Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) joins a growing list of higher education institutions in moving from in-class instruction to online learning, to comply with public health guidelines to minimize large gatherings and groups. Among other measures CDU is implementing:
– Cancelling all non-essential travel.
– Cancelling both the Legacy Leaders Spring Gala, the University’s main annual fundraising event and Jazz at Drew, CDU’s long-time fall community concert.
– Suspending the University’s noted STEM program for elementary and high school students, the Saturday Science Academy II.
– Cancelling all on-campus meetings by external organizations and declining to host any other meetings until further notice.
These actions will remain in effect through at least the end of spring semester.
“As a health professions university, we take very seriously the health and welfare of our students, faculty and staff—as well as the Los Angeles community as a whole,” said Dr. David M. Carlisle, President and CEO of Charles R. Drew University. “These are small contributions to the public health that we can make to help get COVID-19 under control.”