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8/19/2022 - New COVID-19 cases reported to Caltech

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To: The Campus Community

From: The COVID-19 Management Team

Date: August 19, 2022

Re: New COVID-19 Cases Reported to Caltech

In the past 24 hours, 5 members of the Caltech community reported positive COVID-19 test results to Student Wellness Services (SWS). They include:

  • 4 employees (none living on campus)
  • 1 student (living on campus)

* During summer term, students who are visiting researchers are classified as employees and may live in on-campus housing.

There currently is one individual isolating in spaces set aside in Caltech housing.

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:

  • Wear a high-quality mask (N95, KN95, KF94, or surgical mask) in all indoor locations on campus.
  • 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.