This week's COVID-19 news and updates
Week of October 11, 2021
- In light of low numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and adherence to masking, testing, and vaccination requirements, the Institute has begun relaxing some restrictions on on-campus activities.
- Fall term has begun. The Institute has guidance for students and instructors, including a new set of FAQs about fall instruction.
- Caltech continues its resumption of more traditional on-campus operations. The Institute has taken many steps to enhance its efforts to combat infection on campus and in Caltech facilities, and continues to urge community members to remain vigilant in their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Caltech is committed to providing the educational, research, and residential experience that is at the core of our mission. In turn, we all have a responsibility and must commit to practices that protect the health and well-being of the entire community and mitigate the spread of infection on campus.
October 13, 2021
Campus Events and Activities
With recorded cases of COVID-19 on campus remaining low a few weeks into the academic year, and strong adhering to masking, testing, and vaccination requirements, Institute administration has announced it will begin loosening restrictions for on-campus activities, with the goal of providing a richer campus life.
October 5, 2021
COVID Testing Requirements
The Institute is reminding undergraduate and graduate students who live in campus housing that they are required to submit twice weekly samples as part of its surveillance testing program. Students are also being reminded of the disciplinary actions they may face if they are found out of compliance with requirements.
September 20, 2021
On-Campus Social Events
The Institute now requires all campus departments and groups on campus to limit their social events between now and October 15, and has outlined a set of guidelines for such events occurring during this time.
September 10, 2021
Fall Term Instruction
The Committee on Reconstituting On-Campus Instruction has developed a set of recommendations to guide our return to the classroom.
September 9, 2021
Arrival Testing and Continuing Safety Protocols
Guidelines for students who are checking in to Caltech-owned properties on and after September 15, 2021.
September 7, 2021
Returning to Campus and Other Caltech Facilities
As we expand in-person work, study, instruction, and research, please remain vigilant in your efforts to protect yourself and our community from COVID-19.