Spring 2024 Student COVID-19 Updates

Hello Pitzer students,

We hope the start of the spring semester has gone well!
Last week, LA County released updated Covid guidelines which will impact our Pitzer Covid processes.

As we commence the second half of the academic year, our top priority remains the health and safety of our community. We want to keep you informed about the latest COVID updates to our protocols and guidelines. Please take a moment to review the following information:

  1. Testing Procedures: Beginning Spring 2024, testing for COVID-19 is only available on-campus at Student Health Services via a lab visit. Check out the SHS website for more information about setting up a lab appointment.  Students may also test at home or off-campus. Positive results must be reported immediately via email to [email protected]Swift action to mitigate potential risks and protect our community is expected.
  2. Positive Test Protocol Update: Due to the updated LA County guidelines, the process for students that test positive are as follows (effectively immediately):

·         Students who test positive with Covid will need to email [email protected]

·         If student is asymptomatic, the student is required to mask for 10 days when around others.

·         If student has symptoms, the student is required to isolate at CCA until they have been cleared from SHS to return to their room.  The duration of the isolation is dependent on the duration of the symptoms.  Students will only be released from isolation with clearance from SHS.  Once cleared from isolation, student is required to wear a mask for 10 days when around others.  *Failure to comply with isolation may result in a judicial conduct process.

  1. Vaccination Updates: If you would like to receive the updated Pfizer and Moderna vaccines release in Fall 2023, please set-up a vaccination appointment through Student Health Services. Although not a requirement, it is highly encouraged for protection against COVID-19. All Pitzer students were required to be up to date with their COVID vaccinations, meaning they have received all doses of the primary vaccine series and at least one booster. Please contact the Division of Student Affairs if you have questions about this expectation or require a medical or religious exemption.
  2. Masking: Masking with medical grade masks (e.g., KN95) is still recommended considering the current national increase in infections, but masking is not required. Surgical masks and KN95 masks are available across campus, including at the Dean of Faculty’s Office, Office of Student Affairs, Gold Student Center, Human Resources, and Facilities. Faculty may continue to require masks in classrooms at their discretion.
  3. Continued Hygiene Practices: Hand sanitizing stations will remain throughout campus and within buildings. Disinfecting wipes will be available for classrooms and at the ResLife office. Please assist in keeping Pitzer safe and healthy by regularly washing hands and wiping down surfaces (e.g., printers, keyboards before and after use) and shared community areas. Let’s all continue to encourage and model these behaviors for our students.

Your adherence to these safety protocols is instrumental in maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone. For more information regarding LA County’s Public Health updates, you may visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/guidances.htm

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Division of Student Affairs. 

Thank you for your dedication to the well-being of our community, and we look forward to a successful and healthy second half of the school year!


Division of Student Affairs 
1050 N. Mills Ave., Scott Hall 120
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
Phone: 909-607-2821