Sonoma State University acknowledges that our well-being is intimately tied to the health of our planet. By signing the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment, the President committed SSU to identifying strategies for achieving carbon neutrality, improving regional resilience to climate change, and infusing sustainability into the academic curriculum. This is an update on the efforts, actions and changes Sonoma State University is making towards sustainability.
Missy Brunetta, Director for Emergency Services and Associate Risk Manager provides details of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus, the responding building closures, the efforts SSU continues to make to protect and support its community, and important Covid-related reminders and resources.
Stevenson Hall will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 16. During this time, Environmental Health and Safety will work with vendors to take necessary measures to ensure maintenance, health, and safety.
As we continue to combat the global pandemic, we remind all faculty and staff of your obligation to report to the University if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. Our reporting requirements include steps that are crucial to keeping our campus and community safe.
Due to poor air quality on campus, all non-essential on-campus activities, including in-person instruction, are suspended for Friday, Sept. 11. Non-essential employees working on campus are to leave, and, if possible, work from home. In-person instruction may be switched to remote delivery or cancelled. Please contact your instructor for more information.
The U.S. Department of Education recently issued new guidance on Title IX for higher education institutions, including the California State University (CSU). Over the past year, we have been conducting an internal review of Title IX policies and practices, and have also reviewed changes in relation to our campus processes and services to ensure optimal alignment and coordination among participating campus constituencies.
Beginning today, Sept. 5, the statewide heat and lack of humidity, combined with anticipated higher wind conditions, mean that many parts of California may be impacted by rolling blackouts or Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). We seek to provide you with helpful details, information, and resources to remain safe and secure during these circumstances.
Missy Brunetta, Director for Emergency Services and Associate Risk Manager provides details about the investigation of a possible case of COVID-19 on campus, the responding building closures, the efforts SSU continues to make to protect and support its community, and important Covid-related reminders and resources.
Julia Gonzalez, who currently serves as the communications and marketing manager for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART), has been named Assistant Vice President of Strategic Communications at Sonoma State University. Julia’s communication, marketing, and public affairs expertise and proven record of success are needed and valued as unexpected challenges and opportunities emerge during these unprecedented times. Gonzalez will begin her new position on Sept. 14, 2020.
Sonoma State University will be open for classes and business operations on September 1. We will continue to monitor air quality, and if anything should change we will provide an update at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow. The Student Center will remain open as a clean air center for our residential students.