A tenth of 5C students have tested positive since spring break

With at least 264 new cases reported since Monday, 10 percent of 5C students have now tested positive since spring break. But officials expressed optimism that mitigation efforts would pay off.

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5Cs sharply restrict activities as case count exceeds 200 this week

At least 190 people have tested positive across the Claremont Colleges since Monday, intensifying a surge in COVID-19 cases that began after students returned from spring break in late March.

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5Cs take measures to address post-spring break COVID-19 spike on campus

The rise in COVID-19 cases across the 5Cs following students’ return from spring break is leading 5C administrators to respond with several pertinent changes, some effective immediately.

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5C move-in timelines stretch through semester’s first week

Having announced that the 5Cs will kick off the spring semester with two weeks of remote instruction, some schools are walking back the dates by which students are expected to arrive in Claremont.

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5Cs prepare for return to campus on schedule, with potential remote start to classes

With two weeks until the spring semester is slated to begin and the omicron variant contributing to record-breaking case counts across the United States, 5C administrators reaffirmed their intent to bring students back to campus on schedule.

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Some 5Cs begin mandating booster shots in response to case surges

Three of the 5Cs will require all students to get booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, citing the rise of the omicron variant and case increases around the country as sources of concern. 

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SHS implements pooled COVID-19 testing, citing cost and efficiency

This month, some 5C students were puzzled to discover their COVID-19 test results from Student Health Services read “Pnegative,” rather than the formerly reported “negative.” 

The reason for their confusion? SHS began pooled testing on Nov. 1, and results shifted accordingly to reflect the new process in place.

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Masks, testing, parties and more: How the 5Cs plan to handle COVID-19 on campus

As students begin returning to Claremont, the colleges’ plans in response to the pandemic are starting to take shape.

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