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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Information

COVID-19Novel Coronavirus Information

Updated 11/10/2020

Current Status: In response to the spread of the novel coronavirus and upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for social distancing, the University of La Verne is implementing the following precautions and support mechanisms:

  • The University of La Verne will continue with remote teaching and learning across all campuses for the remainder of the fall semester and term, with only essential on-campus operations.
  • January interterm and winter term will be remote. (Read more)
  • Spring semester and term will be remote. (Read more)
  • Winter commencement will be held virtually on Jan. 29-30. Spring 2020 graduates are invited to participate.
  • Only staff who have been designated by the university as essential personnel will be permitted on any University of La Verne campus. All buildings will be locked, and all non-essential employees are required to work remotely. Staff needing to be on campus must check-in with the Office of Campus Safety, wear a face covering, and follow appropriate safety protocols, including conducting symptom check before coming to campus.
  • Per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, occupancy of the residence halls will remain limited to students who have no alternative housing options. Students will be placed in single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms.
  • The university will continue to provide technical support, including access to computer equipment and training, for students who need it.
  • For the remainder of the academic year, limited activities will be considered for athletics in line with LA County Department of Public Health, NCAA, and Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SCIAC) guidelines.
  • Students experiencing difficulty with the online learning environment should contact their department chair, dean, or provost@laverne.edu.
  • Campus events remain suspended, postponed, or moved online.
  • All university-sponsored student and employee travel scheduled through the end of the academic year will be canceled unless approved by the President’s Executive Cabinet (PEC).
  • Individuals with any questions about COVID-19 may call 909-448-1100.

Please see additional information on steps to take if you believe you have been infected.


The University of La Verne is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The virus has been designated SARS-CoV-2, while the disease it causes has been designated COVID-19.

Cases of novel coronavirus are present in the United States, including in California.

This is an evolving situation, and updates are available from LA County Public Health (LAC PH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including updated travel notices for areas with community transmission.

The university has established two committees to monitor and coordinate university actions:

  • The Novel Coronavirus Monitoring Committee is monitoring the outbreak, in coordination with state and local health departments, and to guide the university in prevention and planning efforts. The committee meets multiple times per week and includes Human Resources, Student Health Center, Risk Management, Office of General Counsel, Campus Safety, International Student Engagement, Budget Office, Provost Office, and Dean of Students.
  • The Academic Affairs Coronavirus Committee is overseeing online, student academic needs and records, academic policies, and student/faculty travel. The committee includes the Provost Office, Center for Teaching and Learning, LaFetra College of Education, Registrar, Grad Council, Dean of Students, Office of Information Technology, Library, Regional and Online Campuses, and academic deans.

This site is intended to provide information about coronavirus, precautions that are being taken and prevention measures you can take, as well as information on the effects of measures various governments are taking to stem the outbreak.

This site is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.