Chapman Maintains Positivity Rate of Less Than 1%

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Update From President Struppa, February 5, 2021

I want to begin today by thanking our Student Health Center staff for their incredible work managing COVID-19 testing, and the positive cases within our community. Since the beginning, almost a year ago, we have just over 370 known positive cases among the thousands of faculty, staff and students that make up Chapman University. They have managed almost 20,000 tests, and with the new weekly testing they now average 1,600 tests per week.

I also want to thank the Chapman community for your diligence in following the CU Staying Healthy protocols. With your help, we are maintaining a positivity rate of less than 1 percent, compared to the current 10.9 percent in Orange County. With the new variants of COVID-19 surfacing, it is even more important than ever that we continue to stay focused on slowing the spread.

With that, I want to reiterate the importance of wearing a face covering while on campus. We do ask that you wear one both indoors and outdoors. There are reasonable exceptions to this while outdoors for those physically-distanced while sitting and eating or exercising with a minimum of 6-feet of distance from others, and those with health conditions or disabilities that prohibit it.