The health and safety of our community continues to be the foremost priority. CGU will continue to follow the guidance for higher education provided by the Los Angeles County of Public Health.
If you are feeling ill, please refrain from coming to campus. Thank you for your help in keeping the CGU community safe.
This status does not currently include the boosters. However, public health officials remind us that getting vaccinated and boosted remains a critical tool for staying as safe as possible, especially when transmission remains high.
Read more about CGU’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.
Because COVID-19 continues to change, in order to be proactive in the face of any developments, we would ask all faculty and staff to please update your vaccination records online with HR.
This information is confidential and can help us should a need arise to change our policy.
Please update your vaccination records using this COVID-19 Vaccination Confirmation Form.
Students: Please upload a copy of your vaccination card to Student Health Services (SHS) using the SHS medical portal. Students electing not to receive a vaccine for medical or religious reasons are asked to submit an exemption to SHS.
There will be no mandatory daily health check-in either.
If you are sick and think you might have COVID, please contact your medical provider or public testing facility to schedule a Covid-10 test. Please remain away from campus until you have a negative result.
Depending on your status as a student or CGU employee, you will notify or upload your test results to a different organization.
Faculty and staff: If the test confirms you have COVID, please report the infection to CGU’s Office of Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org; 909-607-4404). Requirements and information for quarantining can be found on the website of L.A. County’s guidance for higher education (http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/).
Students: If your test confirms you have COVID, please report the infection to Student Health Services https://services.claremont.edu/student-health-services/ at (909) 621-8222 or after hours at (909) 607-2000 and please adhere to quarantine guidance: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/
If you become ill and think you have contracted COVID-19, please get tested and remain off campus until you have a negative result.
If the test confirms you have contracted COVID, please report your status to Student Health Services and adhere to quarantine guidance: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/?
We encourage you to go to your medical provider or to other locations (like pharmacies) for tests or vaccinations.
Some testing resources available at The Claremont Colleges this fall include saliva PCR testing vending machines that collect student samples for lab testing.
These vending machines are available on the campuses of the five undergraduate schools and at Student Health Services in the Tranquada Center, 757 N. College Way (diagonally southwest from Honnold Library).
Important note: These vending machines do not contain testing kits. This is not something that will give you a result in 15 minutes. Saliva samples are sent to a lab for analysis. Please be aware the response time with your results may be between 12 and 24 hours or longer.
Please also note that these vending machines are available to all students of The Claremont Colleges. Expect possible wait times.
Watch this video on how to use the vending machines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpi3ELxLG00
However, we strongly encourage members of our community to consider wearing masks indoors anyways in light of the easier transmission of recent COVID variants.
Please note that a mask mandate could be put in place if the colleges reach a high enough level of new cases for two consecutive weeks. We would only return to recommended but not mandated masking once we return to the medium level.
Faculty Research Travel
CGU is committed to supporting essential travel that advances faculty members’ research, education, and professional opportunities. At the same time, faculty travel during the pandemic poses unique personal and social responsibilities and logistical challenges. As global citizens, we each have a responsibility to the communities we visit and live within, and we are each responsible for the impact of our actions. This checklist is designed to help you make informed, responsible decisions, prior to traveling. Completion of this checklist is required for receiving reimbursement for university-sponsored travel.
When you have successfully completed and signed your checklist, a copy will be emailed to you automatically.
Please see the Faculty Travel Checklist and Travel Registry.
We encourage anyone who is planning travel to fill out the university’s Travel Registration Form. This will allow CGU to contact you in the event of a significant emergency or changing circumstances related to your travel destination.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Everyone is encouraged to follow the health and safety guidelines shared by the CDC and the Public Health Department.
COVID – Preventing Infections
The commitment to the health and safety of our community is paramount. We encourage everyone to continue following guidelines designed to prevent infections.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and contact your appropriate health care provider.
If you suspect you might be infected with the COVID-19 virus, call your doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency room for advice on whether you should seek medical attention. CGU insurance providers have published Remote Visit Information. To minimize the risk of spreading infection, medical facilities want to ensure that they are prepared before you arrive to seek treatment.