University officials continue to monitor the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles and across the globe. This afternoon the president of the United States declared a national state of emergency in an effort to provide new resources to assist in the fight against COVID-19 at the local, state, and national level. In challenging times of great uncertainty, Pepperdine remains committed to assisting our students, faculty, and staff.
Community members are encouraged to take the following actions to stay informed and protect their health:
- Visit Pepperdine’s COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness website, which includes information about the University’s monitoring and response to COVID-19 as well as FAQs for community members and students at each school.
- Be aware of the University’s interim protocols, such as Interim Travel Restrictions for the Pepperdine community and Interim Restrictions for Campus Visitors, developed to protect the health and well-being of the campus community.
- Evaluate and discuss dependent care needs with supervisors according to the University’s Interim Telecommuting Exceptions protocol.
- Review the CDC’s recommendations for practicing healthy habits to prevent the spread of illness.
The latest information can be found on the University’s COVID-19 website and Emergency Information Page. Additional information and regular updates about COVID-19 can be found on the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health websites.