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Chico State Updates Fall In-Person Learning Plan

Chico State

California State University, Chico, announced this week that it plans to open about half of its course sections for partial or full in-person learning this fall.


The school had initially planned to hold about 30 percent of its course sections in person.


Mike Guzzi is the director of the school’s Emergency Operations Center and manages Chico State’s coronavirus response. 

He says staff, faculty and some student employees have already been offered COVID-19 vaccines. The school is also making improvements to its outdoor WiFi coverage and upgrading technology in the classroom.


“We’re installing these tracking cameras and microphones,” Guzzi said. “So that way – in the fall – faculty will be able to teach simultaneously to people in the classroom as well as those watching from home. They will get a similar experience to those in person.”


Guzzi noted that the school also plans to offer COVID-19 testing through the fall semester.