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.
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?
On top of a surge in COVID-19 cases and stressful exams, some 5C students had another challenge on their plates last weekend — an unexplained illness that left them feeling nauseous, fatigued or otherwise awful.
This month, some 5C students were puzzled to discover their COVID-19 test results from Student Health Services read “Pnegative,” rather than the formerly reported “negative.”
The reason for their confusion? SHS began pooled testing on Nov. 1, and results shifted accordingly to reflect the new process in place.
Vaccinated asymptomatic Pomona students who come in contact with a positive COVID-19 no longer need to follow modified quarantine rules.
Since students have returned to Claremont, Student Health Services has seen a surge in demand. But as some encounter difficulty in obtaining appointments to use its services, the clinic might be causing more headaches than it cures.
Based on guidelines from the LACDPH, the Claremont Colleges are requiring students to get the flu shot by the end of the month.
Student Health Services will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to all members of the Claremont community 18 years of age or older April 16.
Student Health Services at the Claremont Colleges is vaccinating 5C employees since receiving their first vaccine allocation March 12.