In-person classes will resume for the fall semester. | COVID-19 News & Information

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Tier-Based Activities Guidelines

The University's Tier-Based Activities Guidelines outline what activities and campus uses will be allowed according to the state's COVID-19 tiers.


Updated: June 15, 20201

The University's Tier-Based Activities Guidelines were retired on June 15 in conjunction with the retirement of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The document links in the original announcement have been removed to avoid confusion. Questions may be directed to

Announced: March 12, 2021, 8 a.m.

The University developed color-coded Tier-Based Activities Guidelines to outline what activities and campus uses will be allowed according to the state's COVID-19 tiers. As our community moves through risk tiers, the guidelines show what activities can resume, such as indoor study spaces, use of campus facilities, scheduling events, extracurricular activities, research, and travel.

The guidelines are based on recommendations for institutions of higher education by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of California, and Butte County Public Health Department. They serve as an outline for allowable activities and uses on our campus but should not be viewed as an exhaustive list and will be continually re-evaluated as restrictions and requirements are modified.

While Butte County remains in any COVID-19 tier, approval and review of the activities/uses are required. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will work with each vice president and dean during the approval process regarding requested activities/uses. The guidelines outline the maximum allowance by tier and category, and final approval will be based on the priority of health and safety for all students, faculty, and staff. 

The document is linked on the Campus Facilities and Operations page.