This week's COVID-19 news and updates

Week of January 24, 2022

  • In response to guidance from the CDC and the spread of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus, the Institute has announced that students and staff will now be required to receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Employees must record their documentation of a booster dose (if currently eligible) through the Caltech Health Portal by January 31.
  • Starting this week, some restrictions on gatherings on campus have been loosened and dining hours have been lengthened.
  • Surveillance testing update: beginning Tues, Jan 18 - If your sample is flagged for confirmatory testing, you will receive an email and text notification on the morning after you submit your sample. You must come to SWS between 8am-9am (Tuesday-Saturday) for a nasal swab test. Results will be available later that same day. Please check your email and text notifications each morning after you submit a sample and be prepared to come within the testing window - this is important to ensure timely management of any positive results.
  • As of January 10, research groups are permitted to conduct in-person meetings when necessary. However, when possible, supervisors are still encouraged to conduct administrative meetings remotely at this time.

Caltech commitment

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.

Latest communications

January 21, 2022
Residential Policies and Athletics Programs
In an effort to provide more opportunities for student social interaction and collaboration, modifications have been made to residential policies and campus operations that will take effect on Monday, January 24.

January 18, 2022
COVID-19 Booster Requirement
All faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and visitors must record their COVID-19 vaccination history, including documentation of a booster dose if currently eligible, through the Caltech Health Portal by January 31, 2022.

January 12, 2022
Dining Update
The Red Door Marketplace will resume its normal business hours beginning January 13.