Southern California Stay-at-Home Order in Effect, 11:59 p.m., Dec. 6

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Update From President Struppa, December 6, 2020

This weekend, the Southern California Region dropped below the 15 percent Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity thereby triggering the state of California’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order as was announced on December 3, 2020 by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The new order requires Orange County residents to stay at home as much as possible and not mix with other households to reduce exposure, effective 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 6.

Effective immediately, we will further limit the essential staff accessing campus facilities. Please note: student housing will remain as-is. Students in Chapman housing can remain. Outdoor spaces on campus with WIFI will also remain available for those who have met the requirements to access campus.

Below is Chapman’s list of essential on-campus functions. If staff are unclear if they will need to report to campus on Monday, they should contact their direct supervisor immediately.

  • Athletics Administration (reduced personnel as identified by the Athletics Director)
  • Custodial Services
  • Faculty in support of virtual education (those who choose to access campus facilities)
  • Financial Services (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President and Controller)
  • Food Services (limited to students in residential halls)
  • Groundskeeping Services
  • IS&T Help Desk (reduced personnel as identified by the Vice President and CIO)
  • IS&T Tech Infrastructure (reduced personnel or dispatched as needed)
  • Legal Services
  • Mail Services
  • Payroll Services
  • Physical Plant Operations
  • Public Safety
  • Research Activities (limited to that approved as part of activities in Essential/Critical Sectors)
  • Residence Life staff needed to manage student housing
  • Student Affairs, Office of (Dean, Senior Associate Dean, and as needed)
  • Student Disability Services
  • Student Health Services (Counseling Center and Health Center services)
  • Vivarium and Aviary Operations

During this time, the state Stay-at-Home order encourages members of the same household to maintain physical and mental health by safely going to a park, hike, walk or bike ride when safe to do so and physically distanced. Please do what you can to limit the spread of COVID-19 as we all work to bring our campuses back together, while taking care of your own health and wellness.