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Pepperdine Restoration Plan

Especially in these unprecedented times, Pepperdine's unwavering foundational commitments remain: the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values and the recognition that our students must be at the heart of the educational enterprise. All members of our community are highly valued, and their safety and well-being are of critical importance. To that end, this plan concentrates on safeguarding the health and safety of our community. We are a community filled with brilliant scholars and creative professionals, many of whom view their work as a ministry. Their collective effort and ingenuity, coupled with their genuine care for our students, will ensure the remarkable Pepperdine experience while taking prudent precautions for our community.

With comprehensive emergency preparation and a pandemic plan in place, Pepperdine is well-positioned to address and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as the virus hit the news, we activated our Emergency Operations Committee and the Infectious Disease Task Force, and immediately gathered a consultative team of experts to supplement our on-campus medical professionals. After navigating the initial outbreak and adapting to health restrictions, the University's Steering Team developed Pepperdine's restoration plan to return students to campus.

This plan is built upon research, benchmarking, industry guidance, and official mandates. Implementation will be tailored for each of our campuses in accordance with local public health guidance. To ensure a safe and elevated experience for our students, faculty, and staff, we will test, treat, trace, operate, separate, and clean when we welcome our community back to live and learn together. As facts continue to change, we will respond in a way that puts our students' and community's interest first, which may require us to make adjustments to this plan as needed. It will be implemented in a scalable fashion according to permitted campus use and on-campus population size.

Our Commitment to Deliver Excellence

What we do to keep our community safe is important, but how we do it will define this era in Pepperdine's history. Our truest identity will be represented when, guided by God, we faithfully execute these plans and deliver the highest standards of academic excellence while honoring our students as the heart of the institution. From out of this crisis, we will ascend together.