Summer Session and Masking

May 24, 2022

Briefly:

  • Indoor masking generally is no longer required on campus, effective May 23rd.
  • Specific offices, programs, and individuals may require masking in their respective spaces.
  • Faculty instructors will determine if masking is required in their Summer Session class.
  • Individual students may request that all students mask in their class.

Dear Pitzer Community:

As summer begins, we want to wish you all well and thank you for your continued vigilance regarding the well-being of our community.

As of May 23, 2022, indoor masking generally is no longer required on campus. However, Pitzer’s COVID-19 Task Force, with appropriate consultation, has determined that specific offices, programs, and individuals will be able to determine the masking policies for their spaces on campus.

This practice includes Summer Session courses. For example, if an instructor decides masks will be required in their classroom, then all students in attendance will be required to mask. Furthermore, if a student requests everyone in their class to mask, all other students and the faculty instructor must mask.

The Pitzer COVID Clinic and Student Health Services (SHS) will remain open for COVID-19 testing this summer as follows:

  • Students, at SHS:  Monday−Friday, 8:00 a.m.−5:00 p.m. (Closed daily noon−1:00 p.m.)
  • Faculty and Staff, at Pitzer COVID Clinic:  Monday/Wednesday 9:00 a.m.−1:00 p.m.;
    Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m.­−noon and 1:00−3:00 p.m.

More information on SHS is here.

Below are reminders of COVID-19 guidance and resources that remain current: 

The College continues to ask all persons to complete the Healthy Pitzer online screening questionnaire prior to coming to campus. Screening is still recommended by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in its Exposure Management Plan for higher education institutions.

Consistent with public health guidance, well-fitting, high-quality medical masks should be worn when required. N95 and other masks are available for free in the Office of Student Affairs, Dean of Faculty Office, Facilities, Gold Student Center, Dining Hall, and the Nurse Clinic.

If you are a close contact with someone who has tested positive, follow these quarantine guidelines.

Students that have tested positive and remain in the local surrounding area and are accessing Pitzer and/or The Claremont Colleges during the summer are responsible for adhering to medical guidance, including isolation directives from SHS and/or their off-campus medical provider. 

The Office of Student Affairs can be reached during normal business hours at (909) 621-8241. Staff and faculty may reach Nurse Zephyr at (909) 607-2180 during the Pitzer COVID Clinic hours shown above.

More information on Pitzer’s COVID-19 protocols, case numbers (the dashboard), and tier levels can be found at COVID-19 Dashboard – Pathway Forward (pitzer.edu). Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our community healthy and safe.