Dear KGI Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Los Angeles County Moves to “Orange Tier”
Last week, Los Angeles County announced that it was moving from the Red (Substantial) into the Orange Tier (moderate) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework. With the move into the Orange Tier, several restrictions have been eased. The updated health order can be seen in its entirety at the LACDPH website, but a few of the notable changes are:

  • Office occupancy rates increased to 75% for essential businesses, 50% for all others.
  • Restaurants may operate at 50% of indoor capacity and bars that do not serve food may reopen for outdoor service only.
  • Gyms and other fitness facilities may open at 25% capacity.

A separate Appendix specific to higher education was released last night. This document may be read here. The major points are all summarized at the beginning:

  • IHEs may provide indoor, in-person lectures up to 50% capacity or 200 students, whichever is less. IHEs may offer in-person lectures to students already living on-campus or those living close enough to attend class in-person. IHEs may not bring additional students back to live in on-campus housing at this time.

With the last day of classes only one month away, KGI does not plan to alter its instructional plans for this semester based on this guidance. We remain optimistic that the restrictions will continue to be eased and are hopeful that by Fall we have the ability to provide the in-person learning experience that is the hallmark of a KGI degree program.

KGI-Sponsored Travel
KGI-sponsored travel remains prohibited for the time being.

In Los Angeles County, Vaccination eligibility has been extended to all individuals 50 years or over and everyone 16 years or older will be eligible as of April 15. County-specific updates regarding vaccines can be found here:

KGI Case Updates
Current Cases: 0
Past Cases: 19

As a reminder, the KGI Coronavirus website provides all updates and resources in one centralized location for your convenience.

Be well,
KGI COVID-19 Task Force

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