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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Pomona students in COVID-19 isolation say they’re struggling to get what they need

From surprise roommates in rooms designated for one to a lack of basic cleaning supplies and repeated disconnects on when and how students could leave or test out, Pomona students in isolation tell TSL the experience has often left them feeling isolated in more ways than one.

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Scripps and CMC will resume some in-person courses outdoors

In-person, outdoor classes may resume at Scripps College and Claremont McKenna College as early as Monday, a thaw in the colleges’ decision to delay in-person instruction to the third week owing to a spike in COVID-19 cases amid the omicron variant surge.

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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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Claremont Colleges will begin spring semester with two weeks of remote learning

Citing the global explosion in cases of COVID-19 driven by the infectious omicron variant, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges will move to remote instruction for the first two weeks of the spring semester.

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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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CMC and Pomona cancel events as case spike unsettles end of semester

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is now consulting with 5C administrators after two clusters and at least 32 new cases of COVID-19 emerged this week. As the final week of classes unfolded, the schools canceled gatherings and asked community members to be vigilant against further transmission.

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