Weekly COVID-19 Community Updates

December 8, 2021

Dear Community, 

We wanted to provide you with the recent weekly community update on COVID-19 trends and encourage those who are eligible for a COVID-19 booster to access it. I would like to thank Pitzer Nurse Zephyr Dowd-Lukesh who will be taking over sending these weekly COVID-19 community updates. Thank you all for navigating this journey together this semester and for your ongoing feedback that has helped shape our pathway.

Below please find summary student quarantine and isolation data between Tuesday, November 30 – Wednesday, December 8:

  • 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: 3 (one from November 29 and two from today)
  • Students Released from Isolation: 1
  • Total Students Currently in Isolation: 0
  • 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. Instructions for booster uploading to Pitzer’s Healthy Pitzer can be found here. 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. Students needing funding resources to access mental health may contact Stephanie Hannant at [email protected]. .

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.  


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