December 18, 2020
TO: Campus Community
FR: Karen Moranski, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Joyce Lopes, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
We want to thank the Sonoma State Continuity Planning Group for their continued planning for the Spring 2021 semester. In light of the current wave of increased cases of COVID-19 and the state-mandated Stay Home order, we have made the following decisions about possible adjustments to the Spring 2021 plan in an effort to further protect the health and safety of our community.
- The academic calendar will remain the same with classes starting on Monday, January 25, 2021 and ending on May 14, 2021.
- Spring Break (March 22-26) will also remain the same.
- ALL classes will be remote with no in-person instruction during the semester’s first week (January 25-29) and the week immediately following Spring Break (March 29-April 2)
- Students planning to live in the campus residence halls may return to campus as scheduled.
- Students should get tested for COVID-19 within 3 days prior to returning to campus both at the beginning of the semester and after Spring Break. Test results can be uploaded to your My Health Portal. Do not return to campus if you have a positive test or symptoms.
- Students who live on campus or have classes on campus should complete the daily wellness screening 24 hours before returning to campus after breaks.
- Between January 2 and January 25*, faculty or staff who need to visit campus to collect materials from their offices (or to visit service-based offices like the IT Help Desk, Shipping and Receiving, or Library for contactless pick-up) can request access using the short-term visit form.
- Faculty who have research or lab access needs between January 2 and January 25* should request access using the short-term visit form.
* Please note that during the state’s Stay Home order, currently ordered through January 9, short-term visit requests will be evaluated based on mandatory activities standards.
Thank you for your attention to these guidelines and for the many ways that you contribute to the Sonoma State community. We wish you good health over the holidays and look forward to a safe and happy 2021.