COVID-19 Community Update – March 26

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The EOC continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 developments on our University and to pray for our community and University leaders as they care for the needs of students, faculty, and staff adjusting to a remote learning and work environment. 

The EOC learned yesterday that a graduate student from the West Los Angeles Campus tested positive for COVID-19. The student is currently recovering in isolation at home, and the University has notified all individuals identified to have been in close contact with the student.

The University has recently become aware of the practice of “Zoombombing” where unwanted participants enter a Zoom meeting room and screen-share, speak, and/or write using images, gestures, or language that are explicit or offensive. Behavior of this nature from any community member is prohibited by the University, and those using Zoom video conferencing are encouraged to safeguard their online meetings from these practices. Pepperdine’s Information Technology has sent an email to all faculty, staff, and students providing further guidance to prevent Zoombombing.

The University will continue to keep the community informed on COVID-19 developments as new information becomes available. The latest updates can be found on the University’s COVID-19 website and Emergency Information Page.