Update to Stay at Home Order
Dear Cal Lutheran Community,
As discussed in the KNOW email of January 5, 2021, on December 29, 2020 state officials extended a regional stay-at-home order indefinitely until such time that ICU capacity and capacity projections for respective regions return to 15%. As also discussed in that email, campus officials instructed supervisors to keep on-site staffing levels at minimal levels and prepare to offer classrooms instruction remotely until January 18.
Based on current conditions of the two geographic regions in which the campuses of Cal Lutheran sit (Southern California and Bay Area), the cabinet has decided to extend minimal staffing and virtual learning at all campuses at least until February 5, 2021. In the event that conditions improve dramatically before that time, the University Provost will provide timely instruction to faculty who are scheduled to use the outdoor classrooms.
As we continue to navigate the road ahead, please be aware that residential students arrive on January 15 and 18; and classes commence on January 20. As these important dates approach, we need to be sure that student-facing offices are staffed at the level necessary to meet the needs of on-campus students and perform assignments that are most efficiently handled on-site. As previously communicated, supervisors have been empowered to identify which campus-specific tasks need to be addressed and by whom. Toward this end, supervisors will craft on-site work schedules that ensure that tasks are assumed by the minimal number of on-site employees needed to complete the work and staff the office.
Regarding virtual learning, faculty may use indoor classrooms, labs, or studios or their campus offices to deliver classes as long as they are alone in that space. Faculty are asked to request an appropriate room through their respective Dean, unless they are planning to use their office.
Employees whose job responsibilities must be performed from campus will continue to report to work.
Finally, all employees are asked to review and electronically sign the spring 2021 revisions to the Campus Compact before returning to work on campus. This will be made available to employees as they log into MyCLU.
We remain committed to restoring in-person classes outdoors and eventually indoors in the spring semester, and we do see signs of optimism such as the almost 900,000 vaccines that have been distributed in the State of California to date.
Please contact me regarding any questions.
Ryan Van Ommeren
Director, Emergency Operations Center
Associate VP, Operations and Planning
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