Coronavirus Information

Harvey Mudd College has developed this site to address questions and to provide updates on preparation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We encourage you to continue monitoring updates from local, state and federal public health officials and to check this page periodically for updates to our community. If you have questions about this page, please email communications@hmc.edu.

There are no known cases of COVID-19 at Harvey Mudd College.

Please Note:

Harvey Mudd College, in conjunction with the other undergraduate Claremont Colleges, has decided to end in-person instruction and transition to online classes for all courses beginning at the close of business on March 13. We will be extending Spring Break for one additional week to better allow for this transition. We anticipate online courses will resume on March 30.

We very strongly recommend that students who can go home over the extended Spring Break should do so and should continue their studies online from there. We guarantee that any student who does so will be able to complete the semester without returning to campus.

All campus buildings will be locked as of Monday, March 16, to better enable our social distancing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Most faculty and staff will be teleworking. Those who do come to work will still have access to their offices. Since various departments will be addressing office coverage in different ways, the best way to reach people if you need assistance over the next few weeks will be email.

Hoch-Shanahan Dining will be available only during scheduled meal times. The Platt Mailroom will be accessible only from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.  The LAC gym will be closed until further notice.

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What you need to know

  • Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and severe illness. If you are sick, you should STAY AT HOME.
  • Students should call Student Health Services at 909.621.8222 for a telephone consultation.
  • Faculty and Staff should call their healthcare provider to seek advice/guidance. Additional benefits information is available for faculty and staff from our providers.

The CDC and public health officials recommend normal hygiene practices are most effective in preventing disease. These include:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If you use a tissue, throw it away immediately.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Limit close contact such as kissing or sharing cups and utensils with those who are sick.

Updated information is available online through the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Public Health. Student Health Services also has created a website to provide updates to members of our community.