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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: Friday June 26, 2020 2:35 pm

FAQs For:

Students & General Campus

Where can students go to learn more about the Credit/No Credit options for Spring 2020?

When will funding from the CARES Act be distributed?

How do I return borrowed laptops and MiFi equipment

How is Cal State Fullerton preparing?

What is coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Are students infected with the virus?

What are we doing proactively in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19?

What are the transition plans for classroom instruction?

What tools are available to help me as an online student?

Will Fall 2020 classes be virtual, or will we go back to our traditional model?

What are the options available for students living in campus housing?

What is the university’s response to the Governor’s proclamation on March 15 for those over 65 to practice home isolation?

What is the status of labs, studios, and other face-to-face teachings on campus?

Can I get a refund on my parking permit?

What dining options are available for students remaining in housing?

What services are available at the Irvine Center?

How can I protect myself?

Why should I practice “social distancing”?

I am afraid of contracting the coronavirus. Should I wear a mask?

What resources are available regarding mental health and wellness?

What are the hours of operation for the Student Health Center

Is the health center able to test for COVID-19?

What services are available for F1/J1 international students and scholars?

What services are available for students that are still living on-campus?

Combating stigma associated with COVID-19

Will my position as an on-campus student worker be impacted?

Where can I find more information?

Is the library still open?

What is the status of CSUF Commencement 2020?

Faculty and Staff

Where can faculty/staff go to learn more about the Credit/No Credit options for Spring 2020?

Is the campus still open?

Am I still able to come to campus to work?

What “campus facilities” are impacted by the decision to limit access?

Does “campus facilities” include non-building/office space such as the campus grounds?

Why is the University taking these actions?

Questions Related to Essential Employees

Where can I find out if I have been designated as an employee that must come regularly to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How will an employee that must come regularly to campus receive their authorization to be on campus?

Where is EHS located?

When is EHS open?

Can employees without regular use badges come to campus?

Face Coverings and Personal Protective Equipment

Who should wear face coverings and other personnel protective equipment such as gloves while on campus?

Do these measures apply to vendors and suppliers?

What happens if someone does not follow these guidelines?

Health Screening Before Coming on Campus

Do employees required to come to campus regularly screen themselves as well as their managers/appropriate administrators?

Should employees who come to campus occasionally also screen themselves for these same symptoms prior to coming to campus?

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Working remotely under the temporary telecommute agreement

When does telecommuting come into effect?

I have been approved to telecommute, but I do not have the proper equipment. What can I do?

How much notice is required to start/end telecommuting?

What happens if I am unable to work due to COVID-19 related reasons?

Additional questions related to Temporary Paid Administrative Leave (CPAL)

What is considered a “COVID-19 related illness”? Does it include mental health-related issues?

How should an employee request the use of CSU’s 256 hours of Paid Administrative Leave?

Is a doctor’s note or other verification needed in order to use CSU’s 256 hours of Paid Administrative Leave?

Does the CSU’s Temporary Paid Administrative Leave apply to those who have a chronic medical condition and are medically vulnerable, or 65 years of age and older?

What will happen once an employee exhausts CPAL?

Would it be better to determine CPAL needs through the end of the semester and then complete another form should things go past that time period?

I have an employee who had to stay home with their child due to school closures. Can CPAL hours be applied to cover those absences?

Can you please clarify CPAL for home schooling?

Can the signature line on the CPAL form be removed and the form be provided to employees through adobe sign?

Can I use CPAL hours in less than full-day increments?

How are CPAL days tracked or reported for an employee?

If an employee has an approved CPAL on file and they are called back to work, can they update their CPAL request?

Should the CPAL form be submitted once a month before absence management is due?

If a non-exempt employee does not have enough work that they can do remotely, do they need to split time between regular pay and CPAL?

Do FERP employees qualify?

How will employees receive their pay warrants (paychecks) while working remotely or on leave?

How can I view my pay warrant?

How are employees expected to enter work time or absences when the campus is closed?

How will hourly intermittent employees be paid during alterations of campus operations?

Employee Concerns About COVID-19 Exposure

What should be done if an employee shows no sign of illness and would prefer to come to campus to work?

What if an employee prefers to self-quarantine due to concerns of possible exposure to COVID-19?

What if an employee confirms that they have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19?

What if an employee reports the need to care for a family member at home who is in self-quarantine?

What if an employee reports the need to care for a family member at home diagnosed with COVID-19?

What if an employee reports that their child(ren)’s school has closed due to concerns related to COVID-19?

What should be done if an employee shows sign of illness at work?

What should be done if an employee reports that they have tested positive for COVID-19?

Student Employee Questions* employed by State

Will student payroll be disrupted due to the amount of forms being submitted to payroll? Should students expect a lag time for pay?

Can non-represented student assistants be required to report to work?

Can Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and Instructional Student Assistants be required report to work?

Do represented student employees qualify for CPAL?

Do student assistants need to complete a regular timesheet and a CPAL form?

Do student assistants use the same CPAL form?

Does CPAL apply to students receiving pay through federal work study?

Our department currently is able to provide our student assistants with work for them to complete remotely from home. In this situation, the CPAL: would not apply to them, correct?

For student assistants, does the CPAL begin with their schedule after April 5, 2020?

IF we do have some work for student employees to do from home, would they get paid for those hours and then use the CPAL to make up the remainder of their worked hours?

How will the 256 hours of paid administrative leave be prorated for student employees that do not have a set timebase?

How should a campus handle the situation in which a student employee expresses no interest in continuing to work, but wants to use paid administrative leave?

I am feeling anxiety about the Coronavirus, who can I speak with about it?

I am concerned about reporting to work due to the Coronavirus, what options do I have?

How do I know what my leave accrual balances are?

I don’t have a medical condition, but I am concerned about workplace exposure to the Coronavirus.

Are there alternatives to using leave?

How much notice is required to start/end telecommuting?

My child’s school or place of care has been closed by order of a public official for a health-related reason. Can I take leave?

What process will CSUF follow if operations are changed?

I still have questions regarding leave and work options?

I am feeling anxiety about the Coronavirus, who can I speak with about it?

What if I am in the middle of a research project?

Personal and University-Oriented Travel

What are the guidelines for domestic and international travel?

I am or plan to study abroad. What should I do?

I have recently returned from an affected area. What should I do?

I am worried that I have Coronavirus COVID-19. What should I do?

I plan to travel internationally. What should I do?

I plan to travel in the United States. What should I do?

Other Questions

What about Campus Events?

Why might someone blame or avoid individuals and groups because of Coronavirus COVID-19?

What is the status of athletic events?

Who do I contact if I’m confused about classes?

OC Health Care Agency Warning On Non-Approved Covid-19 Testing Kits

What is the status of the Fullerton Arboretum?