Stay Safe and Healthy to Protect Others, Yourself and the Chapman Community

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We know that the time you spend outside the classroom is an important part of your Chapman experience. This year, we will certainly need to make adjustments to the ways we socialize due to COVID-19.

When we receive approval from the governor’s office and local health authorities, Chapman will reopen with a combination of in-person, fully-online and HyFlex classes. We are rigorously engaged in planning for this eventuality through our CU Safely Back plan.

Whether you live on-campus or off-campus, we expect each student – along with staff and faculty – to take steps to allow Chapman to stay healthy and to help our community stay healthy:

Avoid Large Social Gatherings and Parties

  • Please consider the virtual activities planned by the Office of Student Life.
  • Practice physical distancing on campus and while shopping or running errands in the community.
  • Maintain a six-foot distance from non-household members while indoors and outdoors.
  • Avoid gathering with friends outside your household.

Wear Face Coverings

  • Wear face coverings when in public.
  • Wear face coverings when around anyone not in your immediate household.
  • Wear face coverings in any public setting, indoors or out, when physical distancing is not possible.
  • Avoid touching your face covering other than to remove and wash it.

Wash, Sanitize and Repeat

The CDC recommends:

  • Handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Always avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection
  • Learn more at the CDC’s How to Protect Yourself & Others webpage.

Pay Attention to Your Health

  • Check your temperature daily.
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if you have any symptoms. Visit the OC Public Health Agency for testing resources.
  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or fever, immediately avoid contact with other people.
  • If you’ve been exposed, please contact your health care provider.

Please remember — Infected persons may not exhibit symptoms. So the best strategy for community and personal safety is to avoid contracting and inadvertently spreading the virus.