CHICO, Calif. – Chico State is moving to online courses for the remainder of the spring semester, including finals week, Chico State spokesperson, Sean Murphy announced Wednesday.
“The seriousness of the situation continues to escalate, and its imperative Chico State further reduce the number of students and employees on campus or unnecessarily returning to Butte County to help bring the pandemic under control. We understand that Chico and Butte County may implement shelter-in-place measures that could have implications beyond what we have outlined below.”
Murphy released specific details on other significant changes include the following:
- “Beginning March 25, all instruction will take place online or in alternative formats until the end of the semester. No in-person classes, labs, or studio or field-based instruction will take place—this includes all final exams. We are asking students not to return to campus.
- The majority of staff will transition to work off-site starting March 23. The campus is not closed but on-campus staff will be reduced to the minimum required to provide limited essential services. “Essential services” include such functions as building operations, grounds, maintenance, security, and animal and lab maintenance.
- Other business operations will continue to be available through phone, video conference, or email. Campus facilities, such as Meriam Library, computer labs, and the Wildcat Recreation Center will be closed.
- The majority of residence halls will not reopen after spring break. Residents will receive a separate, detailed communication but students with no other housing options will be accommodated. Prorated refunds for room and meal charges will be available.
- Commencement ceremonies in May have been postponed. Rescheduled dates have not yet been set.”
Murphy said to look for communication from your professors regarding further details regarding your courses. All Student Affairs services, including academic advising and financial aid, will be available in alternative delivery methods, CLICK HERE
IT Support Services will provide technology support, including laptop loans and virtual technology assistance. CLICK HERE
If you do not have off-campus access to the Internet, resources are available, CLICK HERE
University Housing residents will be emailed shortly with details regarding assistance with alternate accommodations and retrieval of belongings.
All employees will be paid their normal rate of pay for normal hours assigned, as they will be telecommuting, working on-site, with social distancing, or on paid administrative leave until further notice.
Student employees should contact their supervisors before coming to campus. Until further notice, non-represented student employees will be paid the normal rate of pay for normal hours assigned through April 4.
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