REMINDER: COVID Testing This Week

November 29, 2021

Dear Students, 

We hope you all enjoyed your November break and had opportunities for rest and restoration.

This is a friendly reminder of testing requirements this week. If you traveled during the break, please ensure that you follow the applicable testing schedule outlined below and test twice this week.  

Post-Travel Mindful of Each Other Student Expectations

Limited Social Interaction Expectations for Students Upon Arrival from International Travel to Campus

  • Per CDC guidance, before leaving your international destination and prior to your arrival in the United States:
    • All air passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 3 days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 3 months before they board a flight to the United States.
  • After travel:
    • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel.
    • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
    • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements after travel.
  • Limited Social Interaction Upon Return to Campus Until a Negative COVID-19 Test Taken at Least 3 Days after Arrival Back to the U.S Result has Been Received:
    • This includes mostly staying in your room, picking up to-go meals, and continuing to engage in your academic progress. The Office of Student Affairs will email you detailed instructions with guidance, and make notice to your Pitzer faculty.
  • All asymptomatic students will engage in the following testing schedule upon arrival to campus:
First yearSophomoreJuniorSenior
International (limited interaction)Mon, Nov. 29 & Thurs, Dec. 2Tues, Nov. 30 & Thurs. Dec. 2Wed, Dec. 1 & Fri, Dec. 3Wed, Dec. 1 & Fri, Dec. 3
  • All symptomatic students will engage in the following:
    • Must get evaluated and/or tested as soon as they develop symptoms and comply with medical recommendations to quarantine or isolate.
    • Pitzer’s COVID-19 Symptoms and Support Protocols can be found here.

Domestic Travel within the United States

  • All asymptomatic students will engage in the following testing schedule upon arrival to campus:
 First yearSophomoreJuniorSenior
Domestic within US  Mon, Nov. 29 & Thurs, Dec. 2Tues, Nov. 30 & Thurs. Dec. 2Wed, Dec. 1 & Fri, Dec. 3Wed, Dec. 1 & Fri, Dec. 3
  • All symptomatic students will engage in the following:
    • Must get evaluated and/or tested as soon as they develop symptoms and comply with medical recommendations to quarantine or isolate.

Students Who Remained Local to Claremont, Surrounding Los Angeles and Inland Empire Areas

  • All asymptomatic students will continue to follow routine weekly testing schedule:
 First yearSophomoreJuniorSenior
Local ClaremontMondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursday

As a reminder, failure to comply with mandatory testing requirements will result in immediate loss of privileges and any pattern of non-compliance may result in Pitzer Code of Student Conduct action. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to myself or [email protected]. We thank you for continuing to be Mindful of Each Other and for your ongoing partnership as we continue to navigate the evolving pandemic together.

Sincerely,

Sandy

Sandra Vasquez
VP for Student Affairs