Your destination for information related to COVID-19 and Occidental’s institutional planning for the 2020-21 academic year and beyond.
As a result of declining COVID-19 positivity rates and the growing availability of vaccines, the L.A. County public health guidelines that have most directly impacted our academic format and residential model this year are beginning to evolve. Not only have we been permitted to partially open certain facilities for this spring, but the county has already indicated new guidance that will permit an expanded residential program in the summer.
As a whole, these recent developments have given us reason for optimism for the rest of the year. While there are many details to be worked out, our planning assumption is that all students will be able to return to campus this fall. As we have all along, we will of course continue to follow the guidance from county health officials, which means our plans will need to remain flexible. Read the full March 31 message.
The COVID Operations Group is hosting weekly community update meetings at 11 a.m. that are open to all students, staff and faculty. Brief updates at the beginning of each meeting will be followed by open Q&A and discussion.