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Returning to Campus

Settle In Before Classes Begin

We are excited to welcome our new and returning students back to campus, who are arriving from locations both near and far. Due to the pandemic nature of COVID-19 at this time and out of an abundance of caution, we must consider that many individuals may be asymptomatic for a period of time, or may never become symptomatic at all and thus treat everyone as a possible risk of infection.

As a safety measure for the MBKU community, we ask that you do the following before arriving in-person to the Fullerton campus:

Fall 2021 Guidance

CLASSES BEGIN AS USUAL (NORMAL CLASS/LAB SIZES)

  • In-person attendance required/expected
  • “COVID protocols” in place – Full-time masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated
  • Masking – indoors and out by everyone regardless of vaccination status
  • Social Distancing where possible
  • Activities limited to essential – No extra activities except for student organizations
  • College/Faculty Meetings: Will be held by Zoom
  • Staff Meetings: May be held by Zoom or in person depending on the meeting size by the discretion of the supervisor
  • Students may study in designated areas with social distancing – library and adjacent rooms, A-101 (May designate others as policy evolves)
  • Campus closes at 1:00am. No after hour studying permitted in the fall term
  • Workout facility open by appointment – No more than 2 individuals per session

EVENTS – ONLY STUDENTS MAY ATTEND EVENTS – NO OUTSIDE GUESTS

  • Orientation Events – Students only, Sponsors outside, barbeque will proceed with masks at all events
  • SPAS Commencement – Please expect limited guests and social distancing in auditorium
  • White Coat – For the safety of the community, White Coat Ceremonies will be students only
  • College Retreats and/or Student Admissions Events – Please proceed under “COVID” guidelines
  • Mission Trips/Health Fairs – Must be reviewed and approved by Program Director/Dean and President

FOOD/BEVERAGES

  • Everyone must be masked and socially distanced except for eating/drinking
  • Food can only be served outdoors or in student lounge areas. Student lounges for food only - no studying or lingering at this time
  • Must be “grab and go” - no self-serving from platters
  • No food in lecture halls, labs, conference rooms or study rooms. Beverages will be allowed. Masks removed only for sipping beverages
  • No alcohol at events

We recommend that all students arrive in the Fullerton area several days prior to the start of school and/or orientation for a sufficient time to assure that you are all symptom free. This is your professional responsibility for the protection of your fellow students, staff, faculty and patients.

Although we are not requiring a quarantine period as you prepare to come back to school, we ask that you use good sense about where you are coming from and with whom you have been, regardless of where you live. If you know that you have been exposed at any time, you should seek the counsel of our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brandon Grove. You can contact Dr. Grove at: 714.463.7549 or bgrove@ketchum.edu.

It is imperative that at ANY SIGN of your health and well-being feeling less than normal, you must self-isolate and stay away from school (campus and clinic).

If you are not well or have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual, you must report to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brandon Grove for a confidential consultation to determine how to best proceed. You can contact Dr. Grove at: 714.463.7549 or bgrove@ketchum.edu.
 

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (that may occur 2-14 days after exposure) included in the list of concerns include the following:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Procedures for Arriving to Fullerton Campus

When arriving on the main campus in Fullerton for face-to-face experiences, use the following guidelines for navigating onto campus:

  • Please park in the multilevel parking structure off Associated Road.
  • Secured entry to the parking structure and doors on campus will be accessed with your ID card, which you will get the first few days of school.
  • Maintaining social distance should begin once you leave your car.
  • Before you exit your car, please put your face mask in place.