Campus Ready Update

December 14, 2020 - 10:18am

In this message: Spring Academic Schedule Updated; Density on Campus to be Reduced; New Smart Phone Tool Designed to Slow the Spread of COVID-19; California State University Anticipates Return to In-Person Coursework for Fall 2021 Term; Humboldt County Remains in the Purple Tier; What to do When you Fail the Wellness Self-check

To keep the campus community informed, Humboldt State University will regularly send this e-newsletter with recent updates about HSU’s Fall semester, Spring semester, and highlights of important current or new guidelines. 

This information reflects the ongoing work and decision making of the Emergency Operations Center, Focused Instructional Transition Team, Advanced Planning Team, and the President’s Administrative Team— the groups tasked with creating guidelines and procedures for campus operations during the pandemic. Find comprehensive information about pandemic planning, preparedness, and operations at the HSU Campus Ready Website.

Social Responsibility

HSU looks very different this semester to keep everyone safe and to support the success of our students. Check out these videos for a reminder.

Spring Academic Schedule Updated, Number of Employees Approved to Work on Campus will Reduce

A surge in cases in Humboldt County and California has led the California State University Chancellor’s Office and Governor to institute new restrictions and recommendations to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. In response, the Spring 2021 academic schedule has been adjusted and further steps are being taken to reduce the density of people on campus. In addition, a new housing move-in date has been announced. Read full details about the Spring Semester here. 

New Smart Phone Tool Designed to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Humboldt State University and the CSU encourage you to consider using CA Notify, a free smartphone app designed to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The app is a private, anonymous, and secure tool that does not collect location data from any device and never shares user identities. Read more about the app here. 

California State University Anticipates Return to In-Person Coursework for Fall 2021 Term

In keeping with previous efforts to provide current and prospective students and families with information, clarity and time to plan, the CSU has announced that it is planning for an anticipated return to delivering courses primarily in-person starting with the Fall 2021 term. See more information about the decision here. 

Humboldt County Remains in Purple Tier

Humboldt County Public Health (HCPH) has announced that the county has moved into the purple pandemic tier. Community risk level is considered widespread at this level and new restrictions will be in place. Read about new County restrictions here. 

The most substantial effect of the purple tier is that Humboldt County is now under the state’s Limited Stay-at-Home Order. This order requires residents to refrain from gathering with non-household members and stop any non-essential activities between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Members of the same household may leave their home during this time as long as they do not interact with other households, and activities related to “the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure” are exempt, according to the state’s order. 
Travel and quarantine restrictions remain in place. See more details here. 

What to do When you Fail the Wellness Self-check

Each day before coming to campus, everyone, including students, is required to do a wellness self-check—another measure to prevent the spread of illness. If you have any of the listed symptoms that are uncommon for you (for example, many people have allergies and may have some of those symptoms regularly), please do not come to campus and follow the appropriate guidelines

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