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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 if 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*

12

Student Cases

10

Employee Cases

2

On-Campus Cases

9

Off-Campus Cases

3

Exposure Notifications**

4

Since 7/1/21


Cases*

132

Student Cases

100

Employee Cases

32

On-Campus Cases

105

Off-Campus Cases

27

Exposure Notifications**

56

Since 1/3/21


Cases*

68

Student Cases

36

Employee Cases

32

On-Campus Cases

33

Off-Campus Cases

35

Exposure Notifications**

20

Since 8/1/20


Cases*

260

Student Cases

181

Employee Cases

79

On-Campus Cases

165

Off-Campus Cases

95

Exposure Notifications**

93

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.


Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

15

Positivity Rate

4.8%

Total Cases Reported

1,287,831

Updated: 7/27/21
Source: covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard


Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

8.2

Positivity Rate

6.4%

Total Cases Reported

262,524

Updated: 7/27/21
Source: covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard


Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

11.9

Positivity Rate

5.4%

Total Cases Reported

3,920,910

Updated: 7/27/21
Source: covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard


Cases Per Day
(Per 100k Residents)

17.1

Positivity Rate

7.61%

Total Cases Reported

34,589,719

Updated: 7/27/21
Source: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker

 



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, 2020. Classes transitioned to remote alternative instruction the week of March 16, 2020, 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, 2020, 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: As of March 12, 2021, all on-campus events remain suspended except for limited in-person outdoor worship services coordinated through Student Affairs, the Hub for Spiritual Life, the University Church of Christ, and/or Student Activities which cannot be conducted virtually and have been approved by Student Affairs.
  • University Travel: As of March 12, 2021, all University international and domestic travel for employees remains suspended.
  • Campus Visitors: Restricted access to campus to essential personnel to support the remaining campus population.