Dear KGI Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Amid the current surge of coronavirus cases, KGI’s COVID-19 Task Force has been reviewing all of the recently released guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. We wish to inform the KGI community that KGI continues to operate within the bounds set by LA County’s Department of Public Health. While KGI remains compliant, we urge all members of the community to take extra care during this surge. Face coverings, hand washing, avoiding non-essential travel and contact with people outside of your immediate household are fundamental precautions that will maximize everyone’s chances of remaining safe and healthy.

KGI has recently updated its COVID-19 Communications Policy. Please note these important items from the policy:

  • You will not be contacted by KGI if there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 on the KGI campus.
  • Contact tracers at TCC Student Health Services will only reach out to those individuals who meet the criteria for exposure as defined by their contact tracing protocol. If you have not been contacted by Student Health Services, then they have made the determination that you have not been exposed to COVID-19. You will only be contacted if SHS determines you were exposed at “close contact” to an infectious case of COVID-19. Close Contact: Someone who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Thermal Scanners

Beginning this week, we will be installing touchless thermal scanners in the lobbies of the 517 Watson and 535 Watson buildings. The thermal scanners work easily and quickly:

  1. Use your KGI ID to enter the building.
  2. Wave your KGI ID in front of the RF card reader on the bottom of the scanner.
  3. Stand in front of the thermal scanner. It takes about one second. If you are cleared to enter, a message will display on the display and a sticker will print.
  4. Affix the sticker on your person and proceed into the building.

Here’s a video showing it in action at an Inspira Health Care facility.

The sticker is good for the day. You do not need to scan again until the next calendar date.

Should you register a temperature above 100.4 degrees F, a message will display advising you not to enter the building and a notice will be emailed to Human Resources.

(Please note, we will not have the thermal scanners at the 215 York or 1NIH buildings. Instead, those buildings will have a QR code to scan and that will take you to a questionnaire. If you have already been scanned at either the 517 or 535 building, you do not need to fill out the questionnaire.)

Case Updates

  • Current Cases: 3
  • Past Cases: 10 (since May 2019)
  • Number of cases in the City of Claremont

Be well,

KGI COVID-19 Task Force

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