Pepperdine faces updated county guidance as it continues to deliver on-ground, in-person services for students, faculty and staff. Latest changes per LA County Public Health guidance will impact mega events as well as quarantine measures for unvaccinated individuals.
Pepperdine validated each of its five schools’ vaccination rates across students, faculty and staff. The resulting numbers
Pepperdine misquoted its student COVID-19 vaccination rate, as released in a Sept. 10 email. The real number hovers in the low 80s, but the University had previously reported a 96% vaccination rate of its on-campus students.
In light of Pepperdine’s obedience to both county and federal guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, some community members remain upset at such policies. It’s time to stop complaining and start embracing such protocols.
The University Management Committee sent an email to the Pepperdine community July 9 sharing Pepperdine’s COVID-19 vaccination policy decision and more expectations about infection control measures for the fall semester.
Pepperdine announced changes to its COVID-19 safety protocols following the state of California’s June 15 reopening. The updates lifted social distancing requirements and modified face covering requirements for community members.
Pepperdine shared a second draft of its interim COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for community review May 12. The updated policy would make vaccination mandatory for students, staff and faculty for the fall 2021 semester.
Pepperdine holds off on making a final decision about the class of 2020 and 2021 graduation ceremonies until April 12. The University hopes improving COVID-19 conditions will allow for in-person ceremonies at Alumni Park as scheduled on May 21 and 22.
COVID-19 changed the dynamics of student employment. Most University jobs went remote, while some students found in-person employment elsewhere.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health approved Pepperdine’s Student Health Center as a vaccine distribution site. The Student Health Center will provide vaccines the week of March 15 to faculty, staff and community members with underlying health conditions.