I need to let you know some information about the situation here in Los Angeles County, where COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to escalate into a crisis that is overwhelming the medical system.
With the holiday break almost here, we have decided to begin our usual paid school closure a few days earlier, in line with wider public health steps we all need to take at this important point in our response to the pandemic.
With the Thanksgiving break almost here and the close of the semester not far behind, I’m writing with an update on our path through, and eventually past, what has been an all-encompassing crisis for our community, nation and world.
We are writing to thank everyone who attended the town hall meetings last week for students, families, faculty and staff. We recognize some people were unable to attend due to other commitments, so we are summarizing key points here.
I am pleased to announce that Pomona College has entered into a partnership with UNITE HERE Local 11 and the Hospitality Training Academy to prepare meals for those in the surrounding area who are home bound during the pandemic.