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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Information

COVID-19Novel Coronavirus Information

Updated 4/6/2021


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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 is planning for a full return to in-person learning in fall 2021. (Read more)
  • The University of La Verne will continue with remote teaching and learning across all campuses for spring semester and term.  (Read more)
  • Beginning April 15, students may come to campus during daylight hours to use the Citrus Quad and Sneaky Park for individual outdoor study space. Students must conduct symptom screening through the LiveSafe app, wear face coverings, and socially distance (one person per outdoor table). Students are also asked to check in at the Campus Safety office upon arrival and departure.
  • The Athletics Department is conducting a pilot program to hold limited outdoor training activity with student athletes in the spring.
  • Beginning on April 9, Enrollment Management and the Athletics Department may begin holding outdoor campus tours for prospective students, with appropriate safety measures in place.
  • Spring Commencement will be virtual. The university is exploring additional activities as permitted by public health agencies. (Read more)
  • Higher education employees, including faculty and staff at the University of La Verne, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1B-Tier 1 of the statewide rollout. The university encourages all eligible employees to be vaccinated, in alignment with recommendations or advice from their health care provider, as soon as possible, and to keep a record of their vaccination. (Read more)
  • The university will award nearly $3 million in federal coronavirus relief funds from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to students with financial need. (Read more)
  • 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. (Read more)
  • Per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, occupancy of the residence halls will remain limited during spring to students who have no alternative housing options. Students will be placed in single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms. Students may apply to live in the residence halls for the fall.
  • The university will continue to provide technical support, including access to computer equipment and training, for students who need it.
  • Students experiencing difficulty with the online learning environment should contact their department chair, dean, or provost@laverne.edu.
  • Individuals with any questions about COVID-19 may call 909-448-1100.

The University of La Verne is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. 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 Los Angeles County Department of Public Health  and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including updated travel notices for areas with community transmission.

The university has established three 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 President’s Cabinet Safe Return Committee approves and enacts relevant policies and procedures. The committee is composed of: Todd Britton – Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President, Office of Information Technology; Shannon Capaldi – Director, Office of the President and Board Affairs; Doajo Hicks – Chief Human Resources Officer and General Counsel; Rod Leveque – Associate Vice President, Office of Strategic Communications; Sherri Mylott – Vice President of University Advancement (co-chair); Jonathan Reed – Professor (co-chair); Juan Regalado – Chief Student Affairs Officer; Alison Vicroy – Assistant General Counsel.
  • 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.

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