Regional Stay-at-Home Order Lifted, OC in Purple Tier

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Update From President Struppa, January 25, 2021

Today, Gov. Newsom announced that the statewide stay-at-home order has been lifted. This reinstates the tier system, putting Orange County in the PURPLE tier on the 4-tier county risk level. This is the highest risk level identified in California, and maintains restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

In addition to faculty, lecturers, and select research personnel, the following administrative operations are deemed essential services and require onsite and continued presence:

  • Custodial Services (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President)
  • Facilities Management (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President)
  • Financial Services (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President and Controller; only allowed onsite when processing necessary receivables/payables)
  • Food Services (limited to students in residential halls and only for as long as students remain in dorms)
  • Groundskeeping Services (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President)
  • Some Information Systems &Technology Support Staff (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President)
  • Mail Services (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President)
  • Payroll Services (reduced personnel; only allowed onsite when running payroll/printing paychecks)
  • Public Safety
  • Research Activities (limited to research that cannot go unattended or neglected as this would lead to an unrecoverable loss of data or irreparable harm to equipment; endangerment of animals, or other specimens; and COVID-19 research that requires on campus resources)
  • Residence Life and First Year Experience (only for as long as students remain in dorms)
  • Student Health Services (both Counseling Center and Health Center services and only for as long as students remain in dorms)
  • Vivarium and Aviary Operations (only for as long as necessary to provide critical animal care)

All other administrative services employees should be working remotely during this time. Do not make assumptions; please coordinate with your supervisor to determine whether you will remain in remote work or switch to onsite work.

 To limit the spread in our own community, please:

  • Remain diligent in following our CU Safety Back protocols. Wear a face covering, wash your hands, avoid social gatherings and maintain distance from others whenever possible.