UPDATED January 1, 2021
Dear CMC Community:
The College continues to closely monitor new developments across the nation regarding the rise in COVID-19 cases and particularly the spread of the Omicron variant. The President’s Cabinet and the COVID Compliance Committee have been meeting throughout winter break and in a telebriefing call with LA County Department of Public Health officials and institutes of higher education earlier this week.
Although COVID-19 case rates in LA County have and are expected to continue to increase over the next four weeks, the Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that it has no plans to advise colleges to move to online learning, and we expect new guidelines related to masking, testing, and socializing.
Concurrently, CMC’s faculty and senior administrators are meeting this week and next week to discuss any adjustments needed to our academic, residential, and co-curricular programs in response to public health conditions and guidelines. As of December 31st, CMC, along with the other 5Cs, will start the semester in residence as scheduled. Moreover, CMC and the other 5Cs are considering a wide range of adaptations in the early phases of our return to campus to ensure the health and safety of our Claremont community.
Booster shots are required for all students by January 15, and all students, faculty, and staff must show proof of negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of returning to campus..
In an additional effort to minimize on-campus density, the College will temporarily reduce staff worksite density on campus wherever possible without compromising essential operations.
This is a fluid public health environment and rapidly changing situation, and we will continue to update you as we move forward together. We are so grateful for your resilience and partnership as we continue to do everything in our power to care for the health and well-being of every member of our community.
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