Coronavirus Response Information

Read the August 2022 update from Dean Mitchell.

Summary (updated August 2022):
Whereas a limited number of classes will be held in person with hybrid options, vaccine and indoor mask mandates remain in place. Please contact Dean Mitchell or Helen Tagawa with questions about IBS’s covid protocols.

Read the February 1, 2022 update from Pres. Matsumoto and Dean Mitchell.

Read the August 9, 2021 update from Pres. Matsumoto and Dean Mitchell.

Read the July 20, 2021 statement on reopening from Pres. Matsumoto and Dean Mitchell.

Summary (updated February 1, 2022):
IBS will begin the spring 2022 semester with remote classes. On or around February 21, we will consider converting a limited number of classes to in-person. Consult with your instructor and/or the Dean about which classes will be affected. If and when IBS resumes in-person classes this spring, indoor masking will likely still be required, and all students, faculty, and staff must provide the Institute proof of vaccination.

Summary (updated August 9, 2021):
IBS will continue to comply with all local and state health regulations, masking recommendations and requirements.
Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors at IBS offices, classrooms, or facilities. Proof of full vaccination will be required for all students, staff, and faculty participating in on-campus class or events. The IBS dorm will reopen at a reduced capacity; full vaccination will be required for all residents.

Students wishing to cross-register in courses at the GTU, its members schools, or UC Berkeley will also be required to be vaccinated. Please review the GTU Consortial Registrar’s page for more information.

Current students, faculty, and staff should contact the Dean’s office with questions or concerns.

See the GTU covid-response page for more information.

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Students in residence in Berkeley are encouraged to sign up for the GTU campus-wide alert system.