Coronavirus Information for the Brandman Community

March 13, 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

  • This is a serious public health crisis. The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned widespread transmission of the virus causing this disease is likely to happen. Brandman is doing its part to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease.
  • Brandman campuses will be closed to the public, including students, as of Wednesday, March 18. This closure applies to computer labs, and will be in place until further notice. Students may continue to arrange virtual appointments and meetings.

    Employees working at Brandman's campuses on military bases should look to facility authorities for further guidance related to their ability to access university facilities on military property.

  • No. All blended courses are being provided entirely online until further notice. Please see MyBrandman and Blackboard for further details.
  • No. Your financial aid is not impacted by the change from blended to entirely online classes. Your award will only change if you change the number of units you are taking, or the number of sessions you attend.
  • All eleven Commencement events are cancelled due to the need to safeguard graduates, their families and the community from COVID-19.

    The university is evaluating alternative ways to recognize graduates’ achievements. These may involve virtual Commencement celebrations.
    The commencement team will send communications to graduates' Brandman email in the coming weeks regarding our plans.

    Please view this page for more information on 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.
  • Obey closure orders for school sites or other facilities where you participate in fieldwork assignments. Contact your academic department for detailed information on contingency plans.
  • Immersions will take place in a virtual format. There will be no face-to-face sessions. Nursing students will have no need to travel to Irvine or San Diego.
  • Employees working remotely have access to university email. Please contact them as you normally do, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Business-related air travel to foreign or domestic destinations is generally prohibited for the months of March and April. The university is also barring attendance of any professional conferences or events likely to be attended by more than 100 people.
  • 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 throughout the entire university.

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