Health and Safety

The health and safety of members of the Scripps campus community are our highest priorities. The College continues to follow the guidance provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

If you are feeling sick, have been deemed a close contact, or have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19, please call the Scripps helpline immediately at (909) 308-2711.

Health Screening

Scripps strongly recommends that faculty and staff perform a daily health screening. Employees will no longer be required to use the Healthfully app. As Cal-OSHA requires employees to monitor their own health, a reminder will go out to all employees every two weeks to monitor their health and report to the COVID-19 hotline at (909) 308-2711, if applicable.

Quarantine, Isolation, and Medical Care and Support

The College has reserved rooms to isolate or quarantine students who test positive or are identified as close contacts of those who do.

  • All students who test positive will be immediately moved to isolation quarters (single rooms with single bathrooms) in a building separate from other residents.
  • All students identified as close contacts through the contact tracing process will be required to quarantine.
  • Quarantining and isolating students will not be allowed to leave their locations until they are cleared to do so.

The College has contracted with a third-party supplemental healthcare support team who will provide the following services:

  • Assigning isolation and quarantine spaces to students who test positive or are close contacts;
  • Immediate contact tracing interview with anyone who tests positive and follow-up with all close contacts;
  • Advice and triage for anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19;
  • Daily (remote) check-ins for all students in isolation or quarantine;
  • In-person check-ins for any student who does not respond to remote check-ins;
  • A robust IT system that provides tracking, monitoring, and notification processes to be automated;
  • Monitoring of isolation space;
  • Clearing students from quarantine or isolation when conditions allow.

Cleaning Safety and Physical Campus Modifications

The College has taken extensive measures to prepare the campus and mitigate virus spread through several facilities enhancements. These include:

  • Cleaning all ductwork/coils within central systems;
  • Installing deionizing equipment and UV lights in all HVAC systems where practical;
  • Upgrading all air filters to MERV 13;
  • Revising system controls to produce maximum outside air where possible to facilitate multiple air exchanges throughout the day;
  • Installing plexiglass or plastic sheeting barriers at all high-traffic, front-facing service areas;
  • Installing automatic door openers in high-use buildings;
  • Utilizing existing automatic door openers at entryways to residence halls and classroom buildings;
  • Reconfiguring select manual light switches to automatic occupancy motion sensors;
  • Promoting hand hygiene by providing hand sanitizer and installing handwashing sinks in areas of public access throughout the campus.

Additional Resources:

Scripps College (Students)

 Scripps College (Faculty and Staff)

The Claremont Colleges

County and National COVID-19 Resources