Update on COVID-19 at Chapman

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Office of the President

This week has shown substantial improvement in the number of cases of COVID-19 within the Chapman community. While this pattern can always change, today, we are reporting 38 active cases which equate to .3 percent of the Chapman population. With no new cases reported yesterday, our daily positivity rate is at zero percent.

While we had a stressful start to the academic year, the dramatic drop in cases over the past week is a testament to what happens when a community pulls together. We had Chapman leadership, administrators and staff working night and day to support our students who tested positive and marshal additional resources to manage the increase in cases. We also had students focus on the necessary precautions to slow the spread within our on-campus and off-campus housing. This quick turnaround demonstrates that when followed, our CU Staying Healthy protocols do work to keep COVID-19 at bay. Let this serve as a reminder to stay diligent and follow the protocols so we can stay healthy and remain on campus together.

I want to, again, express my deepest gratitude to all those who worked tirelessly to support those impacted and to get COVID-19 under control. I was amazed at the dedication and passion that kept so many people working around the clock to manage the situation and care for the students in need. It’s times like this that I realize how special our Chapman Family is.