Cal U is taking action in response to the spreading outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a respiratory illness. Our campus does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the virus at this time, but Cal U is planning for the future with consideration for the health and safety of our students, our employees, and the communities where we live and work.
Cal U's plan for resuming in-person classes and on-campus operations aligns with the
State System of Higher Education's Fall 2020 Framework.
Review previous messages to the campus community about Cal U’s pandemic response.
To protect the well-being of our University community, no in-person University events will be held on campus during the summer term. All summer classes will be delivered online or via distance learning. See our Summer College schedule.
The FAQ for Students has answers to many of the questions students may have. Family members who have questions may call the Cal U Information Hotline at 724-938-5600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
It’s important for you to have timely, accurate information about the illness and how Cal U is responding. As the situation evolves, this webpage will be updated with current, accurate information pertaining to Cal U. Please check back regularly so you can stay informed.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STAY WELL?
There is no vaccine or anti-viral treatment for COVID-19. To reduce your risk of becoming ill, the CDC recommends these commonsense measures:
- Stay home when you are sick. Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Use a regular cleaning spray or wipes to clean and disinfect surfaces you touch frequently, such as doorknobs, keyboards, computer mice, cellphones, etc.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19
CARES ACT FUNDS
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security program (CARES) Act provides institutions like Cal U with federal funds to offer emergency aid “to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To be considered for these funds, degree-seeking students must have been enrolled in a face-to-face, on-campus academic program, have filed a 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have met other eligibility guidelines.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Studying or working from home? Check our these helpful resources:
- UTech Tutorials
- Library at Your Service
- Staying Active
- Keep Career Goals on Track
- Maximizing Your Health During the Pandemic
Use your Cal U login and password to read the University’s 2020 Pandemic Response Plan and unit/department plans for responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.