Caltech's Response to COVID-19

Caltech's first priority is the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff, and community. The Institute has moved to online teaching for the Spring Term and has closed undergraduate student housing. In compliance with local and state "Safer at Home" orders and current recommendations from public health officials, we have limited activity on campus to only essential functions and are asking individuals to wear cloth face coverings in buildings on campus.

So far, we are aware of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among off-campus community members; both individuals have recovered and finished self-isolation. Given the growing number of cases in Los Angeles and in California, as well as increased testing availability and frequency, we must be prepared for additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Caltech community. Caltech will continue to work with local public health officials to monitor this situation and expeditiously contact individuals who may be at risk of exposure. Moving forward, we will update the broader community about these cases through the Caltech Coronavirus website and through Ion Caltech as the information becomes available. 


A Message From Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum

Caltech's president speaks about the decision to hold a virtual commencement celebration on June 12, followed by an in-person event when it is safe to do so, and about the many sacrifices the Caltech community is making.