2020-2021COVID-19 Information

The following information and dates are plans and outcomes leading to and supporting the academic year from August 2020-May 2021 only.  We're excited to begin the fall 2021 semester on August 30 fully open and on campus. All classes and residence halls will be open and back to a normal schedule of in-person learning and living.


2021-2022 COVID-19 Information

Westmont posts this information to keep the community updated about the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported on campus. 

Final Westmont COVID-19 Dashboard through May 12, 2021

Total number of People living in Westmont-Controlled housing with active Covid infections

total number of cases recorded from testing on campus and off since 1/4/2021

TOTAL NUMBER OF  cases recorded from on campus testing SINCE 9/18/2020

TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTS PERFORMEd on campus since 9/18/2020

Positivity Rate for testing performed on campus







June 15 Update from Jason Tavarez 

We’re open, and we’re COVID safe.

On June 15, the State of California lifted most mask requirements for vaccinated people and ended limitations on capacities for businesses and places like sports stadiums. Vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in many public places.

Westmont may now hold classes indoors with no capacity restrictions and welcome visitors to campus for tours and other activities for prospective students, and tour groups may now enter buildings such as residence halls. Vaccinated individuals are now allowed to meet indoors without a face covering; unvaccinated individuals will be required to continue wearing a face covering while indoors. Face coverings are not required for outdoor activities but are recommended for unvaccinated individuals when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

The college strongly encourages anyone not yet vaccinated to wear a mask to protect themselves. In addition, we ask people who are ill with symptoms such as a fever, cough, congestion or a sore throat, to stay away from campus until they recover. The college will continue to comply with best practices identified by California, Santa Barbara County and the Center for Disease Control.

Following COVID-19 protocols helped Westmont complete an entire academic year with students living and learning on campus. We conducted 8,909 COVID-19 tests during the year with a positivity rate of 1.16% and avoided major outbreaks. Westmont was one of the few schools in California to safely offer outdoor, in-person classes.

Watch a year-end video from Jason Tavarez, director of institutional resilience, who sums up the extraordinary efforts of the Westmont community.

Warrior Strong Our COVID-19 Plans

Masked and Mighty 

Westmont joins countywide healthcare and education partners as a member of the “Masked and Mighty” campaign to educate, unite and incentivize improving the health and economy in Santa Barbara County while reducing the transmission of COVID-19.

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Warriors – Mask Up!

When it comes to face masks, Westmont has you covered! In fact, Westmont has expanded its face covering options to include four different designs to show your Warrior pride while following state and county health requirements. The face masks are FREE to all students, faculty and staff at the admissions lobby of Kerrwood Hall. Alumni and parents may purchase one through the Westmont Bookstore. The fabric, which meets CDC requirements for COVID-19 protection, is incredibly comfortable and breathable, and easily washable. Remember, true Warriors smile with their eyes.

We're all in it together to #protectthemont.

The safety of our Westmont community remains our highest priority. With discipline and commitment, we'll get through this together. 

Congratulations to our student winners of the #protectthemont film competition!

 “Most Community-Oriented"
Dylan Lambert & Jared Noh

“Best Production”
David Steege & Co

“Most On-Brand”
Chapman Canlis & Co.