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Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery

To limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus, see the University’s COVID-19 Mitigation Measures & Guidelines (Presidential Directive No. 21).  View the full directive.

“Stay At Home” Executive Order from Governor

Friday March 20, 2020 10:25 am

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you. Your resilience and resourcefulness over the past days and weeks transcend even our greatest previous achievements. Yes, we have long been renowned for transforming lives, but today and in the face of unprecedented adversity, we are also about saving lives.

And some of you valiantly continue to do so while risking your health and safety, and for that, I will be eternally grateful.

However, given the governor’s “Stay At Home” Executive Order (EO) yesterday and in service to our foremost priority to protect the health and safety of all Titans, we must ensure that those of you making these sacrifices within the physical borders of campus are doing so within the following parameter of the EO:

  • All employees must remain in their homes or places of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of the federal infrastructure sectors.

To be sure, by express definition, higher education, and in particular our campus, is a part of the federal infrastructure, and we are accordingly both permitted and authorized to take needed actions to continue our educational mission and preserve and protect our assets, while always assuring the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as the greater community.

This means that we will continue the education of our students through virtual teaching modalities that are already up and running, but it also means that faculty must now continue to execute these modalities strictly from their homes or residences. All of our essential IT services and other support services will continue to be available for all faculty and employees working from home to assure the continuity of our mission.

This also means that we will continue our business operations practices already in place at CSUF; we will not close our campus for essential operations. Essential employees already identified to report to campus to perform their duties (e.g. facilities, UPD, student housing, IT, etc.) will continue to do so and practice the hygiene standards below:

  • Wash hands often with soap & water for a minimum of 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Alert your supervisor and DO NOT come to work if you are sick even with moderate symptoms.
  • Practice social distancing (six feet) to the fullest extent possible.
  • Avoid touching your face

This also means that we will concentrate our efforts as a team on:

  • Continuing to offer virtual instruction, and facilitate learning.
  • Continuing to offer essential services both to facilitate instruction and preserve the assets of our campus.
  • Continuing to serve those remaining on our campus in student housing.

Employees not identified to report to work by your supervisor should continue to work remotely. If you have any questions, contact your direct supervisor. And as always, for the most recent updates regarding COVID-19, please visit http://coronavirus.fullerton.edu/.

And finally, please also know that as Titans, we remain committed stewards of place and caring members of the greater Orange County and California community. Indeed, even as we navigate our obstacles and seek to support our immediate Titan Family, we are simultaneously exploring ways in which we, as a campus, might offer assistance and support to our valiant and caring first responders, health care workers, and others on the front lines of this fight. We will keep you posted as these plans materialize.

In the meantime, be kind, stay healthy, and know that we will get through this together and as one Titan Family.

Sincerely,

Fram Virjee
President