InformationCOVID-19

Westmont posts this information to keep the community updated about the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on campus. 

Final Westmont COVID-19 Dashboard through May 12, 2021

Total number of People living in Westmont-Controlled housing with active Covid infections

total number of cases recorded from testing on campus and off since 1/4/2021

TOTAL NUMBER OF  cases recorded from on campus testing SINCE 9/18/2020

TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTS PERFORMEd on campus since 9/18/2020

Positivity Rate for testing performed on campus

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88

111

8909

1.16%

 

June 15 Update from Jason Tavarez 

We’re open, and we’re COVID safe.

On June 15, the State of California lifted most mask requirements for vaccinated people and ended limitations on capacities for businesses and places like sports stadiums. Vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in many public places.

Westmont may now hold classes indoors with no capacity restrictions and welcome visitors to campus for tours and other activities for prospective students. Tour groups may now enter buildings such as residence halls. Until CalOSHA releases their updated guidelines in the next few days, Westmont will require anyone attending a meeting or activity indoors with multiple participants to wear masks.

The college strongly encourages anyone not yet vaccinated to wear a mask to protect themselves. In addition, we ask people who are ill with symptoms such as a fever, cough, congestion or a sore through, to stay away from campus until they recover. The college will continue to comply with best practices identified by California, Santa Barbara County and the Center for Disease Control.

Following COVID-19 protocols helped Westmont complete an entire academic year with students living and learning on campus. We conducted 8,909 COVID-19 tests during the year with a positivity rate of 1.16% and avoided major outbreaks. Westmont was one of the few schools in California to safely offer outdoor, in-person classes.

Watch a year-end video from Jason Tavarez, director of institutional resilience, who sums up the extraordinary efforts of the Westmont community.

Warrior Strong Our COVID-19 Plans

We are on our way to the final stretch of the spring semester! We're continuing both online and outdoor, in-person classes. Santa Barbara County has met the State’s Red Tier case rate allowing movement into the less restrictive Red Tier, effective Wednesday, March 17. We're safely open for visits from prospective students. Make a reservation to visit today.

Masked and Mighty 

Westmont joins countywide healthcare and education partners as a member of the “Masked and Mighty” campaign to educate, unite and incentivize improving the health and economy in Santa Barbara County while reducing the transmission of COVID-19.

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Warriors – Mask Up!

When it comes to face masks, Westmont has you covered! In fact, Westmont has expanded its face covering options to include four different designs to show your Warrior pride while following state and county health requirements. The face masks are FREE to all students, faculty and staff at the admissions lobby of Kerrwood Hall. Alumni and parents may purchase one through the Westmont Bookstore. The fabric, which meets CDC requirements for COVID-19 protection, is incredibly comfortable and breathable, and easily washable. Remember, true Warriors smile with their eyes.

We're all in it together to #protectthemont.

The safety of our Westmont community remains our highest priority. With discipline and commitment, we'll get through this together. 

Congratulations to our student winners of the #protectthemont film competition!

 “Most Community-Oriented"
Dylan Lambert & Jared Noh

“Best Production”
David Steege & Co

“Most On-Brand”
Chapman Canlis & Co.