Coronavirus Information for the Fielding Community

Fielding has been a distributed learning model since its 1974 beginning. Therefore, we are very experienced at working remotely. Although we will be remote, we will remain at full strength, and do not anticipate any delay in service to our students and fulfilling our mission.

This page will be updated on a weekly basis or sooner if the situation calls for it. 

  • Fielding Offices:Staff at Fielding offices in Santa Barbara, CA and Washington DC are currently working from home.   
  • In person meetings and sessions: Please refer to the programs for updated information related to in person meetings.

As we move through this uncertain period together, I am confident that we do all we can to support our students in meeting their academic goals and take care of each other in fulfilling our greater mission to provide a high quality learning environment.  Although we have physical barriers just now, in the meantime we have digital bridges that will get us through this situation one day at a time.


Katrina S. Rogers


How You Can Prevent Illness

[content from CDC as of 3/13/20]

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
[Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD),Division of Viral Diseases]