Dear CGU Faculty and Staff:

Due to revised state and county health orders and the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) workplace regulations, the following constitutes the University’s updated policies on face coverings and physical distancing for anyone who comes to campus. These policies are effective immediately and will be in place until further notice.

Please note that for CGU guidelines, fully vaccinated refers to individuals who have provided proof of their COVID vaccination with the CGU Human Resources Office. Community members who have not uploaded an image of their COVID vaccination card are considered non-vaccinated. Vaccinated community members are encouraged to upload their completed vaccine card to Human Resources. Those choosing not to receive the vaccine due to medical or religious reasons are asked to complete the exemption form.

Face Coverings and Physical Distancing

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors. However, in its discretion, the University may designate specific locations or events as requiring face coverings for all individuals and will give notice of those situations.

We acknowledge that fully vaccinated individuals may choose to wear face coverings for a variety of reasons, such as their personal comfort, concerns about potential spreading to non-vaccinated individuals, or contracting or spreading a COVID variant or other illness. Everyone should feel free to wear face coverings at CGU at any time, regardless of vaccination status. CGU stands firmly behind the Cal/OSHA mandate that employers do not retaliate against anyone who chooses to wear a face covering.

Non-vaccinated individuals must properly wear face coverings (over the nose and mouth) indoors, unless the individual is alone in a room, or eating/drinking (as long as physical distancing of at least six feet can be maintained).

Non-vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors, but face coverings are recommended in circumstances when physical distancing of at least six feet cannot be maintained.

Those who are required to wear a face covering but cannot do so due to a medical or mental health condition or disability, or who are hearing-impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person, must wear an effective, non-restrictive alternative (such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom) if the individual’s condition or disability permits it. Individuals requiring an exception must contact Human Resources at

• The University will continue to supply face coverings to all employees regardless of vaccination status at no cost. Please contact Human Resources at to request a face covering.

More information about the return to campus will be shared as soon as possible. For now, employees must continue to follow existing health and safety protocols (including daily health screening and testing requirements).

The University reserves the right to alter face covering and physical distancing requirements in the event of an outbreak, to mitigate hazards, or in response to revised health orders or regulations. 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to plan for our return to campus in a manner that follows all protocols and protects the health of our colleagues, students and visitors.