Return-to-Campus Process for Faculty

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Please review the Limited Campus Access: Emergency Requests and Essential Status Only post for the impact that the County of Orange’s return to the purple tier has had on campus access requests.

The following two mandatory processes must be completed by a faculty prior to gaining access to campus facilities:

  • Completion of the COVID-19 training modules. All members of the Chapman community have been provided access to the Canvas learning management system. You can access the COVID-19 Safety Training at The training should appear in your Dashboard, or you can navigate to Courses > All Courses and look for COVID-19 Safety Training. If you have already completed your training, you do not have to repeat this step.
  • Completion of a COVID-19 test. The Student Health Center will accept the following tests:

Once those steps are complete, please send an email request to our Service Desk; indicating which building(s) you need access to.

To maintain access to campus, please follow the on-campus processes below:

1. Weekly completion of mandatory COVID-19 testing. To obtain and maintain access to campus, you will need to complete COVID-19 testing on a weekly basis. Please view the On-Campus Testing Schedule and Locations. A test is needed every week and can be taken any day of the week within the days/hours of the Chapman testing sites. If a negative test is not recorded weekly, key card access to campus buildings will be suspended.

2. Completion of the mandatory Daily Health Screening. Anyone planning to come to campus must complete a simple daily COVID-19 health screening on the day they come to campus, and prior to their arrival on-site. This health assessment is a short questionnaire that can be taken on a smartphone or other device. You will be prompted by email to complete the short questionnaire each day.

  • You will need to have completed a COVID-19 test within the current or previous week in order to receive the required Daily Health Screening email.
  • If you do not need to access campus for a period of time and do not complete a COVID-19 test, you will stop receiving the email notifications. In order to reactivate the Daily Health Screening email notifications and reactivate access to campus, you will need to take a COVID-19 test.

To complete the Daily Health Screening, follow these steps:

  • Look for the health screening in your Chapman email and follow the instructions. If you do not see it in your email, please check your Junk and Spam folders.
  • Do not come to campus until you receive a “CLEARED” status via email.
  • Contact your health provider if you receive a “NOT CLEARED” status, and please continue to avoid campus.
  • Once subscribed to the daily notice, you are only required to fill it out on days you are coming to campus.
  • The “CLEARED” email message from your Daily Health Screening will in effect act as your Chapman access badge, i.e., you may be required to show the message (either in email format or a printed copy of that day’s “cleared” message) by your professor, supervisor, Public Safety Officer, or as part of gaining access to certain service areas.


  • The weekly COVID-19 testing provides access for the following week so you must plan ahead. Example: Taking a test on Tuesday, January 26, automatically puts you into the tracking system the following Sunday night, January 31, for Monday morning, February 1, access.
  • All exterior doors of buildings are locked and require card access to enter. Beckman Hall access is on the Glassell Street side of the building, the sliding doors near Starbucks remain locked.
  • If you have completed the necessary steps and have trouble accessing the buildings, contact Public Safety at (714) 997-6763.

3. Faculty Care Kit: Prior to your first day on campus, if you have not already received it, visit the Facilities Management office at 625 West Palm to pick up a kit containing face coverings and a thermometer. Currently, the offices are open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

4. On-Campus Protocol: When you arrive on campus, you will need to adhere to the requirements that are covered in the training as well as outlined in the Campus Return Guidelines. Use face coverings, maintain physical distancing, practice good hand sanitation and hygiene and do not share equipment.

5. Access to Facilities:

  • If you have trouble accessing a building, please notify Public Safety and let the appropriate party (indicated below) know.
  • Please do not let others into a building; allow Public Safety to do so.
  • Requests for non-essential campus visits are strongly discouraged. If you feel you must access a classroom, retrieve supplies essential to your remote work or urgently need personal items, the steps listed above also apply.


Troubleshooting and Questions

  • For general questions, such as whether you should request campus access or from who you seek endorsement, please contact your supervisor and/or your department’s operations administrator.
  • For questions regarding COVID-19 testing, please contact Student Health Services.
  • For questions regarding the Daily Health Screening or campus access, please contact Craig Williams.


Thank you for following these protocols. Let’s stay healthy together so that we can be productive and effective through this challenging time and emerge stronger than ever.

These protocols and processes may change as needed. For updates and other university announcements related to COVID-19, please visit this site frequently.