Campus Health and Town Hall Updates From the Office of the President Daniele C. Struppa, Ph. D.

Chapman Staff Members,

The start of the new academic year is almost here, with Fowler Law School kicking off their new term next week. As we welcome students to a new semester or trimester, I want to continue to highlight the university’s plans to manage COVID-19 on the campuses. The CU Staying Healthy website outlines the four primary protocols that are in place, in alignment with federal, state and local health agency guidance. Please pay close attention to the vaccination and booster requirements outlined on the website. To access campus facilities, all faculty, staff and students are required either to submit proof of having all vaccinations and boosters for which they are eligible or to file a personal declination. To be considered fully vaccinated, individuals must be current with all available boosters as outlined by the CDC.

To keep you updated and provide a time for questions, the university leadership and healthcare experts will host a Staff Town Hall Wednesday, August 17 at 10 a.m. along with a Faculty Town Hall Thursday, August 18 at 3 p.m.

I look forward to talking with you directly, so please mark your calendars.

Finally, the Task Force continues to monitor the evolving situation with the monkeypox virus in California, the United States and internationally. While monkeypox is a very different virus from COVID-19, we are preparing to manage the possibility of cases on campus. Learn more about monkeypox on the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions page.

I am excited about the new academic year, and I hope to see you all at the upcoming Town Hall.

Anne Saldivar