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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the Pomona College Community

Updated Feb. 24, 2021

Pomona College and partner institutions continue to call on L.A. County to work with us to bring back in-person higher education. Looking to the months ahead, we are planning for the full return of students in fall, with in-person instruction and on-campus living.

According to new guidelines from the county, Pomona is taking initial steps toward a limited reopening of campus:

  • Outdoor facilities will open for recreational sports activities and physical conditioning for students, faculty and staff under a reservation system in coming weeks.
  • Outdoor sessions for groups of 10 or fewer people to provide academic or social support are now permitted as well.
  • We also are addressing with the Claremont Colleges consortium the process for reopening the library at limited capacity for current students, faculty and staff.
    Additional details on implementation of these measures will follow in the days ahead.
  • Please note we do not have approval to bring students back to campus for spring, and remote learning will continue for this semester.

For more information, please see the College’s latest update to the community.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has officially affirmed that higher education faculty and staff fall within Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan. Recently, L.A. County Department of Public Health announced that people working in the education sector will be eligible for vaccination starting March 1. The Claremont Colleges’ Student Health Services has been approved to dispense COVID-19 vaccines. We do not know yet when SHS will receive a supply. We urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they become eligible and not to wait for SHS to receive a supply.

County vaccination information:

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