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.
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.
See the 5.24.22 Community Message “Summer Session and Masking” for more information.
Please continue to adhere to other campus COVID-19 guidance and protocols, and remember that:
- When worn consistently and properly, surgical grade masks, such as N95s provide the highest level of protection from particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19;
- N95s are effective in protecting yourself from particles, even when others around you are not wearing face coverings;
- N95 masks are available for free in the Student Affairs office, Facilities, and the nurse clinic.
We strongly support persons who may, for medical or personal reasons, continue masking in all circumstances and will continue to make masks available upon request.