Campus access to be reduced
In line with directives from the Fresno County Department of Public Health regarding employer screening of employees for “a new or worsening episode of either cough or shortness of breath, presenting with fever (temperature 38C/100.4F or higher) or chills in the previous 24 hours,” FPU is limiting access to and from each campus to a single point.
The main campus entrance will be the Hamilton Avenue gate near the swimming pool and the cafeteria. It will be staffed 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Those requesting access at other times will need to contact the Campus Safety Office at 559-453-2298 and be screened when they enter.
Access to the regional campuses will at the main entrances of those buildings and be staffed 3:00-7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Signs will designate the proper entrance/exit point at all campuses.
Staff will ask anyone seeking to come on campus if they are experiencing symptoms. Employees and non-resident students answering yes or showing symptoms will not be allowed on campus. Instead, they will be excluded from the campus for seven days from the day they are identified as having symptoms and directed to isolate at home and notify all close contacts to quarantine themselves for 14 days from the last known contact with the employee. The health department defines close contact as having spent 15 minutes or more within six feet or less of the person showing symptoms.
REMINDER: If any employee comes to campus (short time, intermittent or “essential”), DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO CAMPUS.
For better safety, we are extending this practice to commuter students and visitors. Main campus gate codes will be changed so students, faculty and staff will all need to enter through the designated gate. Residential students will be expected to make the main campus their shelter-in-place “home” environment, only leaving campus for vital services as defined by local and state directives. A full text of the health department order is here: co.fresno.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=42188.
On-Site Offers Free Counseling to Employees, Students and Families
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Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed by COVID-19? Let's talk.
Coping with the outbreak of COVID-19 and recently enacted containment efforts is not easy. While fear, confusion and strong emotions are normal, taking care of your emotional health during a disaster will allow you to think clearly, react to urgent needs quickly, safely protect yourself and your family and improve future resiliency.
In a collaborative offer of assistance to the FPU community, On-Site Counseling and the Marriage and Family Therapy department are here to help. Starting Monday, March 23, MFT-trainees are available to provide six-free sessions of telehealth counseling to anyone in the FPU community. This includes students, staff and faculty at all campuses, as well as their immediate family members. To make an appointment, call the On-Site referral line at 559-453-8050 or email email@example.com. Please leave a message if necessary, and all calls will be returned within 48 hours.
Pacific Bookshop has Computers for Sale
With the recent movement to online classes due to COVID-19, Students and faculty are able to purchase Apple computers, iPads and accessories at educational pricing at the FPU Bookshop. Call 559-453-5549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.