Coronavirus: Update, February 28, 2020



Summary:

  • No cases of COVID-19 have been reported at TMUS
  • Preparedness and prevention teams and measures are in place
  • TMUS is under the advisory of health authorities
  • All international travel is cancelled or postponed, and all academic related school-sponsored travel has been cancelled or postponed through April 6, 2020.
  • We are currently reviewing any travel beyond April 6, 2020 but no changes have been made.

For information, please call TMU at (661) 362-2502


No cases of COVID-19 have been reported at The Master’s University & Seminary (TMUS). As we pray for those affected and trust in the Lord’s care, we aim to be extra vigilant in order to implement measures in the best interest of all our students, faculty, and staff.

We are aware of the situation involving COVID-19 and are staying appraised as California reports new cases. As things continue to evolve, we are following recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the American College Health Association (ACHA), and local health officials. As per these organizational guidelines, any community members experiencing flu-like symptoms should not come to campus.

As of March 11th, TMUS is cancelling or postponing international travel for all community members, as well as all domestic school sponsored trips. Community members include faculty, staff, students, alumni, and guests. We are currently reviewing any travel beyond April 6, 2020. If a community member has recently travelled internationally, except for Canada, be prepared for health screenings, flight cancellations, or isolation measures — including restriction from any TMUS campus for a 14- day period, incurred at the member’s expense. Currently, we are not imposing any restrictions on domestic travel. However, we will be closely monitoring developing cases in the U.S. and may need to impose the same restrictions for those who travel to domestic areas that authorities have established as hot spots.

As always, we care deeply about the health of our students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to keep our campus community informed about any developments and to encourage best practices for prevention. We also want to support any students whose travel plans might be upset by restrictions. To this end, we have gathered a team (including our resident medical microbiologist, Dr. Joe Francis, 661-362- 2706, jfrancis@masters.edu) to oversee TMUS’ preparedness efforts at our Los Angeles and IBEX campuses.

Basic precautions for infection control and prevention are being implemented campus-wide. Attention is being focused on personal care and hygiene etiquette, which are the best means of limiting risk. TMUS’ emergency health response team is preparing to further implement and communicate preventative measures and is ready to coordinate with the local health authorities.

We are prepared to make any scheduling modifications to our event programming and instructional modalities as so guided by the authorities listed above, including classroom instruction, athletics, and all other events to allow for the continuity of instruction.

Your safety, well-being, and ability to continue your studies and other activities remain the highest priorities for the entire leadership of TMUS.

For information regarding how COVID-19 spreads, symptoms, prevention & treatment, and testing, please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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