Dear KGI Community: 

As a follow-up to our recent COVID-19 communications, we want to provide you with valuable information regarding how KGI is evaluating the evolving situation:

  • KGI developed a COVID-19 Task Force which reviewed current information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH). After thoughtful discussion and evaluation, KGI will follow the recommendations of both agencies on their preparation and response in the result of a diagnosis.
  • The task force developed a decision matrix that involves the recommended strategic scenario responses for higher education institutions from both the CDC and CDPH. (See attached document)
  • KGI is currently in Scenario 1 (normal campus operations and measures are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19). We will notify the community of any changes to our operating scenario and feel confident in our approach to following the advice and counsel of the local health department in the case of a confirmed diagnosis in our internal or external community.

Key Information: 

  • KGI developed a COVID-19 Task Force, which meets weekly to discuss the current situation, review the science of the virus, and review response measures. Additionally, Kelly Esperias participates in the Corona Virus response group meetings daily at 8:00 am with a representative from each campus. President Schuster attends a daily call at 5:30 pm with Claremont College presidents. Brittany Raygoza participates in monthly Emergency Management Group meetings with representatives from all schools.
  • KGI asks all faculty, students, and staff to use caution when traveling domestically and internationally. At this time, KGI is not sponsoring any travel to areas identified by the CDC as Level 3 Health Notice. KGI domestic travel can continue as we monitor the situation. Any faculty, students, or staff who travel for vacation to an area identified by the CDC as Level 3 Travel Health Notice will need to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days from the day of their last exposure and notify human resources or student affairs. 
  • In an abundance of caution, we have increased our cleaning protocols. Day time crew between 7 am-4 pm are disinfecting at least twice a day: doorknobs, light switches, open counter areas. We are using Cintas antibacterial solution. Night crews between 5 pm- 1 am are cleaning public spaces, light switches, doorknobs. We added disinfecting remote controls and telephone equipment to the nightly tasks.
  • While we are aware that campuses throughout the country are canceling classes and events, we continue to follow the recommended guidelines of the CDC and CDPH as it relates to our current situation. Our academic teams are working to evaluate our abilities to continue classes online if our scenario response level changes. 
  • Please visit our website, where we will update resources, communications, and information as it becomes available. The following offices are here to assist with any additional questions: and

Please be assured, the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff will remain our highest priority. As new information develops, we will keep you informed of our plans and responses. Thank you for your continued compliance and patience while we evaluate all of the information we receive daily.

Kelly Esperias
Vice President of Institutional Development

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