Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

George Fox is monitoring the international and domestic response to the coronavirus and has taken proactive steps to ensure campus safety. We are extending remote instruction of traditional undergraduate courses through the spring semester and are asking all students to move out of their residence halls to permanent homes.

Beginning Monday, March 23, many employees are working remotely while still keeping the university operational. Most offices on campus are physically closed and now offer customer service in ways that eliminate or minimize face-to-face contact.

All campus events are canceled through the end of the spring semester. For admissions-related activities, please contact the admissions office.

The George Fox Student Emergency Fund

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The George Fox Student Emergency Fund will provide one-time financial assistance to students who have experienced an unexpected financial hardship due to the coronavirus and its impact on the university. Financial assistance may be available for expenses related to housing, distance learning, or loss of an off-campus job. To apply, please fill out this form. Questions can be directed to studentlife@georgefox.edu

Updates

Bruins,

I know you have eagerly awaited news of Commencement while other changes have swirled through campus. It is with much sadness I announce we will not hold Commencement on campus on Saturday, May 2. Recent government decisions and their impact on large gatherings forced us to cancel this very important celebration. However, we are working on plans for a different type of event, but any decisions will be dictated by how the situation evolves in the coming weeks and months.

You have dedicated years to your academic studies in preparation for your launch into the world of work. You’ve been challenged, you’ve risen to the occasion and you deserve to be recognized for your excellent work. For your professors, watching the students who have shared their classrooms and their hearts transform into thoughtful and mature adults is an unspeakable joy. Celebrating your hard work and academic achievements at Commencement with your friends and family is one of the best parts of the year. I can assure you that all of us are disappointed at this turn of events.

Know that it is our desire and intention to celebrate each of you and your hard work as a George Fox Bruin. We've set up a Survey Form to collect your ideas (please send them!) and will share decisions related to the event as we have them. In the meantime, be reminded that all of your professors are still working and are available to connect with you. They are praying for you and are here to support you, as am I.

“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” -- Lamentations 3:21-23

Sincerely,
Linda Samek, Provost

George Fox Community,

Today, George Fox University was informed that a traditional undergraduate student tested positive for COVID-19. Given the rapidly evolving situation, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and Oregon Health Authority have provided Oregon colleges and universities with guidelines regarding the communication of positive cases. At this time, these agencies are not allowing institutions to communicate details about individual cases. Instead, they require institutions to maintain confidentiality and ask that local public health departments communicate critical information about positive cases. Therefore, possible exposure to the virus will be communicated to you by the proper health authorities.

Given the current situation, we emphasize the importance of following the social distancing mandates issued by Governor Brown and ask members of our community to be diligent in doing their part to curb this infectious virus.

We recognize our inability to communicate specifics related to this positive case may cause frustration, and we appreciate your understanding as we adhere to the guidelines provided to us by our governing bodies. If you have questions, please reference the webpage with George Fox’s response to the coronavirus, which we continue to update. 

Sincerely,
Bill Buhrow, PsyD
Director, Health and Counseling Services
Dean of Student Services

Below is a message from Provost Samek:

Dear graduate and adult degree program students, faculty and staff,

These are uncertain times, and although we know that most of our graduate students’ learning experiences have now moved to a remote delivery format, we are thinking of you and want to answer any questions you might have.

The latest state and national guidance points to the likely continuation of remote learning through at least the next six weeks. Exceptions are determined program by program, where small groups, often connected to clinical settings, are guided by accreditation requirements. We hope to continue offering a rich learning experience while balancing the health and safety needs of our entire community.

We will continue to update this page and any questions you have can be directed to health@georgefox.edu. Our Portland Center and Newberg offices remain open with minimal staffing. 

In times like these, I am grateful for a Christ-centered community that cares for and supports one another and will continue to do so. The safety and well-being of our students and employees remains our top priority and we will continue to notify you as we receive new information.

Sincerely,
Linda Samek, Provost

Dear George Fox community,

These are extraordinary times. I’m grateful to share with you that, as of today, we have no known cases of COVID-19 within the George Fox community. I am also thankful for our university community, which has remained patient and understanding through this new and unknown territory. As you know, we have outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to serving our students at all times. I pray daily for the well-being of each and every one of our students and their families, and for our faculty and staff. The health and safety of the George Fox community is our No. 1 priority.

The landscape around the coronavirus outbreak changes quickly, both locally and nationally. In light of new state and federal guidance issued just yesterday, we are taking additional proactive steps to ensure the continued safety of our students and employees. As of Tuesday, March 17, George Fox University will take the following actions:

  1. We are extending remote instruction to the end of the spring semester. There are some experiences, required by accreditation guidelines, which must be completed in person for graduation (clinical placements, for example). At all times, programs that require meeting in person will follow strict health care guidelines by practicing social distancing and maintaining minimal personal contact. 

  2. We are encouraging students to move out of their residence halls and return to their permanent homes. We will leave university housing open for students who have limited options or must fulfill other academic requirements on campus. We encourage commuting if necessary and possible. The dining hall will remain open with limited service. We will have a housing check-out system posted on the residential life website by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. We are exploring options for potential adjustments to room and meal-plan charges and will communicate those as soon as they are finalized. 

  3. Office staff will determine an effective rotation schedule with their supervisors to ensure office services remain open with minimal employee presence on campus. Employees are encouraged, where their job duties allow, to work from home. Please communicate with your supervisor to confirm your work arrangements. Please see the employee FAQ on this page.  

  4. All campus events are canceled through the end of the spring semester, with a decision on commencement being made by Friday, April 3. For admissions-related activities, please contact the admissions office.

There are many questions that naturally remain outstanding, and we will address as many as possible in the coming weeks. We will update this page as decisions are made, so please continue to check here to find answers to any questions you may have.

It is important to note, due to our understanding of the exponential spread of COVID-19, that someone in our community likely will become infected with the virus, though we are doing our best to prevent that from happening. If it does occur, we will follow best practices and work to ensure the virus’s impact is limited and that the individual(s) affected are brought back to health. Whoever remains on our campus will be served by people who love them and have their best interest at heart. 

I want to acknowledge our mutual disappointment at this turn of events. Our campus feels incomplete with classrooms empty and many students already returned home. In this time of distance, remember that we’re all Bruins. And as such, we are connected to each other and care for each other even when far away. Keep learning and keep growing. I am praying for you today and every day.

Let me leave you with Paul’s encouragement to the Christians serving at Philippi: 

“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-8.

Yours in Christ,
Robin Baker, President

Dear Newberg students, parents, faculty and staff,

George Fox University continues to have zero confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), although the Oregon Health Authority has announced Yamhill County has a (presumably unrelated) case. We are in daily contact with Yamhill County Public Health, and we have been informed they will notify us if they become aware we have a confirmed case on the Newberg campus.

The Oregon Health Authority and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission have issued new guidelines for universities regarding sharing information about student health involving coronavirus. Under these new guidelines, information about students with a confirmed case of coronavirus will be communicated by the local public health agency (Yamhill County Public Health for the Newberg campus, Washington County Department of Health and Human Services for Portland Center, Marion County Public Health for the Salem site, and Deschutes County Public Health for Redmond site).

These new guidelines restrict our ability to share personal student health information, including symptoms, test status or test results. Any sharing of information must come from the public health agency or the individual. We realize this may be frustrating to our whole community, especially those with health concerns and those in close contact with others who have health concerns. We believe anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed case will be notified by public health officials. 

We will continue to update this page with whatever public information is available. Please direct any questions to health@georgefox.edu.

We know these are uncertain times, but we are a Christ-centered community that cares for and supports one another, and we will continue to do so. The safety and well-being of our students and employees remains our top priority and we will continue to update you as we receive new information.

Sincerely,
Brad Lau, Vice President for Student Life

Good Afternoon,

Yesterday’s announcement from Governor Brown announcing all K-12 schools will close from March 16 - March 31 will likely cause additional challenges for employees who have school-aged children. With seven work days added to spring break, working parents may be challenged with childcare issues and need to remain home with their children. We have students to serve on campus and the university remains open. We encourage employees who are well and able to come to work to do so.

If an employee needs to remain home due to childcare concerns please use the following guidelines for decisions regarding work and paid time off. 

  • If the employee can effectively work from home, they may do so with supervisor and VP approval.

    • Supervisors can work with IT to ensure employees are equipped to work from home if approved.   

  • If an employee cannot effectively work from home and needs to be excused from regular responsibilities, they may take sick time followed by vacation time to remain home.  

  • For employees who do not have sick and vacation balances sufficient to cover the time off needed, which includes new employees who do not yet have eligibility to use paid time off;

    • Due to this extraordinary situation, the university will temporarily allow employees to borrow from future accruals.  Sick balances may go into the negative and be replenished by future accruals or; 

    • Employees may opt to take unpaid time off

    • Please accurately report all time off throughout the George Fox University Timekeeping system.  IT is working on system adjustments to accommodate these guidelines and will have the capability available soon.

While the university is a family-friendly environment, bringing children to work due to school closure or illness is not appropriate.

Because COVID-19 remains a rapidly developing situation, you can check George Fox’s coronavirus response page regularly, as well as advisories and warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Employee FAQs page is regularly updated with new information. For questions related to employee time off or pay while off please contact Benefit and Leave Administrator Aga Luptak or Director Nichole Drew.

Thank you for your hard work in this uncertain time.

Stay well,
Nichole Drew, Executive Director - Human Resources

Dear Students and Faculty,

As President Baker noted in his email yesterday, traditional undergraduate students will have a break from in-person classes a week earlier (March 16-20) than planned. Our intent is to create space and a safer environment during heightened concerns regarding the coronavirus.

There are a few things that need to be clarified:

  • Today's classes will run through 5 p.m.
  • There may not be a complete break from academic work in the coming week (March 16-20) for all students. You may find that one or more of your classes will have assignments posted in FoxTALE, or you may have online exams you need to complete. Continue to check your email. Course requirements must be completed and faculty will be the arbiters of the assignments and their timing.
  • We anticipate most residential students will return to campus Sunday, March 29, unless they feel uncomfortable doing so or have compromised medical conditions.  
  • Where possible, remote delivery will continue at least through April 10. Some classes may be unable to accommodate full remote delivery and we will encourage social distancing. We will be assessing the situation to determine if we need to extend that date. 
  • Bon Appetit will continue to serve in Canyon Commons through at least noon Saturday, March 21. Unless there is a change, dining service will resume at noon on March 29. 

We will keep the Coronavirus Response Website updated.

You may send questions to health@georgefox.edu or to me at lsamek@georgefox.edu

Thank you,
Linda Samek, Provost

Dear undergraduate students, families, faculty and staff,

George Fox University is committed to reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19, while appropriately continuing the essential activities of teaching and learning.

Effective Friday, March 13, George Fox will move to a higher level of response that continues the essential operations of the university, but seeks to reduce the frequency of interactions among students, faculty, staff and visitors.

In taking these steps, we remain mindful and informed by the public health guidance of our local county health departments, the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC.

As of March 13, we are making the following adjustments:

  • Spring break for traditional undergraduates will begin one week early and will run March 14-29.
  • Classes will be held March 13 and professors will be available in their classrooms for student questions.
  • Some classes may require some online exams or assignments the week of March 16-20.
  • Most undergraduate classes and activities will be delivered remotely from March 30 through at least April 10. Where remote teaching is difficult (e.g. lab experiences), maximum social distancing measures will be utilized. An alternative to in-person work will still be provided for those who cannot attend in person. Professors will be in contact with students to clarify changes. The semester will finish on our normal schedule.
  • George Fox residence halls, facilities and administrative operations will remain open through the semester. Students who wish to stay in residence halls over the originally scheduled spring break (March 21-29) need to fill out the Spring Break Housing Application in the Housing and Community Life Portal. 
  • Athletic events are suspended until further notice, but teams will be allowed to continue scrimmages and practices.
  • Until further notice, non-essential George Fox-sponsored events of more than 50 attendees will be canceled or postponed. Any event with fewer than 50 attendees will be held with maximum social distancing.
  • No decisions have been made on graduation ceremonies.
  • All university-related international travel, including Juniors Abroad, is suspended until June 1. For employees, domestic university-related travel must be approved by the vice president of the division based upon risk assessment.  
  • Graduate and Adult Degree Program faculty, staff and students will receive separate communication.
  • All community members are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations for steps to prevent illness.

We recognize these actions will prompt many questions and cause disruption. Because COVID-19 remains a rapidly developing situation, it is important to check this page regularly, as well as advisories and warnings from the U.S. Department of State and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prior to finalizing personal travel plans and undertaking travel.

The current crisis might seem unprecedented, but actually the country faced a similar crisis in November of 1918. The Spanish influenza spread throughout the world shortly after the end of World War I. Cultures and economies were negatively impacted. George Fox College decided to close for four weeks and compact the winter term.

At the time, students expressed in The Crescent that they were concerned about the work they would miss. One student put it this way: “No matter what way it is decided to make up the time, it rests on us (students) to do the work, and it is we that receive the benefit or loss from such work. Let us give our hearty cooperation in any way that seems best, for if we do not make up the lost time we have lost something that will make all our future harder for us.”  

In 2020 we face a new influenza challenge, and we are taking similar action. We are making these changes for the safety of all involved and preparing to “make up for lost work” by using technology that will ensure that students achieve the expected outcomes. We will continue to deliver on our educational mission. It is important that we remain a united community. 

Thank you for your understanding and your continued work to keep the George Fox community safe and healthy. Questions can be directed to health@georgefox.edu.

Sincerely,
Robin Baker, President

Estimados estudiantes subgraduados, familias, personal docente y demás personal:

La universidad de George Fox se compromete a reducir los riesgos y el esparcimiento de COVID-19, mientras continúan las actividades esenciales de enseñar y aprender de forma apropiada.

A partir del viernes, 13 de marzo, George Fox entrará en una etapa de operaciones de nivel más elevado que continúa las operaciones esenciales de la universidad, pero procurando reducir la frecuencia de interacciones entre estudiantes, personal docente y demás personal, y visitas.  

Al tomar estos pasos, estamos atentos a y nos informamos de las instrucciones para la salud pública emitidas por nuestros departamentos de salud del condado local, por la Oregon Health Authority y el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades.

A partir del 13 de marzo, tomaremos los siguientes pasos:

  • Las vacaciones de primavera para los estudiantes subgraduados tradicionales comenzarán una semana antes y serán del 14-29 de marzo.
  • Habrá clases el 13 de marzo y los profesores estarán disponibles en sus aulas para responder a preguntas de los estudiantes.
  • Algunas clases pueden requerir tareas o pruebas hechas en línea la semana del 16-20 de marzo.
  • Se llevará a cabo la mayoría de clases y actividades subgraduadas en modo virtual desde el 30 de marzo hasta por lo menos el 10 de abril. En casos cuya enseñanza en modo virtual es difícil (por ejemplo, en caso de cursos de laboratorio), se usarán medidas para mantener una distancia social máxima recomendada. Se le proveerá una alternativa al trabajo presencial para los que no puedan asistir en persona.  Los profesores estarán en contacto con los estudiantes para aclarar los cambios. El semestre seguirá el horario normal para finalizar.
  • Las residencias estudiantiles, instalaciones y operaciones administrativas de George Fox seguirán abiertas a lo largo del semestre.  Los estudiantes que deseen quedarse en las residencias estudiantiles durante el periodo original de vacaciones de primavera (21-29 marzo) deberán completar la solicitud de vivienda durante las vacaciones de primavera que se encuentra en la página web de la vida estudiantil: Housing and Community Life Portal. 
  • Se suspenden los eventos atléticos hasta nuevo aviso, pero se les permitirá a los equipos entrenarse y podrán competir dentro del mismo equipo.
  • Hasta nuevo aviso, los eventos no esenciales patrocinados por George Fox de más de 50 personas en asistencia serán cancelados o suspendidos. Cualquier evento con menos de 50 presentes se llevará a cabo con medidas de distancia máxima social.
  • Aun no se han tomado decisiones sobre las ceremonias de graduación.
  • Se suspende todo viaje internacional relacionado con la universidad, incluyendo el programa Juniors Abroad, hasta el 1 de junio. Viajes domésticos hechos por empleados en trabajo relacionado con la universidad deben ser aprobados por el vicepresidente de su división, basado en una evaluación de los riesgos.
  • Se les enviará un comunicado separado a los profesores, al personal y a los estudiantes de programas de posgrado y de títulos de Adultos.
  • Se le anima a todo miembro de la comunidad seguir las recomendaciones del CDC para prevenir la enfermedad.

Reconocemos que estas acciones provocarán muchas preguntas y causarán interrupciones.  Ya que la situación de COVID-19 está evolucionando rápidamente, es importante que vuelvan a visitar esta página con frecuencia, y también que sigan los comunicados y consejos del U.S. Department of State y los Centers for Disease Control and Prevention antes de embarcar en viajes personales.

La crisis actual puede parecer sin precedente, pero en realidad, el país se enfrentó a una crisis similar en noviembre del 1918. La influenza española se esparció por todo el mundo poco después del final de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Tuvo un impacto negativo en las culturas y las economías. George Fox College decidió cerrarse por cuatro semanas y acortar el semestre de invierno.

En aquel entonces, los estudiantes expresaron sus preocupaciones sobre el trabajo que iban a perder en el periódico The Crescent. Un estudiante lo expresó de esta manera: “No importa la forma en que se decida reponer el tiempo, la responsabilidad es nuestra (los estudiantes) de hacer el trabajo, y somos nosotros los que recibimos los beneficios o sufrimos las pérdidas de hacer o dejar de hacer el trabajo. Cooperemos con ánimo en cualquier manera que parezca apta, porque si no reponemos el tiempo perdido, habremos perdido algo que dificultará nuestro futuro”.

En 2020 nos enfrentamos a un nuevo reto de influenza y estamos tomando una acción similar.  Hacemos estos cambios por la seguridad de todos los involucrados y nos preparamos para “reponer trabajo perdido” con el uso de la tecnología que asegurará que los estudiantes logren los objetivos deseados. Seguiremos cumpliendo con nuestra misión educativa.  Es importante que sigamos siendo una comunidad unida.  

Gracias por su comprensión y su trabajo continuo de mantener la comunidad de George Fox segura y sana. Pueden enviar preguntas al health@georgefox.edu.

Atentamente,
Robin Baker, President

Dear Graduate and Adult Degree Students,

George Fox University is committed to reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19, while appropriately continuing the essential activities of teaching and learning. We are moving to a higher level of response that continues the essential operations of the university, but seeks to reduce the frequency of interactions among students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Our offices will remain open through the semester, but graduate and Adult Degree Programs have been encouraged to provide options for remote instruction where possible. We realize some in-person instruction may continue. However, students will not be penalized for missing class due to coronavirus-related issues. Your professors will be communicating any changes in your instruction, but feel free to reach out to faculty and program directors with any questions you may have.

Other changes or items you should be aware of:

  • Until further notice, non-essential George Fox-sponsored events of more than 50 attendees will be canceled or postponed. Any event with fewer than 50 attendees will be held with maximum social distancing.
  • No decisions have been made on graduation ceremonies.
  • All university-related international travel is suspended until June 1.
  • All community members are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations for steps to prevent illness.

I recognize these actions will prompt many questions and cause disruption. Because COVID-19 remains a rapidly developing situation, you can check George Fox’s coronavirus response page regularly, as well as advisories and warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Questions can be directed to health@georgefox.edu.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,
Robin Baker, President

A Call to be Strong and Courageous

President Baker shares a message of encouragement for students after in-person classes were canceled.

If you have ideas for how we can offer you the best student experience possible while operating in a remote-learning environment, please fill out our survey form. We are eager to hear from you.

COVID-19 Precaution & Safety

It is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and which has now been detected in multiple locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

For confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death, depending on the age and health condition of the patient. Symptoms are similar to the common cold and flu viruses and can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

According to multiple reports, 80 percent of cases have been mild, with symptoms that require little or no medical intervention.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet)
  • Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. 

Source: CDC website Español

For more perspective you may wish to view these data visualizations.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following:

  • It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
  • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95 percent alcohol. It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Because older adults and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe disease, people in these groups should discuss travel with a healthcare provider and consider postponing nonessential travel.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
  • Avoid contact with sick people and stay home if you yourself are sick.

Source: CDC website Español

Do not panic. This is cold and influenza season and students and employees often feel ill at this time of year. We encourage you to seek medical care if symptoms become extreme. Oregon health officials recommend calling your doctor prior to arriving at a hospital. Call 911 if you are having difficulty breathing. As with other illnesses, the CDC recommends staying home and avoiding public areas. 

The student should immediately alert the Health and Counseling Center and should not wait for results of the test before alerting staff.

  • Email: hcc@georgefox.edu
  • Phone: 503-554-2340

If a student or employee has confirmed COVID-19, they should follow the CDC’s recommendations.  

  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Wear a facemask
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
  • Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing)
  • Stay at home except to get medical care

Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.

Possible exposure to the virus will be communicated to you by the proper health authorities. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and Oregon Health Authority have mandated that the university cannot communicate details about individual cases. Instead, they require institutions to maintain confidentiality and ask that local public health departments communicate critical information about positive cases. At the request of students or employees who test positive, George Fox will assist in contacting individuals who are identified as close contacts or at risk.

George Fox encourages students and employees to use hand sanitizers. Multiple hand-sanitizing stations have been recently placed throughout campus. Students and employees are reminded to wash their hands thoroughly and often during the day, particularly before eating and after using the bathroom.  

At this point, protective masks are not recommended for students and educators, although anyone with concerns may feel free to do so. The university strongly encourages temporarily enforcing social distancing (increasing space between individuals), avoiding handshakes and self-isolation for sick individuals.

Hand sanitizer is being placed in areas with high public interaction (reception areas, help desks, etc.), and other areas as needed. It will also be placed in residence hall lobbies and in the Canyon Commons dining hall.
The CDC has not issued this as required guidance. If you would like to wear a mask, please do so. Please follow all instructions and practice regular, healthy hygiene habits as well.

Newberg Campus

Residence halls are deep cleaned twice a week, and all high-touch surfaces are being disinfected at least once per day. This includes main entries, all common areas, elevators, hand rails and restrooms. Bon Appetit staff have increased their cleaning to three to four times a day and are changing out serving utensils at least once per meal and wiping down salt and pepper shakers, and condiments.


Portland Center

Our cleaning company is disinfecting high-touch areas with a more acidic cleaner, including door handles, front and rear entrance door handles, conference rooms, restroom handles, elevator buttons, stairwell handrails, and reception counters. Each of these areas is sprayed and left wet for a few minutes, allowing the product to attack and kill any virus on these surfaces. Restrooms have been cleaned this way and will continue to be.

No. Do not stigmatize people because of their ethnicity or race. People – including those of Asian descent – who have not recently been in an area of ongoing spread of COVID-19 or been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 are not at greater risk of acquiring and spreading COVID-19 than other Americans.

  • Viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds.
  • People from affected countries that live in the U.S. may be worried or anxious about friends and relatives who are living in the region. Facing stigma can make fear and anxiety worsen. Social support during this outbreak can help them cope.
In an environment of fear some individuals may regrettably turn toward racial or ethnic stereotypes. Worse, ethnic harassment or bullying exacerbates hatred, harms students, and is never justified. These incidents can create a climate of misunderstanding and fear. This hurts all of us.

According to the CDC, anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 should follow these 10 steps:

  1. Stay home except to get medical care
  2. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  3. Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  4. Wear a facemask
  5. Cover your coughs and sneezes
  6. Clean your hands often
  7. Avoid sharing personal household items
  8. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
  9. Monitor your symptoms
  10. Discontinuing home isolation in consultation with healthcare providers and state/local health departments.
The university will share updates through official school channels, including email, and if necessary, text messaging. We encourage you to read the Daily Bruin or return to this page for accurate information.

Academics & Remote Delivery

Yes! We've pulled numerous resources together along with information about student services, which you can access here: https://www.georgefox.edu/academics/study-from-home.html
The Newberg campus remains open for essential operations only. All classes are being delivered in a remote format. Students can work with professors to make arrangements for classroom use if other exceptions are needed.

The Newberg campus remains open for essential operations only. Many buildings will be closed and classrooms inaccessible, but exceptions will be made for students who require access to labs, the Maker Space and other hands-on learning spaces. Students can work with professors or Academic Affairs to make arrangements for classroom use if other exceptions are needed.

Yes, the ARC will be offering consultations via Zoom. And while in-person appointments are not available until further notice, the ARC will offer online appointments beginning Monday, March 30.

In an effort to continue to support you, the ARC will be posting beneficial resources in the Daily Bruin throughout the rest of the semester. Be sure to check that forum frequently for these helpful tools.

Check back here in the days ahead for more tutoring and help session information as it becomes available. If you have questions about academic support, contact Julia James in the ARC at jjames@georgefox.edu.

 

Our academic leaders are working to finalize specific policies for this unique situation. Accrediting agencies often provide special dispensation for exceptional situations such as this.
Comcast is offering 60 days of free service to students displaced by COVID-19 for remote teaching access. Visit internetessentials.com.

Food, Housing and Work-Study

Updates

Students,

We are honored that this campus has been home to you and deeply want you to always feel welcome here. However, with classes moving to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, we believe it is best for you to move out of your residence space by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. We realize this timing might not work well for you, but please fill out the Spring 2020 Check-Out Form anyway and notify us of your situation. We will offer adjustments to room and meal-plan charges and will communicate those as soon as they are finalized.

What should I do now?

All residential students must complete the 2020 Spring Check-Out Form in your Housing Portal. This form has more information about your express check-out process and different move-out options. If you have storage questions, please contact your Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator.

What if I need to stay on campus due to extenuating circumstances?

If you do not have alternative permanent housing options, you must complete the Spring 2020 Housing Form by noon on Friday, March 20, to apply for continued on-campus residence. A decision will be made and communicated to you by 3 p.m. that same day. Any student approved to stay in campus housing beyond March 28 will likely be relocated on-campus and must understand food services will be scaled down significantly.

We are profoundly sad about this turn of events and stand with you as you figure out your next steps. For more information pertaining to housing, visit housing.georgefox.edu.

Kayin Griffith, Director of University Housing

Questions

A housing and meal plan account credit for April applies to students who move their belongings off campus or into storage by March 28 and officially complete the 2020 Spring Housing Check-Out form. Exceptions will be made for students who are no longer on campus but who, due to their unique circumstances, have been approved by University Housing to officially check out in April. 

Credits for Juniors Abroad trips that were canceled have been applied to student accounts. Semester Abroad credits should be applied by March 29.

Once all anticipated credits are applied to the account, students will receive an email from the student accounts office addressing their situation.

A “credit” is paid to the student’s account, reducing the student’s costs to the university.
A “refund” is possible when all charges and anticipated charges have been covered. A “refund” may be paid “out” to the student, either by direct deposit or by check.

These credits are not limited in what they can pay and will generally be applied to the account in the following order: They will pay your spring bill first, then they will cover summer, and, lastly, they will be held for next fall term.

For our graduates who will not be attending summer or fall, refunds will be automatic this spring. You will receive an email from the student accounts office confirming where your account credit was applied.

Housing

$875  

Meal Plan

$675: 20-meal plan
$600: 14-meal plan
$545: 10-meal plan
$545: 10-meal no flex
$400: 7-meal with flex
$275: 75 block

There is no adjustment for flex points.

Juniors Abroad and Study Abroad

The amount credited is dependent upon the trip and/or program and will be reflected in the student's account once processed.

The Bridge Cafe will be open March 22-29 (spring break) for lunch and dinner, and will accept cash sales as well as flex points (only though March 27), but not the meal plan. Beginning March 30, Bon Appetit will offer two meals a day (lunch and dinner) to all students who are approved for April housing. More detailed information regarding the meal plan and breakfast pickup will be provided to impacted students by Friday, March 27.

If students remain on campus and need financial assistance, they should contact the student life office at studentlife@georgefox.edu. The Bruin Community Pantry remains open with limited hours.

Students who remain in on-campus housing will receive communication from student life about what to expect regarding food services.

All meal plans have ended as of March 21 after lunch service, unless a student has received approval to remain in housing for the month of April. Meal plans will be prorated for the month of April.
A housing and meal plan account credit for April applies to students who move their belongings off-campus or into storage and officially complete the 2020 Spring Housing Check-Out form through the housing portal. Exceptions will be made for students who are no longer on campus but who, due to their unique circumstances, have been approved by University Housing to officially check out in April.
No, if students remain on campus, there will not be a credit for housing or meal plan charges.

Yes, the university will continue to have student employment positions available for students with and without Federal Work-Study. Because most offices are physically closed, students who live in Oregon may work remotely as their job allows. Students who continue to work on campus should strictly follow social distancing protocols. Students should contact their immediate supervisor to determine whether or not a job is still available in its on-campus form. If a student’s work-study role is no longer viable due to limited campus operations, they can seek new positions by contacting hr@georgefox.edu.

No. Workstudy policies will remain in place and students may continue to work up to the number of hours on their offer letter.
Students may also choose not to work and will be excused from their shift, but will not be paid for missed time. All students with employment should communicate their plans to their supervisors.
If a student’s position becomes unavailable, but the student still wishes to work, please contact hr@georgefox.edu for alternative work assignment options (e.g., students working with Bon Appetit, students working at off-site locations that close, etc.)
All students need to check out of their on-campus housing by March 28 unless they have been approved for April housing. The application deadline to live on campus in April has passed. Students approved to remain on campus will be spread throughout campus to honor the "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign from the Oregon governor's office.

All residential students must complete the Spring 2020 Check-Out Form in the Housing Portal. This form has more information about your express check-out process. Please remember a student is not officially checked out until University Housing receives their key. If you have storage questions, please text or call the Residence Life duty phone (503-476-5179).

COVID-19 is highly transmissible between those who share spaces. We are asking students to move out of on-campus housing in an effort to slow the spread of the virus for the sake of those in our communities and families who are at high risk due to underlying health conditions. By practicing social distancing, we are helping those most vulnerable to stay safe.

Absolutely! We understand that some students won’t be able to return to campus on this timeline and will need to enlist the help of others. Please fill out the 2020 Spring Check-Out Form and select the “April” option so University Housing can communicate with you to set up a check-out time and determine who will enter the residence hall on your behalf.

First, fill out the 2020 Spring Check-Out Form and select the mid-April check-out option. Once you know the date when you will be available to check out of University Housing, please contact them. They will work with you to get you access into your room to remove items.

All testing is provided at hospitals and medical centers. If you exhibit symptoms congruent with the coronavirus, please call your healthcare provider and the Health and Counseling Center to determine next steps.

This is cold and influenza season, and students and employees often feel ill at this time of year. If you do not have all three symptoms of coronavirus, we encourage you to treat your illness as a typical illness and seek medical care if symptoms become extreme. RAs/ACs have disposable thermometers that are available for student use.

Parents & Families

Updates will be made regularly to the Health and Counseling Services website. That is the best place to see up-to-date information. In addition, we will send communication directly to parents’ email accounts so they’re aware of how their students are being supported at George Fox.

The Oregon Health Authority and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission have issued new guidelines for universities regarding sharing information about student health involving coronavirus. Under these new guidelines, information about students with a confirmed case of coronavirus will be communicated by the local public health agency (Yamhill County Public Health for the Newberg campus). 

These new guidelines restrict our ability to share personal student health information, including symptoms, test status or test results. Any sharing of information must come from the public health agency or the individual. We believe anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed case will be notified by public health officials.

At the request of a student or employee who has tested positive, George Fox will assist with informing those who have been in close contact.

Graduate & Adult Degree Students

In most instances, graduate and adult degree programs will be conducted through remote learning. We realize some in-person instruction may continue, and social distancing measures will be used in those instances. However, students will not be penalized for missing class due to coronavirus-related issues. Students should contact their program directors with questions. Please note the Portland Center is moving to a locked building format with card access for employees. 

In light of recent events, we regret to announce that on-campus commencement festivities scheduled for this spring have been canceled. In lieu of our traditional ceremonies, the university is working on alternative plans to honor graduates.

Campus Facilities, Events & Services

All campus events are canceled through the end of the spring semester, including commencement. For admissions-related activities, please contact the admissions office.
As of Wednesday, March 25, at 5 p.m.:
  • All buildings on campus will be locked, with card access only to employees.
  • All labs and other workspaces will be closed to students with the possible exceptions of a few healthcare-related programs. Music practice rooms, art facilities and the 24/7 library space are closed to students.
  • Canyon Commons will be accessible with cards only during limited hours for students living on campus to access food service.

The Office for Spiritual Life knows these past two weeks, and the several weeks ahead, are full of unknowns as you finish the semester remotely. We believe spiritual formation is something that is always important, especially in trying times like we are currently experiencing. 

In light of the changes to the semester, and the many changes that have already occurred, the university has decided to waive any remaining chapel credits you have left. You will see this reflected on your MyGeorgeFox account by Tuesday, March 24. Here is a short video explanation. 

Our office is still producing content for you, and we just launched a new podcast called The SpiLCast, which can be found on Spotify. Also, please follow our Instagram (@gfuspil) and Facebook page (George Fox SpiL) for updates as we continue sharing the spiritual formation content we're creating for you. 

We would love to meet with you via Zoom, FaceTime, or another digital way - please let us know! (spirituallife@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2320)

The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) is shifting to using telemedicine for the remainder of the semester after spring break.

Counseling: Counseling services (for students residing in OR, CA, CO, AZ, DC, DE, FL, MN, MO, NC, NH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT) will be available for both current clients and new clients using an online, HIPPA compliant, telemedicine platform.

  • Counselors will be in touch with their current clients to assist in helping them get this set up.
  • Students who would like to establish counseling should call the HCC at 503-554-2340 to request counseling (beginning March 30).
  • We are working with other states to see if we can obtain permission to provide counseling to students residing in states not listed above.

Medical: The HCC will have an advice nurse to assist with any medical questions you might have. We can help you determine the best course of action for your illnesses and injuries and can direct you to other providers (where you’re living) as needed. 

  • Students who want to consult with about a current medical condition should call the HCC at 503-554-2340 to speak with the advice nurse beginning March 30.
  • Prescription refills will continue for those who are current patients. If you need a refill, contact the HCC at 503-554-2340.

Libraries are fully online. If you need to check out a Chromebook or other physical items, send an email to circadmin@georgefox.edu to make arrangements to get the items you need.

Due dates for all items are automatically being extended through at least May 1. Updates and more information about services are available on our webpage.

Yes. Institutional Technology will continue to operate and provide support to all campus constituents during the university’s regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Our Service Desk will be open with essential staffing for basic in-person service. Phone and email support services also will continue without interruption.  

Remote support is possible in most cases, so we recommend you call the Service Desk first to see if issues can be resolved before visiting the desk in person. If you plan to bring university-owned hardware in for service, please contact us ahead of time at servicedesk@georgefox.edu.

During these uncertain times, we want you to know that we are still here for those of you who need assistance. However, we want to be wise in our efforts to serve you so we are modifying our programs under the Bruin Community Pantry.

Please take note of the following information regarding the Bruin Community Pantry.

Food Bank in Roberts Center: The food bank will remain open during the following hours:

  • Monday: 8-10 a.m. & 4-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 4-5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 4-5 p.m.

If you need additional assistance, please email bruincommunitypantry@georgefox.edu.

Hospitality Tables: All hospitality tables are closed until further notice. This includes tables in student life, the Intercultural Resource Center, spiritual life, and the Duke Athletic Center.

Leftovers Program: Due to health concerns with this program, the Leftovers program will be suspended until this health crisis is over. 

If at any time you need resources to food, please email bruincommunitypantry@georgefox.edu.

Updates will be posted on the Bruin Community Pantry website and delivered through the Daily Bruin.

The Northwest Conference has made the decision to suspend all Northwest Conference spring sport competitions and NWC championship events, effective immediately, until further notice. 

This decision has been made in consultation with our President’s Council and member institutions in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and in the interest of the health and safety of our student-athletes, campus personnel, working and event personnel, and all those who attend Northwest Conference events.

For more information on athletics, view athletics COVID-19 FAQ and response.

The Hadlock Student Center is closed with a tentative reopening slated for Monday, April 13, depending on developments in the coming weeks. Additional information will be posted on the HSC webpage and through university resources.

During the closure, HSC staff will look to deliver alternative fitness options for the George Fox community through an online format or in an outdoor environment, with adequate consideration for social distancing. Efforts will also be made to thoroughly sanitize the facility in preparation for reopening.

We encourage everyone to practice healthy lifestyles as normal routines are disrupted by COVID-19. Get outside, eat well, laugh and enjoy the company of loved ones.

Until further notice, the Bruin Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Please call the store at 503-554-2540 to set up an appointment time.

Here are a few things that we are doing to help our customers stay home and stay safe:
  • Shipping is free for all online orders, with no minimum purchase, and we are shipping orders out daily.
  • We are cleaning and quarantining all rental books that are being checked back in, and they are not being put out for sale immediately.
  • We will have a few racks of professional clothing, from The Closet Project, set up in the store for appointments as well. At this time, those purchases are still cash only, and we are taking extra precautions regarding all cash handling.
  • All leftover T-shirts from The Closet Project pop-up that were 100 percent cotton were donated to those who were making masks for the local hospitals. Nearly 90 T-shirts were donated, and many have already been sewn into masks and re-donated to our medical community. 
We will be providing updates via The Daily Bruin and on Instagram (@the_bruin_store).
During this challenging time, the IDEA Center is still available to support you in every way we can.
The following guidelines will be implemented through the rest of the spring semester.
  • There will be no drop-in hours held for CAP Coaches to reduce the amount of in-person contact.
  • All CAP Coach and Career Coach appointments will be held via phone call or on a virtual platform (e.g., Zoom). The staff member you are meeting with will email you to confirm the medium for your appointment with additional instructions.
  • CAP Coaches are available during spring break (March 23-26 for phone/virtual appointments, and via email).

We also have many resources to assist you during this time:

  • You can view the 2020-21 course offerings here.
  • If you are trying to enroll in a course with missing prerequisites or a time conflict, use this form.
  • Use course plans as a guide to stay on track with your major.
  • See your remaining requirements by looking at your Advisement Report. From your student homepage, select the icon for “Academic Progress,” then click on “My Academic Requirements.”
  • Having difficulty navigating MyGeorgeFox? This video shows how to enroll in courses for 2020-21.

We recognize the urgency of your needs and how these decisions affect you. Again, we are still available to support you. Thank you for your understanding and continued work to keep our community’s health and safety as the top priority.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our office at 503-554-2330 or idea@georgefox.edu. If any of the above information changes, we will make sure to inform you to the best of our abilities.

Yes. Mail Services is open our regular hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., which includes service-window hours for those picking up packages.

The adjacent room for sending packages out will be open as needed. Please be sure to have all outgoing packages brought to Mail Services no later than 2:15 p.m. 

The students who remain on campus will have card access to Klages from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the purpose of checking their mail. Students who are staying locally or want access to their mail in Klages or Roberts will need to call Campus Public Safety. The Beebe post office will be unlocked and accessible between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

We are working on plans for a different type of event, but any decisions will be dictated by how the situation evolves in the coming weeks and months. George Fox WILL hold an in-person commencement event at some point in the future for our undergraduate students and any graduate students who wish to take part. While we don’t yet know how soon that will be, we are committed to celebrating your accomplishments and this very important tradition.

Employees

HR has issued guidelines for remote employment. (Requires login with George Fox account to view.)

Please accurately report all time off throughout the George Fox University Timekeeping system. For employees without sufficient sick or vacation balances to cover the time off needed (including new employees), the university will temporarily allow employees to borrow from future accruals, meaning their accounts will go into the negative and be replenished as they accrue time off. 

In your timesheet, log any time off you take related to COVID-19; you will see a leave type specifically related to COVID-19 and should choose that option if it applies. Please note: This does not imply you have tested positive for COVID-19; rather, it applies to any situation for which you are taking time off for COVID-19-related reasons. 

Please be aware that balances will be exhausted in the following order: accrued sick time and then accrued vacation time. After all paid leave time is exhausted, employees may choose to report sick time (which will be negative sick time) or leave without pay in timekeeping. This policy is in place until April 28.

Yes, individuals with certain underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of COVID-19 and individuals over the age of 60 may ask their supervisor and VP for approval to work remotely.

In the event remote work is not approved, employees in these populations may take paid leave. In your timesheet, log any time off you take related to COVID-19; you will see a leave type specifically related to COVID-19 and should choose that option if it applies. Please note: This does not imply you have tested positive for COVID-19; rather, it applies to any situation for which you are taking time off for COVID-19-related reasons.

Please be aware that balances will be exhausted in the following order: accrued sick time and then accrued vacation time. After all paid leave time is exhausted, employees may choose to report sick time (which will be negative sick time) or leave without pay in timekeeping. This policy is in place until April 28.

The news, and especially the uncertainty associated with the constantly changing situation, can feel very scary. The university has physically closed most offices and will offer customer service in ways that eliminate or minimize face-to-face contact. Please speak with your supervisor for additional details on how your team will operate. If you feel too anxious to perform your job functions as required, you may take paid leave. 

In your timesheet, log any time off you take related to COVID-19; you will see a leave type specifically related to COVID-19 and should choose that option if it applies. Please note: This does not imply you have tested positive for COVID-19; rather, it applies to any situation for which you are taking time off for COVID-19-related reasons.

Please be aware that balances will be exhausted in the following order: accrued sick time and then accrued vacation time. After all paid leave time is exhausted, employees may choose to report sick time (which will be negative sick time) or leave without pay in timekeeping. This policy is in place until April 28.

We understand how challenging the current climate is pertaining to COVID-19 and want to be sure you know about resources available to you through health coverage and the Employee Assistance Program. Our medical insurance plans offer remote consultation and counseling with medical professionals. You are always encouraged to speak with your supervisor and reach out to HR for support. If you feel too anxious to perform your job functions as required, you may take paid leave. 

In your timesheet, log any time off you take related to COVID-19; you will see a leave type specifically related to COVID-19 and should choose that option if it applies. Please note: This does not imply you have tested positive for COVID-19; rather, it applies to any situation for which you are taking time off for COVID-19-related reasons

Please be aware that balances will be exhausted in the following order: accrued sick time and then accrued vacation time. After all paid leave time is exhausted, employees may choose to report sick time (which will be negative sick time) or leave without pay in timekeeping. This policy is in place until April 28.

Yes, the university will continue to have student employment positions available for students with and without Federal Work-Study. Because most offices are physically closed, students who live in Oregon may work remotely as their job allows. Students who continue to work on campus should strictly follow social distancing protocols. Students will contact their immediate supervisor to determine whether or not a job is still available in its on-campus form. If a student’s work-study role is no longer viable due to limited campus operations, they can seek new positions by contacting hr@georgefox.edu.

If you are sick, you should stay home and use sick leave for days missed from work. If sick leave is exhausted, vacation would be used. If both are exhausted, the sick leave share may be available.
We have designated Dave Johnstone (Student Life) and Ed Gierok (Campus Public Safety) to enforce social distancing policies at the university. 

Employees with child care issues related to COVID-19 may take time off or request to work remotely. If an employee cannot effectively work from home and needs to be excused from regular responsibilities, they may utilize paid time off policies to remain home. 

In your timesheet, log any time off you take related to COVID-19; you will see a leave type specifically related to COVID-19 and should choose that option if it applies. Please note: This does not imply you have tested positive for COVID-19; rather, it applies to any situation for which you are taking time off for COVID-19-related reasons.

Please be aware that balances will be exhausted in the following order: accrued sick time and then accrued vacation time. After all paid leave time is exhausted, employees may choose to report sick time (which will be negative sick time) or leave without pay in timekeeping. This policy is in place until April 28.

No, you should not meet with anyone in person. All meetings should be conducted by remote methods.
No, all university-related international travel is banned through May 31. You may choose to personally travel internationally, but we strongly advise against it. If you do, please complete this form and observe any quarantine guidance when you return. Domestic travel related to George Fox must be approved on a trip-by-trip basis through the provost’s office or your VP. If you do travel out of state, be mindful of where outbreaks are occurring.

Stay Home, Save Lives Campaign

On Monday, March 23, Oregon's governor issued a  statewide order for citizens to stay home except when traveling for essential work, buying food and similar critical supplies, or returning to their own homes. 

As part of the "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign, the governor issued the following guidelines ...

Do:

  • Stay home as much as possible (kids, too)
  • Stay at least six feet away from others
  • Go out only for essentials (groceries, medical care)
  • Exercise outside (hiking, biking) only if you can be six feet apart from others
  • Have video and phone chats
  • Drop food off to neighbors who can't go out

Don't:

  • Gather in groups
  • Get together with friends (no drinks or dinners)
  • Have play dates for kids
  • Make unnecessary trips

For more information, view the Oregon Health Authority website.

Stay Home, Save Lives

George Fox Will Continue to Monitor, Assess and Communicate

We want to assure the campus community that senior university leadership, the Crisis Management Team and the International Risk Management Committee will continue to monitor this international health situation in a measured and proactive way, and will continue to communicate to campus as planning and decisions progress.

General questions about George Fox’s proactive response to the coronavirus may be directed to:

  • Bill Buhrow (hcc@georgefox.edu), dean of student services and director of the Health and Counseling Center

Questions related to college-related international travel may be directed to:

If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can call the state’s general information number 211, or visit the OHA’s website at healthoregon.org/coronavirus for the latest on the outbreak and investigation, and tips on ways you can protect yourself. You can also visit the CDC website at cdc.gov for the latest on the national and international developments, as well as additional resources for staying healthy.

For additional CDC resources and information on coronavirus, visit the CDC website Español.