Transcript of COVID-19 Expectations Video
Welcome! Fall 2021
Campus COVID-19 Expectations
What you need to know!
- Our current health guidance from LA County & CDC
- Health measures in place at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges
- What to do if you develop symptoms, are a close contact or are positive for COVID-19
- Your role in keeping our community safe and “Being Mindful of Each Other“
Screenshot of Pitzer Pathway Forward webpage.
Screenshot of Pitzer’s Community Agreement webpage.
Health Guidance list continues
- We follow guidance from federal to state to local to College-level decisions
- Always wait to hear from Pitzer on any changes to how we will implement health guidance!
Current Campus Expectations
Note: Guidance at the other Claremont Colleges may vary.
- All of these are on the Pitzer Pathway Forward website under the “Community Agreement” section.
- You agreed to abide by these expectations by coming to Pitzer this fall.
Current campus expectations
- Vaccination requirement, with limited exceptions
- Unvaccinated students will require twice a week COVID-19 testing and daily Healthy Pitzer screening form submission and additional measures
- Everyone will need to receive a flu vaccine this fall
- Ongoing COVID Testing:
- All students will engage in once a week COVID screening testing.
Current Campus Expectations
- We currently require masking indoors for ALL
- You will wear a mask in class
- You can take your mask off outdoors, in your room/suite, and to eat in the dining hall.
- You need to wear a mask in any shared transportation (car/bus/etc.).
Gatherings / Meetings / Events
- More information on Student-Led Programs/Events can be found on the Campus Life website.
- 4C (no HMC) social gatherings are allowed
- Gatherings over 30 people outdoors need to be pre-registered and masked
- Gatherings over 20 people indoors need to be pre-registered and masked.
Residence Life Guest Policy
- Students may invite fellow Claremont Colleges students into their residential rooms and suites, as long as all individuals stay masked while indoors.
- No non-Claremont Colleges guests/visitors are allowed inside the residence halls after move in.
COVID-19 Safety Recommendations
- You may still choose to social distance, wear a mask outdoors, get COVID-19 testing if you are vaccinated, etc.
- We ask all to not pre-judge or assume anyone’s vaccination status if someone decides to mask.
- Will be accessible through Student Health Services (SHS) & HMC/PO satellite locations
- Testing days according to class year
- Sophomores: Tuesday
- Juniors: Wednesday
- Seniors: Thursday
- Students who may have missed their assigned weekly testing day: Fridays
- Students with an approved exemption (unvaccinated): Tuesday and Friday
- More info on Pathway site
What to do if you develop symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19
- Contact Student Health Services via phone
- After-hours, use 7C Health for medical support and contact Campus Safety and as for Pitzer Dean On-Call
- If you test positive for COVID-19 and live on campus, SHS will work with Student Affairs to begin the transition to isolation housing. More info on our website.
- We ask all students to be truthful with contact tracing efforts.
- This process is about the health and safety of our community and not about what COVID guidelines were or were not followed by those involved.
- Medical Amnesty will apply and students who comply with contact tracing efforts. This means students will not have punitive conduct sanctions for their actions.
If you are identified as a “close contact” by Student Health Services Contract Tracing
- A “close contact” is someone who has been within 6′ for 15 mins (or more) over a 24 hour period to someone who has COVID.
- You will be contacted by a SHS contract tracer
- If you are vaccinated, you are asked to get a COVID test 5-7 days after exposure, monitor your symptoms for 14 days, and continue masking in indoor settings.
- If you are not fully vaccinated/unvaccinated, you will need to quarantine and be tested.
Being “Mindful of Each Other”
- Your role in keeping our community safe!
- COVID-19 Concerns/Reporting:
- Students are held accountable to the Community Agreement through our Student Code of Conduct process.
Thank you for “Being Mindful of Each Other” and taking care of our community this year!
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