CSUF President Framrose Virjee announced on March 11 that the university would be moving to online instruction over the next month due do precautions against the coronavirus. While there have been no coronavirus cases in Fullerton, CSUF has joined numerous CSUs and UCs in taking these preventative measures.
As of March 12, there were 4 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Orange County, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
According to a press release issued by CSUF on March 11, voluntary virtual instruction began March 12, and effective Wednesday, March 25, CSUF will suspend all in-person and on-campus convening of classes until April 26th, 2020, with that date being subject to reassessment based on circumstances as they develop. During this time, faculty will teach all of their classes remotely through the use of the above-mentioned technology.
The campus will remain open during every phase of these precautionary efforts, and students continue to be welcome to utilize all on-campus amenities, including housing, food services, the Health Center, the library and CAPS. Concerned students are free to limit their physical engagement with the campus, but offices and buildings will remain open with uninterrupted operations; staff will continue to work on site.
Certain courses and activities, such as some performing arts and laboratory research, will continue to meet face-to-face with approval from the respective College’s dean. In these instances, social distancing accommodations will be implemented.