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Chapman COVID Guidelines

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Below are the most current COVID guidelines from Chapman. 

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Daily Symptom Screening and Contact Tracing

All campus vendors and visitors and faculty, staff and students must complete the daily health screening (DHS) and present a CLEAR message in order to enter Chapman facilities. Contact tracers follow-up as needed regarding possible exposure.

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Vaccinations

All faculty, staff and students must submit proof of vaccination or submit a personal declination request to access campus facilities.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are now required for faculty, staff and students in all indoor facilities, unless alone in a private office with the door closed, or while actively eating or drinking. Face coverings are recommended at large outdoor gatherings.

Wash Hands and Surfaces

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and wipe down shared surfaces such as desks after using.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.

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Events

Masking is required at all indoor events and at outdoor events with over 1,000 attendees. Guests are required to show their COVID-Clear status prior to admittance for indoor events.

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Daily Health Screening and Contact Tracing

  • Student, staff and faculty eligibility to access campus is granted through a simple daily COVID-19 health screening that is sent to their Chapman email.
  • In the event that a campus community member does not receive the DHS in their email, they may access the AmIClear website to complete a version of the DHS.
  • Vendors and visitors to campus need to complete the Visitor Daily Health Screening.
  • All users will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire attesting that their temperature is below 100.4 and that they have no COVID-19 symptoms, and that they have not been potentially exposed to the virus, nor have tested positive. This health questionnaire can be completed on a phone or other smart device.
  • The inability to pass the DHS is followed up by Chapman’s Contact Tracing team, located in Student Health Services. 
  • Additionally, positive cases are followed up by Rapid-Trace, a leader in contact tracing with specific expertise in working with higher education institutions, working with Chapman under the supervision of Student Health Services. 
  • All campus community members and visitors are urged to cooperate fully with Rapid-Trace, who is acting on behalf of Chapman and Student Health Services.
  • It is critically important that faculty, staff and students answer the daily symptom survey honestly and not enter Chapman facilities if they have any symptoms. COVID-19 testing is available on campus if you are experiencing symptoms.
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Vaccinations

Requirements

  • All faculty, staff and students must submit proof of vaccination or submit a personal declination request to access campus facilities.
  • If a personal declination is submitted, a review process will be completed prior to an exemption being provided.
  • A non-vaccinated individual with an exemption, including those working offsite but who come in contact with students or Chapman employees, must complete the twice-weekly COVID-19 testing (or once per week for those accessing campus once weekly) to maintain access to campus facilities.
  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks have passed, following the second dose of a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines) or a single-dose series (such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated, you must continue twice-weekly testing until the vaccination process is complete and you have submitted proof of vaccination.
  • If you are in the process of being fully vaccinated and need an extension beyond September 14 to complete the vaccination process, please contact the Student Health Center.

Per CDC guidance, if you have been infected with the COVID-19 virus, you will be exempted from twice-weekly testing for a period of 90 days. Please contact the Student Health Center to provide a copy of your COVID-19 test result if you are seeking this exemption.

Face Coverings

  • For all students, faculty and staff:
    • Face coverings are required indoors on both campuses and on university shuttles. The only exceptions are when you are alone in a private room/office with the door closed, or while actively eating or drinking.
    • Face coverings are encouraged outdoors when in the company of others.
    • Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides of face without gaps
    • N95 masks will be available to anyone who wishes to wear one. You can request one at either the Rinker or Orange COVID-19 testing centers during their operating hours.
    • Face coverings are available upon request at the testing centers.

How to Put on Your Face Covering:

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering.
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.

Wear a Face Covering Correctly for Maximum Protection: 

  • The mask should cover from below your chin to above your nose, and be pinched to fit the bridge of your nose snugly. 
  • Don’t put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead. 
  • Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect​.

Take Off Your Cloth Face Covering Carefully, When You’re Home:

  • Untie the strings behind your head or stretch the ear loops.
  • Handle only by the ear loops or ties.
  • Fold outside corners together.
  • Place covering in the washing machine.
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing and wash hands immediately after removing.

Wash Hands and Surfaces

Wash your hands and public surfaces often.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Limit touching shared surfaces to reduce the spread of the virus.
  • Wipe down all surfaces including classroom desks and chairs after usage. Classrooms have disinfectants available.
  • It’s especially important to wash:
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • Before touching your face
    • After using the restroom
    • After leaving a public place
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After handling your cloth face covering
    • After changing a diaper
    • After caring for someone sick
    • After touching animals or pets

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing, also called “social distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not from your household.

Physical distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.

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Events

Chapman-only events can resume with the following guidelines. Chapman-only events are defined as those that are hosted by a Chapman representative and invites both Chapman guests and non-Chapman visitors.

 

INDOOR EVENTS

As of August 30, 2021, masking will be required at all indoor events, and guests will be required to show their COVID-Clear status prior to admittance. For indoor events with over 1,000 attendees, Chapman University will comply with the State of California Beyond the Blueprint guidelines for “Mega Events.” When such events are planned, proof-of-vaccine or a negative test will be required. When feasible, seat reservations are encouraged for the purpose of contact tracing.

 

OUTDOOR EVENTS

Masking will be required at all outdoor events with an attendance of 1,000 or greater, and guests will be required to show their COVID-Clear status prior to admittance.

 

EXTERNAL EVENTS

Non-Chapman events hosted in a Chapman facility, such as an outside conference or meeting, will be extremely limited. Conference Services will manage all requests at conferenceservices@chapman.edu.

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