CNU Coronavirus Information

CNU is committed to the safety and well-being of our community.


Updated: June 22 , 2020

Message to Campus Community on COVID-19

California Northstate University has been hard at work preparing the campus for the return of students.. 

Our top priority is to ensure the health and well-being of all who are on campus. The letter attached will review items about ventilation, building improvements, face masks, classroom strategies implemented, lobby/hallway strategies implemented, informational posters, thermal imaging, janitorial service, cafeteria use and counseling services.

CNU is continually monitoring the situation and updating information based on California’s State Guidelines. We are constantly working to improve our facilities to make sure all feel protected when on campus.

Strategies for In-person Classes


Updated: April 2nd, 2020

Message to Campus Community on COVID-19

CNU administration would like to keep you updated on the most recent installation to our HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system that has just been completed at both the Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova campuses. The new system installed is called Global Plasma Solutions (GPS) which is a particle reduction, odor reduction, pathogen reduction and energy saving system. This system will help ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

How the Process Works

During the GPS cleaning process the NPBI (Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization) which generate ions by splitting moisture (water molecules) in the air. The ions steal away hydrogen from the pathogens, leaving them to die, and leaving us with clean air.

How it Works in the Building

The circulating air in the building returns back through the intake vents then goes through the installed GPS system. As the air stream passes through the GPS units, it creates a high concentration of + and – ions. As the air stream continues
the ions attach to the particles, pathogens and gas molecules in which those ions kill the pathogen. The ions then breakdown the harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) into harmless compounds. The end result is clean air being distributed back to the building.

testing summary 

Sincerely,
CNU Administration


Updated: March 13th, 2020

Message to Campus Community on COVID-19

Dear California Northstate University Community,

As an update to our last communication on Sunday, March 8th, we continue to have zero confirmed cases of students or employees with COVID-19 at either the Elk Grove Campus or the Rancho Cordova Campus.

CNU is taking all the appropriate measures and will continue to follow the guidance of the California Department of Public Health and county agencies. CNU is monitoring the situation very closely and will continue to provide updates to our campus community via email with any new relevant information. We currently do not plan to cancel classes or suspend operations. In the event that CNU does, we have been preparing alternate means for students to attend lectures via an online modality.

CNU has been working diligently in preparation in the event that campus closes to continue to provide classes via an online modality. All programs have been updating and providing training to all their faculty and staff members on how to properly upload recorded lectures and PowerPoints, provide live lectures where students and faculty can interact in current time, as well as provide test and quizzes. Our Information Technology team has been hard at work configuring and increasing the data storage along with integrating multiple different platforms of online learning for our students. CNU will be using platforms such as Zoom in addition to our current Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas and Big Blue Button.

Each of our programs offered here at CNU are tailored slightly differently depending on the program. For that reason each program will send out announcements to the students on the exact means of online learning and what each student will need to do to continue their education.
For those students returning from Spring Break or just starting Spring Break we urge you to be mindful and if you are feeling sick or starting to feel symptoms please stay home and contact your Dean/Dean of Academic Affairs and let them know.

As a reminder CNU has increased the janitorial services to provide more sanitization to surfaces, improving the ventilation system, as well as providing more sanitization wipes in the commonly shared spaces such as the classrooms and library.

In the meantime, please practice daily preventive care:
• Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water (especially after touching common surfaces)
• Stay at home if you are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
• Maintain at least a 6-feet distance from anyone sneezing or coughing
• Follow good respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue immediately)

If you plan to travel anytime soon please check travel advisories when planning travel to ensure that you protect yourself and our CNU community.
To our CNU students out on clerkships please make sure to take extra precautions at your healthcare rotation sites and follow any guidelines they are requesting. If any student or employee has come in contact or interacted with a COVID-19 positive patients please notify CNU as soon as possible.

To our CNU faculty and staff we urge you to suspend all non-essential travel plans.

For the latest updates and current information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the CDC COVID-19 Summary page.

For a more information please visit WHO, Q & A on Coronaviruses.

Sincerely,
CNU Administration


Updated: March 8th, 2020

Message to Campus Community on COVID-19

Dear California Northstate University Community,

The health and safety of California Northstate University’s students, faculty, and staff continue to be our top priority. As an update to our last communication on Friday, February 28th, we continue to have zero confirmed cases of students or employees with COVID-19 at either the Elk Grove Campus or the Rancho Cordova Campus.

CNU is taking all the appropriate measures and will continue to follow the guidance of the California Department of Public Health and county agencies. CNU is monitoring the situation very closely and will continue to provide updates to our campus community via email with any new relevant information. We currently do not plan to cancel classes or suspend operations. In the event that CNU does, we have been preparing alternate means for students to attend lectures via an online modality.

CNU understands that there may be a great amount of concern, but please rest assured that the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our number one priority. As a precaution CNU has increased the janitorial services to provide more sanitization to surfaces, improving the ventilation system, as well as providing more sanitization wipes in the commonly shared spaces such as the classrooms and library.

In the meantime, please practice daily preventive care:
• Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water (especially after touching common surfaces)
• Stay at home if you are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
• Maintain at least a 3-feet distance from anyone sneezing or coughing
• Follow good respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue immediately)

If you plan to travel anytime soon please check travel advisories when planning travel to ensure that you protect yourself and our CNU community.

To our CNU students out on clerkships please make sure to take extra precautions at your healthcare rotation sites and follow any guidelines they are requesting. If any student or employee has come in contact or interacted with a COVID-19 positive patients please notify CNU as soon as possible.

For the latest updates and current information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the CDC COVID-19 Summary page.

For a more information please visit WHO, Q & A on Coronaviruses.

Sincerely,
CNU Administration


Updated 11:49 a.m. February 28, 2020:

Message to Campus Community on COVID-19

Dear California Northstate University Community,

CNU is vigilantly monitoring and responding to new information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which was declared a global health emergency and has triggered travel and quarantine measures. CNU is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of the CNU community and visitors.

As an additional precautionary measure, daily disinfection practices are being implemented at both the Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova campuses.

Additionally, all students and employees who may be experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) are advised to stay at home.

Many may be wondering about the status of classes and campus operations both in Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova campuses. We are not planning to cancel, suspend, or modify operations at this time, and will follow the guidance of Sacramento County and the California Department of Public health, as needs arise. In the event that there is a need for modification to our current operations, CNU will notify you of these changes.

CNU understands that there may be a great amount of concern, but please rest assured that the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our number one priority.

In the meantime, please practice daily preventive care:
• Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water (especially after touching common surfaces)
• Stay at home if you are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
• Maintain at least a 3-feet distance from anyone sneezing or coughing
• Follow good respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing and dispose of the tissue immediately)

Due to recent outbreaks in various countries, please check travel advisories when planning travel to ensure that you protect yourself and our CNU community.

To our CNU students out on clerkships please make sure to take extra precautions at your healthcare rotation sites. If any student or employee has come in contact or interacted with a COVID-19 positive patients please notify CNU as soon as possible.

For the latest updates and current information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the CDC COVID-19 Summary page.

For a more information please visit WHO, Q & A on Coronaviruses.

Sincerely,
CNU Administration