CMC Returns
Claremont McKenna College

Our Fall Return

Updated April 21, 2022

Dear CMC Community: 

We are pleased to report that new positive cases remained low throughout this week. In a meeting today with LA County Public Health officials, the County advised that because of the significantly improved positivity rate at the 5Cs, the College no longer must require masking indoors.

Effective immediately, we will revert to our pre-surge policy of strongly encouraging, but not requiring, face coverings in indoor settings – except, for now, in indoor classrooms where masks are still required. For the purposes of this policy, the QCL and the CWPD are considered indoor classroom spaces.

Though not required, mask wearing remains strongly recommended, especially in settings with unvaccinated people and densely populated (crowded) indoor and outdoor gatherings, and the College will unequivocally support personal decisions in choosing whether to wear a mask indoors.

Weekly surveillance testing remains in place (unvaccinated individuals will continue to test twice weekly, as usual). Of course, the testing requirement does not apply to those who are temporarily exempted from surveillance testing by HHB due to a recent COVID-19 infection.

CMC students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact our onsite COVID services clinic at or (909) 607‐2301 with any COVID-19-related symptoms, questions, or concerns. 

Your efforts have helped reach this current decline in new positive cases.  We ask your continued dedication as we work together for the health and safety of all members of our community.

In good health —

CMC COVID Compliance Committee


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January 11, 2022

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Additional Resources

Please see the following for COVID-19 updates for  Los Angeles and the state of California, in addition to federal resources listed below.

The Claremont Colleges Services