Dear KGI Community,
Please see below for an update from the COVID-19 Task Force.
Positivity Rate for The Claremont Colleges
As a reminder, KGI monitors the daily testing and positivity rates through a comprehensive reporting dashboard for all of the colleges within TCC to inform our decisions. This includes surveillance testing and required testing for exemptions at Pomona, Scripps, HMC, CMC, Pitzer, CGU, KGI, and TCCS. At the highest, our positivity rate since the return to campuses has been 0.55%.
This weeks data:
COVID-19 Booster Requirement
We have not yet received enough information to determine whether the COVID-19 Booster will require our community. We discuss the recommendations and guidance with various groups and governing bodies to determine what information will be needed to inform that decision. Once we have that information, we will notify you immediately.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Updates
Effective November 8, 2021, food and beverage establishments in the City of Los Angeles (LA) that serve food and beverages indoors will be subject to the LA City Vaccination Verification Ordinance. See the SafePassLA website for more information about the Ordinance and the complete list of locations subject to it. Establishments in LA that are already verifying vaccination status in compliance with the LA County Health Officer Order (e.g., nightclubs, lounges, breweries, wineries, and distilleries) do not need to follow the Ordinance and should continue to follow the requirements of the Health Officer Order.
Effective November 8, 2021, indoor events with fewer than 1,000 attendees and outdoor events with 5,000-9,999 attendees held in the City of Los Angeles (LA) must comply with the LA City Vaccination Verification Ordinance. See the SafePassLA website for more information about the Ordinance and the complete list of locations subject to it. Establishments in LA that are already verifying vaccination status in compliance with the LA County Health Officer Order (e.g., Mega Events) do not need to follow the Ordinance and should continue to follow the requirements of the Health Officer Order.
FDA Hand sanitizer Warning
Please see the following information on a new FDA warning about hand sanitizers that contains unacceptable levels of benzene, acetaldehyde, and acetal contaminants.
Hand Sanitizer Warning – Do Not Use Products On This FDA List
Flu Shot Requirement
As a friendly reminder, Faculty and Staff working on campus must provide adequate proof of influenza immunization to Human Resources by November 1. Flu season generally begins October through May and peaks in December until February. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), flu vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent millions of illnesses and thousands of related medical visits every year. Flu vaccinations also protect those around us, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness.
Faculty and Staff: Upload Proof of Influenza Vaccination by November 1
Before uploading your document, please format it to include your last name and first name. Please click here to upload your proof of influenza vaccination.
To view the KGI Influenza Policy, please click here.
For more information on Facts About Flu Vaccines, click here.
If you require an exemption, please reach out to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must show proof of influenza vaccination by November 1st
You can upload your documents on the Student Health Services confidential My Health Portal. Students who do not submit proof of their influenza vaccination by November 1st will have a Spring 2022 registration hold on their Student Account. This will prevent students from either registering or making registration changes until the hold is cleared.
If you need to request a vaccine exemption, please email Student Accessibility at student.accessibility.kgi.edu.
COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Requirement
Students, Faculty, and Staff experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 should stay home and contact their instructor, supervisor, or Human Resources. A complete list of symptoms can be found here.
Visitors to Campus
To mitigate the possible transmission of COVID-19 and Influenza, we are taking extra precautions with safety protocols and policies for KGI campus guests.
Before coming to KGI’s campus, guests must complete a campus visitor form https://kgi.formstack.com/forms/kgi_campus_visitor_policy and adhere to the following;
Guests visiting campus for more than 8 hours in one day must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination AND influenza vaccination to Human Resources before their visit.
Guests not vaccinated and visiting campus for more than 8 hours in one day require proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival on campus.
Proof of vaccination will be kept confidential by Human Resources; all requests for an exemption must go through the Human Resources Office at email@example.com
KGI COVID-19 Task Force
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