On Nov. 4, the city and county of Los Angeles announced new mandates on proof of vaccination for COVID-19. The LA city ordinance is one of the strictest in the country, requiring proof of full vaccination from all eligible customers to enter any “indoor portion of a covered location,” although it won’t be enforced until Nov. 29.
Los Angeles County’s COVID case rate is falling but still significant this week, as campus testing uncovered a handful of the semester’s first cases at the Claremont Colleges.
Some of the Claremont Colleges have dropped mask mandates for the vaccinated — but facing the explosive spread of the Delta variant in LA County, others are pumping the brakes.
Scripps College will celebrate the class of 2021 virtually this May, followed by an in-person celebration mid-2022.
Pomona College will open applications in January for students wishing to return to campus in spring pending Los Angeles County approval.
Harvey Mudd College expects to start the spring semester online alongside the other Claremont Colleges, President Maria Klawe said Monday.
LA County has released draft guidelines — pending guidance from the state — for the reopening of institutions of higher education.
Claremont McKenna College will announce its final decision on whether students will return to campus as late as July 24.