Dear CGU Staff and Faculty,
CGU will abide by the latest guidance from Los Angeles County requiring face coverings to be worn indoors for all individuals – both unvaccinated and vaccinated – effective Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 pm. As a reminder, the campus remains officially closed until Aug. 16, but if you have received approval to be on campus, please wear a mask in all CGU buildings.
As you know, this requirement is a direct response to the increase in COVID-19 cases within the county, mostly involving the Delta variant which is highly contagious and more easily spread from person to person. The vast majority of cases in our county, and nearly all hospitalizations, involve unvaccinated individuals. Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history. Vaccinations are safe and are the best defense against COVID-19. We are expecting more detailed guidance for higher education from LA County DPH to be released at the end of July, but we do not expect a change in being able to safely return to campus as the vaccination is keeping most individuals safe from the Delta variant.
As a reminder, COVID-19 vaccinations will become mandatory for the CGU community once the Food and Drug Administration provides full authorization of any one of the three vaccines currently being provided in the U.S. under the emergency use authorization.
CGU staff and faculty are encouraged to upload their completed vaccination form as soon as possible, and no later than Aug. 1. After that date individuals without a card on file will be considered unvaccinated and entered into the COVID-19 testing program to begin upon return to campus. Vaccination exemptions may be requested for medical and sincerely held religious beliefs. Links to both forms are available on the mycgu.edu homepage.
More information about our return to campus will be distributed soon.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate changing requirements. Most importantly, thank you for abiding by all requirements to support the health of the CGU community.