Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

March 10—COVID-19 Update

There are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Butte County. Classes will continue to take place in person until further notice.

Chico State continues to closely monitor the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation in partnership with local and state health officials, and has contingency plans in place should the virus directly impact campus. We appreciate everyone’s patience, calm, and support as we assess and respond appropriately.

There are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Butte County. While the potential for the virus in Butte County is concerning, the immediate risk to Chico State remains low. The University will update the campus immediately if the situation changes.

With an increased need for communication, the University will send daily emails to inform students, faculty, and staff of the latest news and updates. Our COVID-19 Info webpage is also updated multiple times a day.

COVID-19 Updates for March 10, 2020 

Educational Continuity

With support and guidance from Butte County Public Health and the Chancellor’s Office, classes will continue to take place in person until further notice. We continue to balance the safety of our campus with fulfilling our mission and ensuring educational continuity for our students, but we have plans in place to transition to online learning if necessary. 

Butte County Declares Proactive Health Emergency

On Friday, March 6, Butte County declared a local public health emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Local health officials underscore that the proclamation was a proactive measure to help the county expedite planning and provide additional resources to help limit the spread of the virus should the need arise.

University Proactively Establishes COVID-19 Recovery Spaces

In the event residence hall students need to be isolated, the University has designated parts of Konkow Hall as COVID-19 recovery space. We are working with the hall’s current residents to make the transition as easy as possible, find alternate on-campus housing that meets their needs, and assist with relocation. Chico State is exceptionally grateful to Konkow Hall residents for their above-and-beyond sacrifice. They’re stepping up to keep campus safe and ensure the continuity of education for their Wildcat peers should the need arise.

Enhanced Cleaning & Disinfecting

In an effort to prevent the spread of germs, Chico State has implemented enhanced cleaning protocols across campus to ensure high-traffic areas like classrooms, dining areas, and student housing are thoroughly disinfected. Elevated cleaning is also carried out on commonly used surfaces like doorknobs and push bars, light switches, and classroom desktops.

Additionally, the University has expanded the distribution and placement of hand and surface sanitizers throughout campus, especially in common areas, and continues to remind everyone of common illness-prevention practices they can personally take.

On-Campus Events

At this time, Chico State is not restricting events or gatherings on campus. With guidance from local, state, and federal health officials, the University continues to monitor COVID-19 and is ready to cancel events immediately if needed.

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