November 16, 2021
With the close of fall semester now in sight, Pomona College students, faculty and staff continue to work together to protect our community through COVID-19 vaccination, masks and testing.
Our first line of defense is vaccination. All students, faculty and staff of Pomona College must be vaccinated for COVID-19 unless the individual qualified for an exemption based on medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs.
We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster. California recently expanded eligibility to everyone 18 and older.
Masks are an additional line of defense. Under Los Angeles County’s public health rules, face masks must be worn in indoor public spaces, including in classrooms. They may be also required at certain outdoor events.
Testing for COVID-19 is another important part of the plan. The College is testing the small number of unvaccinated students twice per week and vaccinated students once per week. For faculty and staff, the small number of unvaccinated individuals also are tested twice weekly, and vaccinated faculty and staff have the option of being routinely tested or tested upon request.
Visit our community updates page for the latest campus messages related to COVID-19.
Information about Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds can be found in our federal student funding page.