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.