Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Information for Olivet University
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