Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update for March 12

March 12 daily updates include ongoing services during spring break, policy on campus events, the suspension of athletic events and spring break travel guidance.


Reminder: Cancellation of In-Person Classes March 13–24

Chico Statehas canceled all in-person classes Friday, March 13, through Tuesday, March 24, which includes the previously scheduled spring break from March 16–20, to prepare prepare to move to online instruction if necessary in the future. Fully online courses are NOT canceled during this period. Classes will resume in-person on Wednesday, March 25. If the situation changes, we will notify you immediately.

Ongoing Services Available During Spring Break

To ensure the continuation of vital University operations and services—such as the library, health services, technology, and student housing and dining—campus will remain OPEN for regular business during the cancellation. Staff, MPP, and student employees should report to work as scheduled.

  • Student Housing

    • While we are planning for all contingencies, residence halls and most dining services will continue normal operations during spring break. As with every year, some halls are closed during spring break. Please visit the Housing website(opens in new window) for additional spring break information or call 530-898-6325.

  • Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry(opens in new window)

    • The pantry will remain open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and by appointment by calling 530-898-4098.

  • Employee Resources

Campus Events

Following directives from the California Department of Public Health—and to ensure the continued health of students, faculty, staff, and the greater community—the University continues to assess all large events. This includes events with 100 or more guests on or off campus, indoor or outdoor that host any combination of students, staff, faculty, or public attendees.

Through at least April 12, events hosted by the following have been canceled

    • Chico Performances

    • North State Symphony

    • School of the Arts

    • Book in Common

A list of additional canceled events can be found by visiting the University Box Office website(opens in new window) ("Ticketed Events" section).For questions about specific events, please contact the event host directly.

Events occurring after April 12 will be reviewed in the coming weeks; we'll keep you updated. At this time, no decisions have been made in regard to Commencement in May.

Athletic Events

In accordance with the California Collegiate Athletic Association, which announced a conference-wide suspension Thursday afternoon, all University athletic events have been suspended until further notice. In addition to the cancellation of the intercollegiate athletics, all recreational sports, intramural, and sport club programs are also canceled for spring 2020.

Spring Break Travel Guidance

With the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, we are echoing the advice of local and state public health experts in strongly recommending that individuals reconsider planned travel, especially non-essential, to international locations and to COVID-19 hotspots in the United States, including California(opens in new window)Staying locally may be the safest option, for you and those you care about.Should you continue with your current travel plans, please review the "Spring Break Travel Guidance" update for recommendations.