As 5C students made a return to Claremont following fall break, some colleges also brought back temporary COVID-19 testing requirements. Students at Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College are required to test for COVID-19 upon returning from fall break, according to emails from both colleges.
Students with sicknesses other than COVID are often overlooked. Professors should revisit their sick policies if they truly care, argues Anna Tolkien CMC ’24.
The significant reduction of the 5Cs’ COVID-19 dashboards is an unnecessary cut to make, writes the Editorial Board, and denies community members vital information.
As the first week of classes draws to a close, the 5Cs have taken a varied approach to providing test data as COVID-19 cases fluctuate across the consortium.
COVID-19 case counts weren’t the only thing to fluctuate last year — administrative policies and access to testing across the 5Cs did as well.
With just over five weeks until students return to campus, Pomona College announced some of its COVID-19 guidelines going into the fall semester. The announcement comes on the heel’s of last week’s surge in cases among the college’s faculty and staff.
TCCS confirmed this week that SHS over-reported the number of COVID-19 cases at the 5Cs in recent weeks, leading to inconsistent dashboard numbers.
Traditional senior trips to San Diego were impacted by student leaders’ concern about COVID-19 exposure before commencement ceremonies.
As COVID-19 cases surged to unprecedented levels at the 5Cs throughout April, Claremont McKenna College and Harvey Mudd College quickly found themselves in a complicated position: they didn’t have enough isolation space for everyone who tested positive.
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?