Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information for Olivet University
UPDATE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-2023
Olivet University welcomes back students to a new academic year while adjusting campus protocols that are better aligned with the current public health conditions. COVID-19 vaccinations have been readily available as restrictions have been eased on public gatherings including face covering requirements and social distancing for vaccinated individuals. Olivet University will continue to monitor the developments during the pandemic and employ best practices in order to ensure safety for all Olivet University constituents.
INDOOR MASKING PROTOCOLS
With the beginning of Fall quarter, indoor masking will be encouraged but no longer required on campus. Masks and hand sanitizers will still be available to all Olivet University students and constituents on campus upon request to Student Affairs.
For those who have tested positive for COVID-19, Olivet University will follow CDC quarantine requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Individuals will be isolated or quarantined as per compliance to required procedures.
Last updated: August 2022
Best practices are encouraged to protect the health of everyone on campus.
- All eligible individuals are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine
- Unvaccinated individuals must wear masks while inside public buildings
- Social distancing and wearing masks are required for unvaccinated individuals
For students seeking to receive COVID-19 tests, they may contact OU’s Student Affairs Department for more information. Students may also contact CVS, urgent care, or primary care providers for asssitance.
Olivet University is monitoring the health conditions across its campuses. If a positive COVID-19 case does arise, OU will follow CDC quarantine requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Individuals will be isolated or quarantined as per compliance to required procedures.
OU constituents who plan to travel on and off campus may find more information below:
INFORMATION FOR TRAVEL
NON US CITIZEN
INFORMATION ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Last updated: April 1, 2020
In compliance to Riverside County Orders, Olivet University will be closed from March 15, 2020 through June 19, 2020, pending further order of the Public Health Officer.
The University will still be available via phone and email to address any questions. See below to view the original County Orders:
4/01/2020 Order to close all schools, community colleges, colleges and universities from March 16, 2020 through June 19, 2020.
More Information regarding the Closing of Schools can be found here.
To ensure the safety and health of students, faculty and staff at Olivet University during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, the school will continue monitoring the situation and follow the guidelines from county public health authorities.
To limit the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with the latest county policy, the following policies will be in effect.
- All the in-person classes will be suspended until April 30. During this period, students should participate in distance-learning via online platforms to continue make progress towards graduation.
- Chapel worship services and prayer meetings will be offered online. All other events, conferences, and social gatherings will be cancelled on campus.
- Winter quarter final exams, which starts from March 18 to 25, will be conducted remotely. Faculty should provide further instructions to students about the assessment format.
- Spring quarter will start on April 6 according to the academic calendar. All registration, course enrollment and instruction will take place ONLINE as scheduled.
- Residence halls, academic buildings, administrative offices and libraries will remain open for student needs and for the essential operations of the university. No more than 9 people should gather at one space and each person should maintain six feet of space from other people.
- The Dining Hall seating area will be closed but meals will still be provided for take-out only.
If you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, have been in close contact with a person with or suspected to have COVID-19 and are experiencing the below symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
As a precaution to protect healthy bodies from COVID-19, it is important that everyone on campus follow the most current guidelines:
- If over the last 2 weeks you have traveled to an area identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “Level 3 Travel Health Notice“, you should stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days following your return to the U.S.
- If someone becomes sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school or other people. Individuals who are ill should stay at home until symptoms resolve or for at least 24-hours after fever ends. Anyone recovering at home should contact their healthcare provider if symptoms do not improve or become more severe.
- Clean surfaces that are frequently touched – things such as shared desks, countertops, kitchen areas, electronics, and doorknobs.
- Avoid touching face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash hands frequently. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when handwashing by running water is not available.
- Cover cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve.
For more information on COVID19:
* Riverside University Health System, Public Health (https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus
* California Department of Public Health (https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
* California Department of Education (https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/coronavirus.asp
* U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (https://www.ice.gov/covid19
* New York State Department of Health (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
* New York Department of Education (http://www.nysed.gov