The start of the Spring 2022 semester aligned with a surge in omicron cases and an expansion of Pepperdine’s quarantine and isolation program. Students navigated COVID restrictions and procedures while the University tried to keep up with a record number of COVID-positive students.
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As Omicron spreads across the country, many Pepperdine students are finding themselves quarantining or isolating from their peers for 5 to 10 days. Students are scattered in hotels across Malibu and through the canyon and shared their similar experiences.
Pepperdine University experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases this spring semester and it is only a week into it. This issue could potentially be an ongoing one, so there needs to be more clarity when it comes to protocols.
Pepperdine resumed in-person classes Jan. 13, despite several hundred positive COVID-19 cases among students. Community members shared mixed feelings about returning amid Omicron.
Pepperdine faces updated county guidance as it continues to deliver on-ground, in-person services for students, faculty and staff. Latest changes per LA County Public Health guidance will impact mega events as well as quarantine measures for unvaccinated individuals.
With the challenges COVID-19 poses on student life this year, quarantine and isolation are difficult to navigate as well, said Maura Page, director of Residence Life. Students have voiced confusion and concerns over the facilities and communication with the University during these times, saying adapting is hard on everyone.
Students and staff breakdown how they stay connected to their faiths as Pepperdine begins a second remote semester. With in-person resources like Spiritual Life Advisors and convocation absent, students seek community and spiritual growth through virtual student-led ministries and interpersonal connection.
Photo courtesy of Key Pearson One word to describe junior business administration major Key Pearson is “energized.” She has not gone a week without running since her junior year of high school, drinks half a cup of coffee every morning and loves driving fast. “I like to push myself and see my limits always,” Pearson […]