This week's COVID-19 news and updates
Week of September 20, 2021
- Caltech will require all campus departments and groups to limit social events until October 15, the deadline for all faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students on campus and at off-site facilities, apart from JPL, confirm their full vaccination status, or have an approved exemption. Beginning October 18, all attendees at campus social events must present proof of full vaccination status at entry to the event, with negative PCR tests accepted from individuals with an approved exemption.
- We are preparing for the beginning of Fall Term with new 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.
- Fully vaccinated members of the Caltech community can now choose to opt in to the Institute's COVID-19 surveillance program.
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.
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.