Weekly Update on Campus Health

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Last week, the Chapman Family welcomed more than 2,500 new alumni. We celebrated our graduates and their accomplishments, heard from Presidential Fellow and Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad, and recognized four community leaders with honorary degrees for their roles in making the world better.

As our campus now transitions to summer coursework, continued scholarly research and work to welcome new students in late August, we want to emphasize that our COVID-19 Task Force remains vigilant in its watch of the the Orange County Health Care Agency guidelines and the CDC’s transmission levels.

Nearby Los Angeles County is now in the “medium” tier of community risk level. However, Orange County remains at the low risk level. The Task Force monitors this risk level, and the group will keep us informed of any change and its impact on our guidelines. Last week we republished the dashboard of current COVID-19 cases on the CU Safely Back site.

If Orange County’s risk level increases, Chapman’s COVID-19 Task Force and I will keep our campus informed of changes in protocols for our community. To promote awareness and preparedness, our CU Safely Back homepage provides a comprehensive list of our guidelines for low, medium, and high risk levels.

Your health and safety are our priority. Please do your part to keep our campus health; remember to complete the “Am I Clear” Daily Health Screen. Although masks are not currently required, we encourage you to make a decision that makes you most comfortable. If you prefer to wear a mask while on campus, please do. Please continue to visit CU Safely Back site for information on testing and campus protocols. The university continues to conduct contact tracing on each reported case of COVID-19.