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Coronavirus Information for the Brandman Community

April 15, 2020 by Brandman University
Here, you will find answers to frequently asked questions related to Brandman University’s response to COVID-19. We are instituting temporary emergency measures to protect individual and community health.
Please check this site frequently, as the university may adjust its responses to meet evolving public health needs.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 is a highly infectious and deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Social distancing is the most effective method known for preventing community spread. Hand washing is among the most effective ways of protecting oneself.

    Members of the Brandman community are working hard to do their part to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease within the communities they serve and to keep employees and students safe. These safety measures help Brandman to provide an academic environment in which faculty and students can continue to thrive.

    The governors of Washington, Oregon, and California have all issued mandatory stay-at-home orders. Some mayors have issued local stay-at-home orders, and many jurisdictions are requiring people to wear facemasks when traveling outside their homes for essential activities, such as buying food or medicine. State and local officials are considering and, in some cases, implementing modifications to these orders. As of this writing, however, public health directives continue to limit gatherings and other activities.

    Brandman officials re-evaluate all COVID-19 policies every two weeks.


  • All campuses remain closed until further notice. One Stop Specialists, Academic Advisors, and other Brandman employees can be reached via their work email addresses or telephone numbers.

    Employees who are working remotely should plan to work from home for the remainder of the calendar year. The earliest date for employees who are working remotely to return to campuses, offices and bases is Jan. 4, 2021.

  • Nearly all Fall 2020 classes will be delivered entirely online. Please see MyBrandman and Blackboard for additional details.

  • No. Financial aid awards are not affected by the change from blended to entirely online classes. Students’ awards will only change if they change the number of units they are taking or the number of sessions they attend.

  • A Virtual Commencement will take place over the weekend of June 12-14, 2020.

    Please view this page for more information on Virtual Commencement

  • COVID-19 is likely transmitted via respiratory droplets projected into the environment when an infected person coughs or sneezes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can protect yourself by avoiding close contact with anyone who is ill. You can also maintain a physical distance between yourself and others in areas where the disease is spreading. The CDC warns person-to-person transmission is possible within distances of about six feet. The CDC also recommends that you wash your hands with soap and water after going into public settings, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol may be used if soap and water is not around. Avoid touching your face.
  • Please do not come to a Brandman location. Contact a health care provider and follow a qualified medical professional’s guidance.
  • Announcements relating to campus closures or other emergency policies will be communicated here, over university email, MyBrandman and Blackboard.
  • Employees working remotely have access to university email. Please contact them as you normally do, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Yes. The prohibition on business-related travel, attendance of professional conferences and events is now in effect until the end of the calendar year.

    As such, employees are encouraged to make plans to communicate with one another through Zoom or other virtual platforms for the remainder of the calendar year

  • It is impossible to know by looking at someone whether they have fallen ill with COVID-19. Do not make assumptions about health status based on anyone's apparent ethnicity or national origin.
  • Chancellor Gary Brahm is leading the COVID-19 Policy Committee. There are layers of communications and consultations throughout the entire university. The Deans Council and campus directors are involved in the consultation process.

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