Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Update for March 16

March 12 daily update includes temporary telecommuting program information, directive for employees aged 65+ or individuals with chronic medical conditions, and the cancellation of Choose Chico.


Telecommuting Program for Qualifying Positions

Chico State instituted a voluntary and temporary telecommuting program today to further reduce the risk of potential COVID-19 transmission.Program details are laid out in our Temporary Telecommuting Program(opens in new window), which also covers student employees.All employees should speak with their managers if they wish to telecommute. Not all jobs are conducive to telecommuting, and not all requests can be accommodated.An Individualized Telecommuting Agreement (PDF) must be completed for each approved employee, and desktop computers can be taken home after filling out an off-campus use form(opens in new window).

We also encourage everyone to consider how social-distancing best practices can be implemented in physical workspaces. Additional FAQs can be found on the University’s COVID-19 News & Info website(opens in new window). While Chico State has implemented many mitigation measures based on guidance from public-health agencies, Cal-OSHA has not declared workplaces unsafe due to COVID-19.

Governor Newsom Directive for People 65+

Over the weekend, Governor Newsom directed everyone 65 and older, or individuals with serious chronic medical conditions (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, lung disease), topractice home-isolation until further notice.We encourage all faculty, staff, and students who meet this criteria to follow this directive and stay home. If you are not a candidate for the temporary telecommuting program as announced(opens in new window), administrative leave with pay, at an employee’s current rateand normally scheduled hours, may be available.

Employees are encouraged to contact Human Resources at extension 6771 with any questions. We anticipate a high call volume, so please be patient and know a response will be provided as quickly as possible.

Choose Chico Canceled

After careful consideration, and in accordance with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the University has decided to cancel the annual Choose Chico event on April 4. Additional updated guidelines for other campus events and news of cancellations will be forthcoming.