Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:
It is with deep regret that I announce the postponement of Claremont Lincoln University’s March Gathering and Commencement events. This was a very difficult decision for our CLU team to make. We had thoughtful and mindful conversations where we reviewed actions being taken by our peer institutions, recommendations from key federal and state agencies, and impacts on your plans for an important weekend. We have monitored the COVID 19 virus case numbers and were hoping that the situation might improve. However, the national and state reporting is consistent; the number of cases in the U.S. is still increasing dramatically.
Ultimately, as a socially conscious institution, it is our responsibility to heed the recommendations of experts to promote social distancing which can have a profound impact on containment of the virus. We know that many of you and your guests are traveling long distances and we do not want you to risk exposure at airports, in hotels, or at large events. We are committed to our CLU community, and we have an obligation to not put you in harm’s way.
The good news is that both events are being rescheduled to August 2020, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center in Pomona, CA. More information about the specific details of that weekend’s schedule are forthcoming.
It is our greatest hope that we can celebrate your achievements in August without the weight of the threats posed with the current situation.
As a continued reminder of the critical advice of the CDC, please:
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing;
· Be meticulous about practicing good hand hygiene, especially after sneezing or coughing;
· Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
· Avoid contact with others who are sick;
Do not travel while you are sick.
Please take care of yourselves as we look forward to spending time together in August!
Tony Digiovanni, CLU President
PDF - Announcement of Postponement
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