The Task Force’s goal is to ensure consistent messaging and a coordinated institutional response to campus concerns and possible outbreaks of COVID-19.
The effectiveness of the Moving Forward plan is grounded in mutual accountability and respect. Its success depends upon the understanding and commitment of all students, staff, and faculty. While we cannot eliminate all risk related to COVID-19, trust in and care for one another are essential to protect the Whittier College and the broader community. The COVID-19 Compliance Task Force seeks your engagement to improve and refine this plan.
All members of the campus community are expected to fully comply with the policies, protocols, and guidelines outlined in this plan. Noncompliance with COVID-19 campus health and safety guidelines could result in loss of access to College facilities as well as corrective and/or disciplinary action.
The Task Force is comprised of a Coordinator, an Officer, Task Force Core Members, and Task Force Key Area Members. The Coordinator and Officer will cross-train and support one another in fulfillment of their responsibilities and in the event of illness or overload. The Task Force members represent the expertise and needs of their department/division.
Convenes and coordinates the Task Force and oversees the implementation, evaluation, and ongoing refinement of Whittier College’s COVID-19 Containment, Response, and Control Plan. Serves as the campus community liaison for all COVID-related operational and logistical concerns.
Coordinates the investigation, documentation, tracking, and notification of possible COVID-19 exposures and serves as the liaison to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in the event of a campus outbreak. Leads the Contact Tracing Team.
The COVID-19 Compliance Task Force will monitor and adhere to all federal, state, and county public health guidelines. Specifically, Whittier College will comply with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LADPH) Protocols for Institutes of Higher Education and will:
Whittier College’s plans are informed by public health guidelines and best practices recommendations from public health authorities including but not limited to:
We welcome your questions, concerns, and feedback on the evolving Moving Forward plan. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.