Weekly COVID-19 Community Updates

November 29, 2021

Dear Community, 

Due to the break, we wanted to provide you with the recent weekly community update on COVID-19 trends, reminders about testing expectations upon return from break, and encourage those who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster, to access it.

Below please find summary student quarantine and isolation data between Saturday, November 20 – Monday, November 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: 1
  • Students Released from Isolation: 3
  • Total Students Currently in Isolation: 1
  • RETURN FROM NOVEMBER BREAK TESTING EXPECTATIONS: Just a friendly reminder that student travel and testing guidelines are available online. Students who traveled during the break are expected to test twice this week. Students who stayed local to Pitzer and surrounding area continue to complete their weekly routine testing expectations. We appreciate your ongoing partnership to support community health and safety. Students who are feeling symptomatic should stay in their residence and follow these steps immediately for support.
  • COVID-19 BOOSTERS: ​We strongly encourage students to get the COVID-19 booster shot before departing for Winter break, especially in light of the evolving pandemic. 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. Students needing academic accommodations due to the impact of the booster may contact Associate Dean Gabriella Tempestoso at [email protected].  
  • 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.

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 Dashboard, Mindful 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