Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

Messages for Faculty & Staff

May 29 – A Message to all Faculty and Staff (5/29/2020) - Dear Colleagues, Today, President Ojakian announced that the CSU campuses will be open in August with a mix of online and on-campus offerings. Following his announcement, we issued a letter to our students and their families. The text of that… Read More
May 4 – Updates for students, faculty and staff (5/4/2020) - We are still working on how to conduct an in-person commencement celebration to replace the canceled May 17 event, but we are planning a virtual celebration of every senior's accomplishment. If you have not yet sent your photo, major and… Read More
March 18th – President’s Message to Faculty/Staff (3/19/2020) - March 18, 2020 Dear colleagues, I want to express my deep appreciation for your understanding and cooperation with the measures we have taken to protect our university community from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move online for the balance of… Read More
March 17th Update (3/17/2020) - Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, As you know, President Ojakian has just announced that we will be running a virtual campus for the rest of the semester.  This decision was made in response to the rapidly evolving pace of COVID-19. … Read More
March 15th Faculty/Staff Update (3/16/2020) - Dear Colleagues, Monday is the first day of WCSU as a virtual campus. As of today, the System Office has directed us to ask that all but those who cannot accomplish their jobs remotely stay home. For WCSU, this means… Read More
March 12th Update (3/12/2020) - Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, In light of the recent announcement of school closings in Danbury, Bethel and Brookfield, and President Ojakian’s recommendation that we move to online classes and telecommuting as soon as possible, we are officially cancelling all classes… Read More
March 11th Faculty/Staff Update (3/11/2020) - For Distribution to Faculty and Staff Dear Colleagues, In consultation with the Board of Regents, and in light of the expanding impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut, the heightened risk factors from our adjacent New York communities, and the potential travel plans of students, faculty, and… Read More
March 9th Update (3/9/2020) - To the WCSU community: As a result of the university’s proximity to the first cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut, with two cases currently linked to Danbury, and in accordance with a system-wide directive from President Ojakian, Western Connecticut State University… Read More
March 9th Update (3/9/2020) - Commuter Students and Staff from outside of Connecticut should continue to come to campus.  Like all members of our community, we ask that you monitor your health and/or potential exposure. If you are sick, you should stay home.  If your… Read More
March 7th Coronavirus Update (3/7/2020) - Coronavirus Update This document contains updates on several aspects of WCSU’s approach to Coronavirus issues as of Saturday, March 7. The university administration is communicating with health officials locally and at the state level to gather up-to-date information regarding the… Read More
Statement from CSCU President Mark Ojakian (3/3/2020) - Dear CSCU Community, Over the weekend we saw the first diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Connecticut.  As the disease spreads around the world and in the United States, we have long expected it to land in Connecticut… Read More