The safety and well-being of California State University students, faculty and staff are foundational concerns for the institution. During the current health emergency, the CSU is following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State.
To better implement
mass gathering guidelines established by the California Department of Health, all California State University campuses will immediately transition in-person operations of the university to a virtual mode.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational values for the California State University, and every member of the CSU community is encouraged to exemplify those values. This is especially true as incidents of bias and xenophobia have increased during the Coronavirus outbreak. Any such actions or attitudes, ranging from microaggressions to overt harassment, have no place within the California State University; students, staff and faculty are actively encouraged to reject and denounce xenophobia and bigotry, and to treat all with dignity and respect.
With the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread as more cases are identified throughout California, the California State University Office of the Chancellor has provided additional guidance to its 23 campuses.
Over the last few days, we have watched as the concern about COVID-19, the coronavirus, shifted from China to other regions of the world. In particular, recent developments in South Korea have become greater cause for concern. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently placed South Korea at “Warning Level Three” advising to “avoid non-essential travel.” The U.S. State Department has also raised their Travel Advisory to “Level Three.” The health and safety of our students is of primary concern and we encourage campuses to consider this in making decisions about student programming in affected areas.