Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update for March 11

March 11 daily updates include an overview of the class cancellation, information about domestic and international travel, as well as spring break travel guidance, and our handshake-free campus.

Cancellation of In-Person Classes March 13–24

To prepare to move to online instruction, should it become necessary in the future, Chico Stateis canceling all in-person classes Friday, March 13, through Tuesday, March 24, which includes the previously scheduled spring break from March 16–20. Fully online courses will continue as usual—they are NOT canceled during this period. This cancellation of in-person classes will afford faculty time to make necessary preparations for delivering in non-face-to-face formats after spring break if transitioning to alternative formats becomes necessary due to COVID-19-related health concerns.Classes will resume in-person on Wednesday, March 25. If the situation changes, we will notify you immediately.

Campus is NOT closing. University offices and services such as the library, student services, and health services will remain open for business as usual. Staff, MPP, and student employees should report to work during this period as scheduled. 

Domestic and International Travel

Following the Chancellor’s Office guidance, the President has directed our campus and our auxiliary organizations to suspend all international and non-essential domestic travel through May 31, 2020.D (PDF)efinition (PDF)of essential travel (PDF) (pdf). Future travel, including summer and fall 2020, will be determined as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We know that this may result in cancellation fees that cannot be refunded, and the campus will assist with budgetary support. Travel for athletic events will be evaluated under separate guidelines.

Spring Break Travel Guidance

We know students and employees will be traveling to other parts of California, the country, and the world over spring break. In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the University strongly recommends individuals reconsider non-essential spring break travel:

Handshake-Free Campus

Signs have been posted around campus asking people to hold off on handshakes. A wave, an elbow bump, or other greeting are great alternatives to traditional etiquette, and no one should take offense at this sensible step to prevent illness. 

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