With COVID-19 cases rising and a busy travel season looming, several 5Cs announced updates to testing and booster requirements.
Harvey Mudd College will require students to receive the latest COVID-19 bivalent booster dose prior to returning to campus for the spring.
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.
As the Claremont trees begin to drop their leaves, 5C students will once again need to roll up their sleeves for a flu shot. The 5Cs are requiring students to be vaccinated against the flu by Oct. 31, The Claremont Colleges Services spokesperson Laura Muna-Landa told TSL via email. The
Students with sicknesses other than COVID are often overlooked. Professors should revisit their sick policies if they truly care, argues Anna Tolkien CMC ’24.
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.
Pomona must acknowledge its hypocrisy in implementing contradictory and excessive COVID-19 policies while claiming to have students’ best interests in mind, argues guest columnist Frances Sutton PO ‘22.
Traditional senior trips to San Diego were impacted by student leaders’ concern about COVID-19 exposure before commencement ceremonies.
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.
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.