Whittier College operations during Safer at Home period
Contribute to the Student Emergency Fund and help students cover unprecedented expenses
Each tutor will have a unique meeting ID to host their tutoring hours. As usual, the tutoring schedule will be sent out to students, but the schedule will now also include the meeting ID for each tutor. In addition, the tutoring schedule and the meeting ID for each tutor will be available on the CAAS website . To join a tutoring session, students can access the site/app and click “join a meeting” then enter the meeting ID for the respective tutor; CAAS asks that students at least put their first name in “your name” to help the tutor with introductions. CAAS writing tutors will continue to serve students on a one-on-one basis while our other tutors will continue as a group tutoring model.
Each coach/peer mentor will have a unique meeting ID to host their sessions. If a student is already working with a coach/peer mentor, they will reach out the student individually with their meeting ID and determine a specific meeting time. If students are interested in requesting an academic coach or student-athlete peer mentor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about academic coaching and student-athlete academic support services are available online.
The professional staff in CAAS will continue to provide support to students through one-on-one meetings. Each CAAS advisor will have a unique meeting ID to host their sessions. If a student is already working with a CAAS Advisor, they will reach out to the student individually with their meeting ID and confirm the specific meeting time. If students are interested in meeting with a CAAS advisor, please email email@example.com. More information about resources a CAAS advisor can offer are available online.
All workshops will be posted online and will be available on the scheduled date. There will be no live-stream of the workshop. However, all the resources needed to fully engage in the workshop will be available.
If students have questions, would like to schedule an appointment, or are having issues accessing CAAS services, they can call 562.907.4816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time extensions on exams will be managed by individual professors since all learning will occur remotely. For students who receive extra time on exams, your professors are aware of the fact that you receive this accommodation and will be providing you with extra time.
Reduced distraction testing cannot be accommodated by SDS since exams will be administered online. As such, it is a student's responsibility to find an environment that is free of distractions and/or utilize headphones and earplugs to minimize distraction during testing.
Note-taking will continue to be provided to students who receive this accommodation. Continue to utilize dropbox to view the notes your note-taker has uploaded for you.
Attendance flexibility has been encouraged for all students since many could experience issues with accessing courses and/or navigating courses online during the transition.
Registered students who receive extensions on assignments (if feasible) as an accommodation are still required to reach out to SDS prior to the deadline or reach out to their faculty, if they prefer doing so, in order to determine if an extension on an assignment is feasible and will not fundamentally alter course requirements. As accommodations are not retroactive, extensions on assignments do not cover past assignments.
The ability to record lectures remains an accommodation our approved students can utilize, as long as they have signed our ability to record lectures agreement.
Students who receive CART (Communication Access Real-time Translation) due to being deaf or hard of hearing will continue to receive this accommodation through remote captioning instead of on-site captioning. We have reached out to the professors of these students to ensure that the remote captioners will be virtually present during lectures.
Please note that we will continue to offer check-in appointments and intake appointments through Zoom, which is an online video communications platform. More information about Zoom can be found online.
If you have any questions about accommodations or would like to register to receive academic accommodations, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by email, email@example.com.
The Economic Crisis Committee is aware of the challenges facing students amid the current pandemic including but not limited to facing eviction and utility shut-off.
Students who are leasing off-campus housing from a private landlord are encouraged to contact their city hall for information on tenant rights during the pandemic. If you are renting in the City of Whittier, you cannot be evicted for failure to pay rent under a city moratorium on tenant evictions expiring May 30 or until extended by the Governor of California.
If you are in financial distress, contact the Economic Crisis Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 562.907.4233.
If you are or know of a foster youth that is staying at a college dorm room that is going to be closed due to the coronavirus, please email email@example.com and they will provide or help you find housing during this transition.
iFoster can provide free cell phones that serve as hot spots to foster youth in California and students that identify as homeless. These phones come with an unlimited data plan and headsets. If you are interested, you can respond to this very short survey and they will coordinate to get the phones to your campuses in as timely a manner as possible.
One Simple Wish is providing laptops for remote learning if you are in foster care, or ever were, and need a laptop for remote learning. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit onesimplewish.org.
For after-hours medical or psychological advice, the Whittier College RN telephone advice line can be reached at 562.464.4548. For urgent concerns that are non-life threatening, call Campus Safety at 562.907.4211 and ask to be contacted by the on-call counselor.
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Free COVID-19 testing is available through the County of Los Angeles. More information can be found here.
If you have Kaiser Permanente (Kaiser) health plan, please refer to the information below to learn how Kaiser is committed to caring for you during this crisis:
No cost for COVID-19 care
To help members get the treatment they need, Kaiser will waive all member out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 treatment, as of April 1, 2020. Testing and diagnosis continue to be available at no cost. For important details about how Kaiser is helping members impacted by COVID-19, visit kp.org/coronavirus.
And for answers to your general questions about COVID-19, call Kaiser's new member information line at 1.877.813.7297 (TTY 711), between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., seven days a week.
Get help with self-care using apps and other online tools
Right now, it’s especially important to care for the whole you. Whether you’re looking for help with sleep, stress, or relationships, Kaiser has many digital tools for your mental health and wellness. For mental health advice, call 24/7 at 1.800.900.3277 (TTY 711).
Available at no cost to Kaiser members, the myStrength app offers a personalized program with interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources, and community support. And it has new features specifically designed to help you cope with fear or anxiety about the coronavirus. Get started at kp.org/selfcare.
How to get care without leaving your home
Kaiser expects to see more patients showing COVID-19 symptoms in the coming weeks. To make sure you get the high-quality care you need, Kaiser is increasing the availability of e-visits. You simply fill out a short online questionnaire that connects you with care advice usually within 2 hours. This allows you to get great care while staying safe at home. Or to schedule a phone or video visit, sign in to the Kaiser app, visit kp.org, or call 1.833.KP4CARE (1.833.574.2273) (TTY 711).
Kaiser is using technology and other innovations to ease care during this time, including pharmacy drive-throughs at select facilities, prescription mail order, and virtual care. Kaiser has temporarily closed some medical offices to ensure resources are being used where they’re needed most.
The situation is changing quickly, and Kaiser will continue to adjust to be ready to meet the critical health needs members are facing. Check online for the most up-to-date information before seeking in-person care.
Visit kp.org/getcare for all your care options.
Most prescriptions can be filled by mail and received within 7 days. You can select shipment notifications in the Kaiser app to track your order. Visit kp.org/pharmacy to get started.
Testing by doctor referral only
If you’re concerned that you or a family member are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed, complete an e-visit by visiting kp.org/getcare. COVID-19 tests are only available when medically necessary, so please don’t visit a facility for testing unless a doctor refers you.
Paying for care
If you’re experiencing financial hardship at this time, you may be eligible for additional assistance. Contact Member Services at 1.800.464-.4000 (TTY 711) to learn about financial assistance and payment options.
If you lose your coverage due to a job loss, that is a qualifying life event and there are several ways to stay covered with Kaiser Permanente. To find the right coverage for you, visit kp.org/continue for a personalized recommendation.