Coronavirus (COVID-19) News and Information

Fresno Pacific University is making plans to return to face-to-face instruction for fall 2021, based on conditions at the time and incorporating the latest and best information to balance the university’s mission to provide excellent Christian higher education in a manner that is effective with the health and safety of students, faculty, administrators, staff and others. As the university continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the FPU President’s Cabinet and Emergency Management Team are managing the response with guidance from public health experts and local, state and national directives.

To continue FPU’s commitment to service during the pandemic, starting Monday, April 19, the service windows of the Registrar’s and Student Financial Services offices on the main campus will be open to the public for face-to-face interactions from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The University Information Window will also be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These offices are all located the McDonald Hall Atrium on the main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. All FPU services remain open for business via telephone, email, Skype and Zoom during regular business hours.

Those who have been in recent contact with employees or students who have been on an FPU campus and were exposed to COVID-19 or tested positive with COVID-19 will be contacted by the FPU Human Resources Office. To protect the employee’s privacy, their identity will not be released.


Information will be updated here.

Updates by Population

Statistics of COVID-19 Cases at FPU

Fresno Pacific University maintains this page to update the community on the number of COVID-19 cases among administration, students, faculty and staff who have tested positive and have been on any FPU campus within five days of that diagnosis.

All employees and students are required to immediately report if they have contracted or are being tested for COVID-19, or have come into contact with someone who has contracted or is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19. Health experts define “contact” as within six feet of less for 15 minutes or more.

  • From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Main campus students report to the Campus Life Division 559-453-2249
    • Regional campus students report to your campus:
      • Merced 209-354-5900
      • North Fresno 559-573-7800
      • Visalia 559-302-4100
      • Bakersfield 661-617-4500
    • Employees report to your supervisor (supervisors will report to the Human Resources Office):
      • Administration report to your immediate supervisor
      • Faculty report directly to Human Resources
      • Staff report to your immediate supervisor
  • After hours and on weekends call the Campus Safety Office at 559-453-2298

Students and employees who have likely come into contact with a person who has made a report will be notified by the university via email within 24 hours of the university being informed. This website will be updated daily between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The information on this dashboard includes only positive cases of people who have been physically on campus and which the FPU has been made aware of. The university is not responsible if a student or employee fails to disclose they have tested positive or are awaiting test results.

Confidentiality laws prohibit the university from disclosing any identifying information about affected individuals. Any faculty or staff individual who has tested positive will be instructed to isolate at home, and anyone believed to have been exposed will be contacted and asked to self-quarantine.

COVID-19 Case Reports by Campus

  • Employees
    • Main: 6
    • North Fresno: 1
    • Merced: 0
    • Visalia: 0
    • Bakersfield: 0
  • Students
    • Main:
      • Resident: 10 (10 recovered)
      • Commuter: 13 (13 recovered)
    • North Fresno: 0
    • Merced: 1 (recovered)
    • Visalia: 0
    • Bakersfield: 0

Screening for COVID-19

Anyone entering the FPU main campus must complete the COVID-19 health screening either on the FPU App or with the employee at the gate (or the Commuter House for those using that facility) daily. Anyone who reports symptoms, is positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter any campus. Faculty and staff members may come on the main campus at any time during regular hours. All regional campuses are closed to students; faculty who wish to come on a regional campus must have the permission of the site manager.

Quarantine and Isolation

Employees, students, volunteers and regular campus contractors with confirmed COVID-19 must isolate for 10 days from the date of the positive test if asymptomatic, or for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to campus.  Employees must receive clearance to return to work from Human Resources prior to gaining access to all campuses.

Anyone exposed to a person with diagnosed COVID-19 (has come within six feet for more than 15 minutes without a mask) is recommended to quarantine at home if possible. A person in quarantine must remain exclusively in the assigned space for 14 days since his/her last contact with a person with COVID-19 (no exceptions).

FPU will have limited quarantine and isolation space on campus only for residential students while they make plans to quarantine/isolate from home. Isolation and quarantine practices will be compliant with state and local public health orders and applicable university procedures.

Notification of COVID-19 Cases

In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on any FPU campus, the university follows notification and other protocols as directed by local and state health authorities.