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1/12/2023 - New COVID-19 cases reported to Caltech

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To: The Campus Community

From: The COVID-19 Management Team

Date: January 12, 2023

Re: New COVID-19 Cases Reported to Caltech

Since our last update, 7 members of the Caltech community reported positive COVID-19 test results to Student Wellness Services (SWS). They include:

  • 4 employees (none living on campus)
  • 3 students (2 living on campus)

There are currently 6 individuals isolating in spaces set aside in Caltech housing.

The surveillance testing drop boxes will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Surveillance testing sample collection will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

The safety and security of Caltech's students, staff, and faculty is a priority. As such, all members of the Caltech community are expected to:

  • Adhere to the Institute's vaccination policies.
  • Notify SWS immediately if you are ill, have had a positive test for COVID-19, or have been exposed to anyone with a positive test for COVID-19.
  • Stay home if you are ill, have a fever, or have otherwise been instructed to quarantine or isolate.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

We also encourage everyone reporting on-site to participate and enroll in Caltech's surveillance testing program.

Information about Caltech's response to the pandemic, as well as its COVID-19 procedures and policies, can be found on the Caltech Together coronavirus website. Reports of illness, testing metrics, and confirmed case counts can be found on a dedicated dashboard. Please note that JPL tracks COVID-19 cases separately and is not included in these data.