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COVID-19Novel Coronavirus Information

Updated 9/10/2020

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 begin the fall semester and term with remote teaching and learning across all campuses, and only essential on-campus operations. (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.
  • Per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines, occupancy of the residence halls will be limited to students who have no alternative housing options. Students will be placed in single occupancy rooms with private bathrooms.
  • A very small number of classes this fall may contain limited face-to-face or on-campus instruction if the classes are providing training for essential workforce activities, per public health guidelines.
  • High-contact intercollegiate fall sports such as football, basketball, and soccer will not take place. We are still waiting to hear from officials if non-contact sports can occur in 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.
  • The University of La Verne is awarding $2.8 million in federal CARES Act grants directly to students to help offset unexpected expenses that resulted from the pandemic. The application is now open. Visit laverne.edu/cares.
  • Campus events will be suspended, postponed, or moved online.
  • All university-sponsored student and employee travel scheduled through the January 2021 will be canceled unless approved by senior leaders.
  • Individuals with any questions about COVID-19 may call 909-448-1100.

Report Exposure

University community members who believe they have come in contact with someone infected by the novel coronavirus or have contracted the coronavirus are asked to fill out a Novel Coronavirus Information Form.

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.