We are very happy to report that there are no reported cases of Covid-19 in our Woodbury community. Though this is a highly contagious virus, the good news is that the latest data suggests that Southern California and LA County may have “flattened the curve”. Physical distancing and wearing masks in public seem to be effective in keeping us as safe as possible.
Importantly, Mayor Garcetti announced this week that LA will offer free coronavirus testing for all residents.
Some of you may not be aware of recent developments that have and will impact you, as follows:
Thus, a team is examining ways we could increase separation of our students in labs, classrooms, studios, dorms, etc.
We expect to make a final decision in June or July as to whether the Fall semester will be in-person, online, or some combination of both.
Woodbury University has just been awarded $599,739 to distribute to our students showing greatest need. We will be awarding grants to our current US students using a formula based on Pell Grant status and Expected Family Contribution. We anticipate having these funds to you by mid-May. Each award recipient will receive an email notifying you of the funding before the checks are mailed.
We hope that all of you are keeping well and safe. We know that many of you are missing the campus experience, but our feedback indicates that our faculty and staff have been playing a commendable role on enhancing the online student experience.
David Steele-Figueredo, Ph.D.
Updated on May 1, 2020