The recent spike in COVID-19 cases at the 5Cs exposures has meant exposure to positive individuals has also likely increased. With students who’ve tested positive exempt from PCR testing during the 90 day recovery period, what should they do if they’ve been re-exposed?
On Saturday, former presidential candidate and previous Pomona College student Marianne Williamson participated in a Zoom call with Claremont DISCOVR — a 5C advocacy group for students with disabilities — in support of flexible hybrid learning options for vulnerable students.
When in-person classes at the 5Cs resumed Jan. 31, not everyone celebrated the return to the classroom. Some students have been advocating for the colleges to offer a hybrid learning option, citing issues of educational inequity.
After a nearly two-year hiatus, cross-campus dining will gradually return at the 5Cs beginning Feb. 26, according to emails from college administrators Thursday. A decline in COVID-19 cases across the consortium allowed for the reopening, which will take place in stages to accommodate for operational challenges and flexibility as case counts change.
Over the last month, the 5Cs began releasing a third round of federal aid in response to the pandemic to students who qualified.
Erica Moorer will join Pomona College as the new associate dean, Title IX coordinator and Clery officer starting Dec. 13, Avis Hinkson, Pomona College Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, said in an email Wednesday.
Scripps College and Pomona College announced significant changes to student COVID-19 testing regimens this week.
Pomona College is forced to cancel campus events after 6 students test positive for COVID-19, following weeks of having a COVID-free campus.
Campus administrators are discouraging unsanctioned gatherings across the 5Cs as students await reevaluation of COVID-19 regulations.
When Student Health Services decided to suspend routine medical appointments Sept. 24, student deans across the 5Cs found themselves in the same boat as students: completely unaware.
Or at least, that’s what the consortium says now. Last week, The Claremont Colleges Services said deans were involved in “all the changes to the services being provided at SHS.”
Either way, students remained without formal notice from their respective colleges for at least a week.