In our continuing efforts to protect the Oxy community, we have established health and safety requirements for those who are living or working on campus in addition to campus visitors.
Occidental College Community Compact
Each semester we ask the Oxy community to renew its commitment to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and each other during the pandemic. The Occidental College Community Compact provides guidance to staff and faculty of the expectations they are to follow as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a separate student compact that supplements the Student Code of Conduct.
Daily Wellness Guidelines
The following health and safety requirements seek to minimize the spread of COVID-19. No single intervention will prevent the spread of COVID-19, but a strategy to implement "layers of safety" can decrease and manage the risk. All community members working and living on campus will be required to following these guidelines:
Occidental college has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. New and returning students and employees must comply with this policy whether working on campus or remotely.
As of Sept. 26, 2022, masking is no longer mandatory for indoor spaces on campus - with the exception of Emmons Wellness Center, the AGC COVID testing site, and Oxy vans and other forms of group transportation. View Oxy's full masking policy
Washing your hands, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is a simple, safe, and effective tool against the spread of the coronavirus. Additional hand sanitizer dispensers are currently being installed throughout campus.
The Marketplace will be open for students and employees. Masks are required in the Marketplace at all times when selecting and ordering food. As face coverings cannot be used while eating, indoor seating will be reduced to offer greater social distance and outdoor dining spaces are set up outside JSC and throughout the quad.
- Cleaning & Disinfecting
The college has increased cleaning of frequently used office buildings, residential dorms and common spaces. Employees are expected to regularly clean their personal work spaces and students their individual rooms
- Case Reporting
Any individual who tests positive outside of Oxy must report details of their status or exposure to Emmons Wellness Center. Emmons staff will provide guidance on next steps and coordinate communication to faculty and supervisors while maintaining individual’s confidential health information.
- Incident Reporting
If a community member believes that a required COVID-19 safety policy or practice is not being followed, they should report the incident to Human Resources, the Dean of Students Office, or anonymously through the LiveSafe app.