The U.S. currently accounts for 25 percent of the world’s monkeypox cases, and last week, the Biden administration finally declared another public health emergency surrounding the outbreak — nearly three months after the country’s first reported case. Despite these developments, none of the 5Cs have announced precautionary measures or made any acknowledgement that monkeypox poses a threat to life on campus.
As students returned to campus earlier this semester, so did another bout of stomach ailments, mostly affecting students at Pitzer College. At least 23 students have experienced symptoms of what the college deduces to be norovirus, according to an email to the community by Pitzer Chief Operating Officer Laura Troendle.
Based on guidelines from the LACDPH, the Claremont Colleges are requiring students to get the flu shot by the end of the month.
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.
Updated LACDPH guidelines will allow for increased on-campus residency and indoor in-person instruction and events effective May 11.
Pitzer College released its tentative plan to accommodate student move-in for the fall 2021 semester in an email to students.
CMC announced dates for an a virtual commencement for the class of 2021, followed by an in-person ceremony mid-2022
New county health guidance issued Feb. 22 would permit the Claremont Colleges to resume some in-person and on-campus activities.