On-Campus Presence Guidelines

Reference Period: 1/1/2022-2/28/2022

Consistent with CDC guidance and the guidance of state and local public health authorities, Pitzer is implementing a slow and safe expansion of on-campus research, instruction, administrative operations, and campus life activities.

Pitzer will return to campus to begin the spring semester in a semi-remote capacity.  Requests for continued remote or hybrid work environments beginning 1/4/2022 or after, will be subject to evaluation to determine the ultimate need to maintain business continuity. Such requests will require approval by area VPs and Human Resources and are subject to performance evaluations after 60 days.

Individuals working on-site must continue to adhere to all local health orders and the Pitzer’s requirements for individuals on campus, as outlined below. Updates to the On-Campus Presence Guidelines will be based on local health orders and Cal-OSHA guidelines.

In accordance with Pitzer’s current vaccination policy, all vaccinated employees who have received (and provide proof of) their booster are required to test once a week if they’re on-campus for one or more days per week.  Currently, this testing requirement is effective through 1/31/22. Unvaccinated (based on approved medical or religious exemptions) employees working on campus must continue to test twice a week.

Before Going To Campus

While still at home, perform a self-check for symptoms, which includes taking your temperature daily, before reporting to campus. Before starting your workday, log on to Healthy Pitzer and fill out the Pitzer Health Screening Questionnaire to affirm that you have been free of COVID-19 symptoms for the preceding 10 days.

Make sure you have an applicable face covering to wear while on campus.  If you do not have an approved mast (N95, KN95, or medical grade surgical mask), you can request one from our Facilities department by submitting your request using this link: Pitzer Facilities Work Order Request.

While On Campus

Pitzer has implemented preventative health measures to safeguard those working on campus. These include adjustments to HVAC systems where appropriate, the installation of hand-sanitizer stations, and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing practices. Additional measures implemented in accordance with city and country requirements for operation are listed in the campus reopening protocol.

When you are on campus, you will be required to:

  • Participate in screening testing
  • Wear an approved face covering at all times while indoors

On-Campus Meetings

Understanding not all community members are comfortable meeting in-person, it is highly encouraged to provide a remote/Hyflex meeting option (in-person and online approach). When taking this approach, request an applicable meeting space to ensure the appropriate technology will be available.

Outdoor meetings are strongly encouraged as are virtual meetings. If in-person meetings are essential, in the course of conducting permitted activities, they are limited such that all participants in the room can easily maintain at least six-foot distance from one another at all practicable times and all participants must wear face masks and meetings are held in rooms
large enough to maintain physical distancing. Meetings spaces should be filled to 50% capacity, in accordance with current guidelines.

Anyone coming on campus must complete the daily health questionnaire of the day of the meeting, prior to coming on campus.

Urgent Accommodations Contacts

Facilities:
Mark Crawbuck – Mark_Crawbuck@pitzer.edu
Maggie Hernandez – Maggie_Hernandez@pitzer.edu

Technology:
Jessica Levy – Jessica_Levy@pitzer.edu
IT Helpdesk – Help@pitzer.edu

Human Resources:
Deanna Caballero – Deanna_Caballero@pitzer.edu
Marie Pinedo – Marie_Pinedo@pitzer.edu

Student Accommodations:
Gabriella Tempestoso – Gabriella_Tempestoso@pitzer.edu