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Campus Return Guidelines

Face Coverings

Face coverings are encouraged while outdoors and required while indoors.

Hands Washing

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Large Social Gatherings

Large gatherings are not currently scheduled on campus.

Physical Distancing

Maintain a distance of six feet whenever possible.

Face Coverings

  • Based on CDC and CalOSHA guidance, all those accessing campus are encouraged to wear face coverings while outdoors. The face covering should cover your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms.
  • Face coverings will continue to be required while inside a Chapman facility for all faculty, staff and students.
  • Chapman does not distinguish guidance based on vaccination status to protect the privacy of our campus community members.
  • Those with exemptions are expected to respect the health and safety of those around them and engage in responsible practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • View the full list of exemptions on the CDPH website.

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 Your Hands

Wash your hands 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.
  • 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.

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Avoid Large Social Gatherings and Parties

  • Please consider the virtual activities, including those planned by the Office of Student Life.
  • Maintain a six-foot distance from non-household members while indoors and outdoors.
  • Wear masks when participating in activities with all non-household members.

Physical Distancing

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

Inside your home: 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Outside your home: 

  • Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.
  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

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