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COVID-19 University Updates

The University will report major University actions decided by the Emergency Operations Committee and any new reported cases of COVID-19 within the community as information becomes available. The University will continue to provide periodic updates on this webpage as new COVID-19 cases are reported. This count should not be considered comprehensive due to the University's significant reliance upon self-reporting and the quickly changing nature of the outbreak.

Pepperdine COVID-19 Dashboard

 

Cases*

35

Student Cases

20

Employee Cases

15

On-Campus Cases

17

Off-Campus Cases

18

Exposure Notifications**

15

Since 8/1/20

 

Cases*

82

Student Cases

54

Employee Cases

28

On-Campus Cases

35

Off-Campus Cases

47

Exposure Notifications**

28

Since 3/16/20


*Total number of reported cases of COVID-19 for Pepperdine students, faculty and staff who reside in the Los Angeles area and beyond. The University has received the reports of positive COVID-19 test results either through testing at the Student Health Center or self-reports of those tested elsewhere, or reports of presumed positive cases.

**Total number of reported cases prompting a potential exposure notification from the University to other members within the community. Pepperdine officials, working closely with the Student Health Center and public health officials, notified those in the Pepperdine community who may have had close contact or potential exposure with the infected individuals and asked them to quarantine for 14 days and monitor their symptoms.


Weekly cases are updated as new cases are reported. If no new cases are reported during a week, charts will be updated the following Tuesday.

 

County Risk Level

WIDESPREAD

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed

Adjusted Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

16

Positivity Rate

6.6%

Total Cases Reported

374,134

Updated: 11/24/20
Source: covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard

 

County Risk Level

WIDESPREAD

Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed

Adjusted Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

17.2

Positivity Rate

6.8%

Total Cases Reported

71,935 

Updated: 11/24/20
Source: covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard

 

Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

24.9

 

Positivity Rate

 

6.2%

 

Total Cases Reported

 

1,143,362

 

Updated: 11/24/20
Source: covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard

 

Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

52.3

 

Positivity Rate

 

7.8%

 

Total Cases Reported

 

12,333,452

 

Updated: 11/24/20
Source: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker


Los Angeles County remains in the most restrictive tier (purple) of the state's Blueprint for a Safe Economy color-coded system that tracks COVID-19 trends and determines business reopenings. Once the state allows institutes of higher education to begin reopening, their local counties must also sign-off on the reopening. L.A. County's protocol for reopening institutes of higher education only allows for remote instruction at this time. Updates to county, state, and national data are made each Tuesday.



University Actions

At this time, and in accordance with county and state orders, the University has taken a number of actions including:

  • Academic Instruction: All Pepperdine in-person classes ended on Friday, March 13. Classes transitioned to remote alternative instruction the week of March 16 and are currently continuing online.
  • International Programs: Pepperdine suspended all Seaver College international programs through the fall 2020 semester. Additional information for the spring 2021 semester will be shared as it becomes available.
  • Campus Population: Effective March 17, Pepperdine transitioned to a critical support personnel model where departments will work remotely except for essential tasks that must be handled on-site to support the reduced on-campus student population.
  • Events: All on-campus events have been suspended through November 30, 2020, except for limited in-person outdoor worship services coordinated through Student Affairs, the Chaplain's Office, and/or the University Church of Christ.
  • University Travel: All University international and domestic travel for employees has been suspended through November 30, 2020.
  • Campus Visitors: Restricted access to campus to essential personnel to support the remaining campus population.