Fall 2021 COVID-19 Policies for Chapman University Staff

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Remote Work

We have fully returned to in-person operations, with protocols in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Staff are expected to work on-site unless alternative arrangements have been made. Read more about COVID-19 protocols for the academic year.

For policies on flexible work arrangements, sick leave, family leave, and other employment-related policies, visit the Human Resources website

Daily Health Screening

All employees must complete the daily health screening (DHS) that is sent to their Chapman email and present a CLEAR message in order to enter Chapman facilities. Read more about the daily health screening.

Possible Exposure

The contact tracing team will contact you if any of the following is true:

  • You have answered “yes” to any of the questions in your Daily Health Screening and the survey has indicated that you will be contacted; 
  •  If the contact tracing team has identified you as a Close Contact of someone who has tested positive;
  • You have tested positive at an on-campus COVID testing site. 

Read more about contact tracing protocols and definitions.

Staff Illness or Quarantine

If staff members suspect they might have been exposed to COVID-19, they should be tested immediately and wait for the test results before coming to their worksite. If they are going to be late, they should notify their supervisor just as they would in any other circumstances when they might be late. 

Proof of Vaccination

Staff members are required to submit proof of vaccination or personal declination request. Read more about proof of vaccination policies.

Vaccine Declination

Staff members who have received an approved exemption from vaccination are required to undergo twice-weekly testing to maintain access to campus facilities. Read more about the twice-weekly testing policy for unvaccinated individuals.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required indoors on both campuses and on university shuttles. The only exceptions are when individuals are alone in a private room/office with the door closed or while actively eating or drinking. Face coverings are encouraged outdoors when individuals are in the company of others. Read more about guidelines for face coverings.

Work Spaces and Surfaces

Current COVID-19 guidelines do not require social distancing indoors or outdoors. Workplace sanitizing and cleaning protocols have been implemented, and staff are asked to wipe down surfaces in common areas (kitchens, etc.) after use. 

COVID-19 Break Policy

When returning from scheduled breaks [Thanksgiving (11/22–11/27), Winter (12/23–1/2), start of Interterm (1/3), start of Spring 2022 semester (1/31), and Spring 2022 Break (March 21–26)], all unvaccinated and vaccinated Chapman community members (students, faculty, staff) who have traveled out of state during these breaks must be tested prior to being on campus. Read the full COVID-19 Break Policy

Read the CU Safely Back FAQs if you have additional questions, or you may submit a question.