Information regarding CGU Procedures and COVID-19
Claremont Graduate University has announced plans for a phased return to campus. Limited campus presence is expected for module II summer session beginning in July and a full return of staff and faculty by Aug. 16 for a fall term start date of Aug. 30. Students should note that while in person instruction will resume in the fall 2021 semester, many classes will continue to be offered in an online or blended modality. Course modality and meeting times are clearly noted in the course catalog.
The health and safety of our community continues to be the foremost priority as we implement a phased return to campus. CGU will continue to follow the guidance for higher education provided by the Los Angeles County of Public Health.
Vaccinations are the best defense against COVID-19. CGU will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students, staff, and faculty who plan to return to campus for the fall semester. Proof of vaccination must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your return, and no later than August 1. This requirement does not apply to individuals who are just working remotely. Free COVID-19 vaccines are available from the Student Health Services at TCCS for all CGU community members.
The vaccination requirement is conditional upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as adequate availability of the fully approved vaccine(s).
Thank you for your help in keeping the CGU community safe and for supporting a robust return to campus. We look forward to seeing our colleagues, continuing students, and new students in fall.
All classes for summer module 1 and most classes for module 2 will continue to be offered in the Online Flex model. There will be limited campus attendance for summer module II, beginning July 6th. Please check the course catalog and with your instructor for details.
CGU expects a fully open campus for the fall term, which begins on Aug. 30. However, students should note that several classes in the fall 2021 semester will continue to be offered in an online or blended modality. Course modality and meeting times are clearly noted in the course catalog.
CGU will continue to limit in-person events based on county guidance.
Check the CGU Events Calendar for more details.
All non-essential university-sponsored travel is prohibited at this time. Any exceptions must receive approval from a dean or vice president.
Faculty Research Travel
CGU is committed to supporting essential travel that advances faculty members’ research, education, and professional opportunities. At the same time, faculty travel during the pandemic poses unique personal and social responsibilities and logistical challenges. As global citizens, we each have a responsibility to the communities we visit and live within, and we are each responsible for the impact of our actions. This checklist is designed to help you make informed, responsible decisions, prior to traveling. Completion of this checklist is required for receiving reimbursement for university-sponsored travel.
When you have successfully completed and signed your checklist, a copy will be emailed to you automatically.
Please see the Faculty Travel Checklist and Travel Registry. Any student or employee who travels domestically or internationally must quarantine for the time specified by current CDC guidance before coming on campus.
We urge all members of our community to consider the potential consequences of personal travel, including:
- Airlines may cancel/limit flights in or out of a country or region.
- The U.S. and other countries may apply additional quarantine measures.
- Countries you visit may decide to implement travel restrictions with very little notice, impacting your ability to return
- Re-entry to the U.S. could be restricted.
- Before your return to campus, CDC guidelines may require you to self-isolate depending on your travel and vaccination status.
- International students and foreign nationals should check their immigration documents before leaving the U.S. If you are unable to return to the U.S. for the start of the semester, your visa status may be impacted.
We encourage anyone who is planning travel to fill out the university’s Travel Registration Form. This will allow CGU to contact you in the event of a significant emergency or changing circumstances related to your travel destination.
As CGU begins the phased reopening of the campus, policies and procedures for campus access remain in place until August 16. Individuals needing to come to campus must fill out the visit forms and await approval. If you need to connect with a particular department, please check with that office via e-mail and/or phone before planning a visit.
Human Resources and the Mailroom are open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For HR issues, please contact Alejandra Gaytan at 909-282-7531.
Faculty have access to their offices Monday through Friday during business hours (8:30-5) and are expected to follow the procedures for visiting campus, and to request cleaning services for frequent use. Please use the facilities request system, Maximo or contact facilities.
The CGU Facilities team continues to implement best practices for cleaning and sanitation in line with CDC and local health department guidance.
As CGU returns to campus, enhanced cleaning of classrooms, meeting spaces and offices will continue.
Optum-Coping-with-a-Public-Health-Event-Coronavirus.pdf is a guide that provides a helpful explanation of the current coronavirus outbreak from UnitedHealth Group. Also included are toll-free numbers for emotional support, checklists of things you should know and steps to help keep you healthy, as well as links to public health resources.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Everyone is encouraged to follow the health and safety guidelines shared by the CDC and the Public Health Department.
COVID – Preventing Infections
The commitment to the health and safety of our community is paramount as we implement a phased return to campus. We encourage everyone to continue to follow guidelines designed to prevent infections.
If you are not feeling well, please stay home and contact your appropriate health care provider.
If you suspect you might be infected with the COVID-19 virus, call your doctor’s office, urgent care, or the emergency room for advice on whether you should seek medical attention. CGU insurance providers have published Remote Visit Information. To minimize the risk of spreading infection, medical facilities want to ensure that they are prepared before you arrive to seek treatment.
CGU COVID-19 Campus Communications
- Office of the President: CGU Return to Campus Update (5/6/21)
- Office of Human Resources: COVID-19 Voluntary Vaccination reporting (3/31/21)
- Office of the Provost: Online Teaching and Operations Extended (4/8/20)
- Office of Marketing & Communications: CGU COVID-19 Campus Update (3/26/20)
- Office of Marketing & Communications: CGU Campus Update (3/20/20)
- Student Life, Diversity & Leadership: Travel Advisory Notice (3/20/20)
- Dean of Students: Remote availability for Student Affairs and Student Services Offices (3/17/20)
- Office of Information Technology: Information for Telecommuting (3/15/20 – updated 3/16/20)
- Office of Human Resources: Telecommuting Logistics (3/15/20 – updated 3/23/20)
- Staff Telecommuting Policy to Start Monday, March 16, 2020 (3/15/20)
- Student Life, Diversity & Leadership: COVID-19 International Services Updates (3/13/20)
- Office of Marketing & Communications: COVID-19 CGU Business Operations Update (3/12/20)
- Office of the President: COVID-19 CGU Campus Update (3/12/20)
- Office of the Provost: Online Options for Students and Faculty (3/11/20)
- Office of the President: CGU and KGI COVID-19 Response Update (3/11/20)
- Office of the Provost: Message to Faculty (3/10/20)
- Office of Human Resources: Kaiser Anthem and EAP FAQs about Coronavirus (3/10/20)
- Office of the President: COVID-19 Guidelines for CGU Faculty and Staff (3/4/20)
- Office of the Provost: Academic Continuity Preparation re: COVID-19 (3/4/20)
- Dean of Students: Coronavirus Travel and Spring Break Guidance (3/4/20)