Return-to-Campus Process for Faculty

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All faculty have been granted access to classrooms and offices and do not have to submit an approval request. 


Faculty who will be accessing campus for the first time must complete Canvas training and get a COVID-19 test prior to their arrival. If you have already completed your training, you do not have to repeat this step. Also required is completion of the Daily Health Screening, sent to all faculty via email who have a current test on file.

  • If this is your first time returning to campus since we instituted mandatory COVID-19 testing, the rapid test provides results under 30 minutes. Plan your test so you know your results BEFORE entering a campus facility. This may require adjusting your start time to accommodate the testing center hours
  • Most faculty were added to the on-campus approval system in advance based on their teaching schedule. Faculty that were added to the schedule late may not have been added automatically. If you have already completed the safety training on Canvas and COVID-19 testing requirements, and are still not receiving the daily health screening, you may not have a current on-campus request in our system. Please submit a request to be on campus.


Faculty who have had continuous presence on campus will need to follow the process for retaining campus access, including the completion of weekly COVID-19 testing and ongoing completion of the Daily Health Screening.

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.

Any faculty who does not complete weekly testing will stop receiving the Daily Health Screening. In order to reactivate the Daily Health Screening 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 Daily 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 Health Screening, you are only required to fill it out on days you are scheduled to come to campus.
  • The “CLEARED” email message from your Daily Health Screening is 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) to a 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.
  • If you have completed the necessary steps and have trouble accessing the buildings, contact Public Safety at (714) 997-6763.

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.

Access to Facilities

  • If you have trouble accessing a building, please notify Public Safety and let the appropriate party (indicated below) know.
  • 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.
  • If you need to re-encode your key card, you can do so at any of the following locations:
    • Public Safety
    • Leatherby Libraries
    • Facilities
    • IS&T
    • Human Resources

Faculty Care Kit

Prior to your first day on campus, 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. While supplies last.

Troubleshooting and Questions


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 read our twice-weekly newsletter, Working@Chapman, and visit this site frequently.