Reference Period: 5/17/2021-7/31/2021
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 in a phased approach over the summer with the intent of transitioning all campus groups to in-person operation by August 30, 2021. Requests for continued remote or hybrid work environments after August 30, 2021, 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.
Pitzer faculty who would like to return to campus before August 2, 2021, to conduct summer on-campus faculty or faculty-student research and artistic production can do so by coordinating with the DOF office. The DOF will coordinate specific lab and studio needs with Facilities, IT, and Human Resources. Faculty and student researchers should follow the On-Campus Presence Guidelines at all times when coming to campus.
Pitzer staff who have been working remotely may only return to their on-site work locations prior to August 2, 2021 once they receive their area VP and HR approval.
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, individuals who have submitted proof of their fully vaccinated status are excused from screening testing for COVID-19. All employees, students, and campus affiliates reporting to campus, even on an occasional or one-day-a-week basis, who have not submitted proof of vaccination must participate in Pitzer’s screening testing program.
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 14 days.
Make sure to bring a face covering to wear while on campus.
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, if not vaccinated;
- Maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance from others
- Wear a face covering at all times
While on campus, if you will be scheduling in-person meetings, you are required to request
meeting space prior to your meeting. Summer Campus Reservations will be used to browse
and book available meeting spaces. Requests for meeting spaces will be routed to Pitzer’s
Facilities team for approval. Note, approval of request is required. Registering meeting
spaces will allow Facilities the opportunity to ensure proper disinfecting is completed once
Understanding not all community members are comfortable meeting in-person at this point, 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 (identified in Summer Campus
Reservations) 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
Mark Crawbuck – Mark_Crawbuck@pitzer.edu
Maggie Hernandez – Maggie_Hernandez@pitzer.edu
Jessica Levy – Jessica_Levy@pitzer.edu
IT Helpdesk – Help@pitzer.edu
Deanna Caballero – Deanna_Caballero@pitzer.edu
Marie Pinedo – Marie_Pinedo@pitzer.edu
Gabriella Tempestoso – Gabriella_Tempestoso@pitzer.edu