Official updates regarding the current status of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the university community.
Cal Lutheran’s top priority is the safety and well-being of its students and employees. Staff from throughout the university are working together to ensure a coordinated, timely and appropriate response to this evolving situation. We are closely monitoring developments locally, nationally and internationally and following the guidance of state and local public health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We have developed comprehensive plans to address multiple possible scenarios, and we will implement them as needed in order to protect our community.
This website will be updated as information related to Cal Lutheran’s situation changes.
Last updated: Friday, March 13, 3:37 pm
- New COVID-19 Actions - Implementation of social distancing (Mar. 12)
- Class Attendance (Mar. 10)
- COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (Mar. 9)
- Faculty Preparations for COVID-19 (Mar. 9)
- COVID-19 Case in Ventura County (Mar. 6)
Plans & Protocols
Frequently Asked Questions
Read the CDC website for basic information about COVID-19:
What should students do if they have cold or flu symptoms?
- If symptoms are mild to moderate, like with most colds, we recommend treating yourself with rest, fluids, and over-the-counter cold & flu medications.
- If you have a fever or cough, please call our office at (805) 493-3225 before you come in to discuss your symptoms and to determine if you should be seen at Health Services.
- If you develop shortness of breath, call your doctor and seek care immediately.
Does Health Services have the test for COVID-19?
日本a级黄影片视频大全_日本a级黄影片视频全集_在线播放-叫兽网Health Services would contact Ventura County Public Health for testing. If they decline to test the patient our other option is to test through Quest Diagnostics. These results will take 3 days. The cost of this test would either be paid by the patient or could be billed to insurance.
Can students get masks at Health Services?
Health Services has a limited supply of surgical masks ONLY for students seen by a provider in our office for respiratory symptoms and for our own staff. Importantly, surgical masks only help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 when worn by a sick person by catching respiratory droplets from that person’s coughs or sneezes. They do not protect healthy individuals from catching the disease. As a result, the CDC and Public Health do NOT recommend surgical mask usage for healthy individuals.
What should students and community members do to protect themselves?
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Will I receive a room and board refund if I go home?
The University is continuing to provide all courses as well as residential and dining services for the remainder of the academic year. We have not closed the campus or the residence halls but rather are providing virtual courses in a social distancing manner to adhere to the CDC and Public Health advice for the safety of our community. Even though we are not asking students to leave, students may opt to leave campus while we are in a period of online courses due to the coronavirus. The campus will continue to provide resources and on campus amenities such as library, writing center, Residence Life staff and RA presence, counseling services, and health services. Therefore, no refunds are being offered at this time.
Student Employment Adjustments
- Student workers will continue to be paid accordingly during this time and we have no intention of suspending any positions. Students are going to be able to be paid if they are able to work but cannot because of social distancing practices in a given office.
- We are encouraging supervisors to provide students with remote projects, but if no work is available they may offer some form of professional development related to their position or major. For example, building a resume or a LinkedIn profile, watching TED talks, completing LinkedIn Learning courses, or conducting research.
- Student workers working from home will be considered “on call” employees meaning at any point during their shifts they can be asked to complete work or be called in to cover if someone is out.
- If a student worker is unable to work in the office or from home and is facing a difficulty during this time then students will have the opportunity to have their supervisor request an exception.
- Students with jobs eliminated by community service partners are eligible for the exception.
- Exception is based on school/office scheduling adjustments directly related to the outbreak (i.e. A position is suspended, hours significantly reduced, schedule changes due to social distancing, or limiting staffing)
- If a student is leaving campus or not working on their own decision then that is not an exception. If a student physically leaves campus it will be up to the supervisor to hold that position for them when they return.
California Lutheran University is requiring all students to come home to their residence in the U.S.A. immediately from their study abroad/away program.
- Read the Academic Affairs Continuity Plan to learn about offering your courses in a virtual delivery format
- Read the March 9 update on Faculty Preparations for COVID-19
- View instructions for accessing the campus VPN
Counseling and Psychological Services