus Community,

We are excited about partnerships between student leaders, clubs and organizations and Campus Life, as well as events by Residence Life and our Resident Assistants, to make possible a wonderful schedule of Halloween weekend activities. We are proud to host the first 4C event for Halloween and hope our students make memorable moments throughout the weekend. Check out @pitzer.campuslife, @pzreslife, and our Pitzer Events site (https://www.pitzer.edu/events/ ) for more information.

Below are important updates and reminders of the week:

  • COVID-19 Safety Halloween Weekend: We hope you create memorable moments in community this weekend. Just a friendly reminder about safety tips and expectations (also see attached). https://www.canva.com/design/DAEuCRM2PJQ/deHeBlFgpsl6JAr8bJmCsA/edit
  • November Break Travel Form Reminder: Please remember to complete the November travel break form located on your Residential portal (https://pitzer-residence.symplicity.com/). We will update our Pathway Foward website with the guidance that mirrors Fall Break travel guidance with the addition of testing twice during the week following return to campus. 
  • Student Flu Vaccine Reminders: All students are required to get the flu vaccine. Please contact Student Health Services to schedule an appointment if necessary to get vaccinated by the last date of November 5.
  • COVID-19 Boosters: The FDA and CDC have approved boosters for all three COVID-19 vaccines individuals eligible for a booster of Pfizer or Moderna include those who received the second of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series at least 6 months ago and are either:
    • 65 and over
    • Residents of long-term care facilities
    • 18 to 64 with underlying medical conditions
    • 18 to 64 with high institutional or occupational risk, including healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers, and workers in homeless shelters or prisons

Anyone who received the J&J vaccine >2 months ago is eligible for a booster, this includes students! 

Booster shots are available at any vaccine site.  You can make an appointment for your booster using My Turn or find a walk-in vaccination site.  If you are looking for a site close to campus Hendricks Pharmacy in the Claremont Village offers COVID vaccines, click the link to make an appointment. Students needing transportation support to local Claremont vaccine sites or to Pomona Valley Hospital, may contact Bryce Sternquist (via email at [email protected] or in the Office of Student Affairs Scott Hall 120) for access to Claremont Dial-a-Ride booklet support or Uber/Lyft transportation during normal business hours. For support after normal business hours, students may contact Pitzer’s 24/7 Dean on Call to request Uber/Lyft transportation support at 909-607-2000.

  • Weekend COVID-19 Support: Students needing weekend COVID-19 related support or who find themselves needing assistance accessing care, should contact Pitzer’s 24/7 On-call Dean via Campus Safety at 909-607-2000. Our team is here to help you!
  • Well-being & Self-Care: Staying healthy is important during this time as it is the season for the flu, colds, strep throat, and mono. Students needing 24/7 medical or mental health support, can meet with providers via 7C.Health. Attached are wellness reminders from Student Health Services.

We continue to be proud of our numbers below. This has and continues to an evolving journey we are committed to in community. May we continue to strive to maintain this momentum.

Below please find summary student quarantine and modified quarantine status data between Saturday, October 23 – Friday, October 29:

Students Placed in Travel Quarantine: 0
Students Released from Travel Quarantine: 0
Total Students Currently in Travel Quarantine: 0
Students Placed in Quarantine: 0
Students Released from Quarantine: 0
Total Students Currently in Quarantine: 0
Students Placed in Isolation: 0
Students Released from Isolation: 0
Total Students Currently in Isolation: 0

As a reminder, our on-call staff is available 24/7 to assist with any community support concerns (909-607-2000) and our COVID-19 Concern Reporting Form is also available. Information and updates are also available on our Pathway Forward website, including our COVID-19 DashboardMindful of Each Other Community Agreement expectations, and Pitzer Student-led Gatherings and Events/Meetings Guidelines.  

As always, I have an open door for anyone who would like to meet with me for any feedback or ideas regarding how we can enhance our Mindful of Each Other practices in community action.  

Sincerely,

Sandy

Sandra Vasquez, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs