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The current COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly. The content on this site is based on current conditions and is subject to frequent change.
The latest information regarding COVID-19 is available on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website
CSUF community members should regularly review this website and be familiar with the dynamics of the disease, including its risks, symptoms, and current guidance on prevention and what to do if you are sick.
- Maintain physical distancing: COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person by exhaled droplets in the air. Maintain at least six (6) feet of distance between yourself and co-workers, students, vendors, and other members of the public.
- Implement “No Congregation” policy: This may include the staggering of start and end times, lunch and break times to reduce the number of employees congregating in break rooms, and other common staff areas.
- Discontinue non-essential travel: If travel is essential, it must be conducted following physical distancing precautions (>6 ft.) with masks.
Personal Hygiene Practices
- Hand Hygiene: COVID-19 can survive on surfaces. Clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Proper Sneezing and Coughing: Cover coughing or sneezing with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands, if no tissue is available then cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Personal items: Be aware of frequently used personal items (e.g., phone, keys, wallet/purse, credit/debit cards, tablets, laptops). Avoid placing these items on public surfaces which may be contaminated. Clean/disinfect these items frequently.
- Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned daily. Examples include tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Masks – Surgical, paper or cloth masks must be worn by CSUF staff on campus or satellite facilities where other CSUF employees are present. CSUF employees must wear masks in offices spaces when they are outside of an isolated personal work area. Be familiar with the CDC guidance on selection, use and care of such masks
- CSUF employees must notify their supervisor (via phone) and stay home if they experience symptoms of COVID-19. These include having a fever (≥ 100.4 ºF), cough, sore throat, chills, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath.
- CSUF employees must notify their supervisor (via phone) and stay home if they have been in close contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19. The supervisor will inform the Human Resources Director who in turn will provide direction to both the supervisor and the employee.
- If an employee is at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19, they should inform their supervisor. The supervisor will inform the Human Resources Director who will provide direction to both the supervisor and the employee. At risk people include older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions:
Case Response Protocol
- If a known or suspected case of COVID-19 is identified, per CSUF’s Protocol for Verifying COVID-19 document, the CSUF Case Response protocol will initiate an incident response.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic event, CSUF’s Infectious Disease Working Group (IDWG) will provide employees with communications regarding scientific information, safety precautions, operational impacts and related company policies.
- CSUF employees are encouraged to apply COVID-19 precautions similar to these safe work practices to their non-work personal activities.
Keep An Eye Out for These Signs on Campus
As we return to campus, new signage will be in place to help encourage behaviors related to healthy distancing.
Cal State Fullerton has diligently explored the use of signage in an attempt to educate the community in the safest way to enter buildings, stairs and corridors, and maintain healthy distancing as best as possible.
COVID-19 Safety Resources
- Personal Protection Recommendations
- COVID-19 Safety Resources (EH&S)
- Student Health Center
- COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Employees
- HRDI News and Updates
- Information Technology Fall 2020 Resources
- Orange County COVID-19 Testing Locations
- Orange County Health Care Agency
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California
- CDC FAQ