CSU leadership has convened a task force of university emergency response and health experts to review the university’s pandemic plan. We are working diligently to ensure that our plan accommodates the needs of our students, faculty and staff and that follows CDC recommendations.
This includes planning strategies to:
- Protect the health of our students, faculty and staff by minimizing the spread of illness
- Identify critical roles and responsibilities that must be performed
- Identify a clear process and responsibility for decision making
- Mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our students’ ability to attend classes, our faculty’s ability to teach or conduct research, or our staff’s ability to come to work
- Address business continuity to minimize disruption and identify triggers and thresholds for actions
The University has a “Pandemic Severity Level” guide that determines the pandemic level and actions associated with each level. Currently the tool is based on illness and absenteeism rates, which trigger different actions in the various stages of the pandemic. The goal is to protect the health and well being of our students, faculty and staff while maintaining critical services during the event.