New Guidelines for Chapman Indoor Facilities

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Cal/OSHA announced revised office protocol last week to better align with California’s recent Health Officer Order. We have taken some time to better understand the guidance and how it relates to Chapman, while also conferring with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). We are pragmatically moving forward with additional flexibilities while maintaining our focus on the CU Staying Healthy goals of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The following changes to Chapman indoor facilities will go into effect on Monday, June 28:

  • For those who are vaccinated:
    • As of July 29, face coverings are strongly recommended indoors for vaccinated individuals. 
    • Physical distancing is no longer required indoors or outdoors.
    • Those who prefer to wear face coverings should continue to do so.
    • Record your vaccination on the CU Safely Back website.
  • For those who are not vaccinated:
  • All faculty, staff and students accessing campus, regardless of vaccination status, must:
    • Continue to complete the daily health screening (sent to your Chapman email account) or by visiting www.chapman.edu/amiclear.
  • By entering a Chapman facility or accessing campus transportation (shuttles, electric carts) without a face covering, you are attesting to the fact that you are fully vaccinated.
  • Face coverings are available upon request at the testing centers. For those who are not vaccinated, N95 masks are also available. 

We are pleased to report that we have over 95 percent of all faculty, staff and students accessing campus facilities that have reported being vaccinated. Additionally, we’ve had only two reported cases of COVID-19 in the past two months. With those positive numbers, it seems only reasonable that we follow along with the new state and local guidelines and also ease restrictions. However, we must remain diligent in following current guidelines established by health care agencies while COVID-19 remains a risk across the country. The low risk we currently have on campus is a result of our campus community’s commitment to CU Staying Healthy guidelines, and that should continue as we ease restrictions.

Cal/OSHA announced revised office protocol last week to better align with California’s recent Health Officer Order. We have taken some time to better understand the guidance and how it relates to Chapman, while also conferring with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). We are pragmatically moving forward with additional flexibilities while maintaining our focus on the CU Staying Healthy goals of slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The following changes to Chapman indoor facilities will go into effect on Monday, June 28:

  • For those who are vaccinated:
    • Face coverings and physical distancing are no longer required indoors or outdoors.
    • Those who prefer to wear face coverings should continue to do so.
    • Record your vaccination on the CU Safely Back website.
  • For those who are not vaccinated:
  • All faculty, staff and students accessing campus, regardless of vaccination status, must:
    • Continue to complete the daily health screening (sent to your Chapman email account) or by visiting www.chapman.edu/amiclear.
  • By entering a Chapman facility or accessing campus transportation (shuttles, electric carts) without a face covering, you are attesting to the fact that you are fully vaccinated.
  • Face coverings are available upon request at the testing centers. For those who are not vaccinated, N95 masks are also available. 

We are pleased to report that we have over 95 percent of all faculty, staff and students accessing campus facilities that have reported being vaccinated. Additionally, we’ve had only two reported cases of COVID-19 in the past two months. With those positive numbers, it seems only reasonable that we follow along with the new state and local guidelines and also ease restrictions. However, we must remain diligent in following current guidelines established by health care agencies while COVID-19 remains a risk across the country. The low risk we currently have on campus is a result of our campus community’s commitment to CU Staying Healthy guidelines, and that should continue as we ease restrictions.