Healthy Holidays & Winter Break
A message from Dr. Vincent E. Vigil, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Congratulations! We are close to completing the Fall 2020 semester. I appreciate and admire your resiliency, flexibility, and focus as Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) has navigated the COVID-19 pandemic this year. You have much to be proud of, both individually and collectively.
I write today offering a friendly reminder to please celebrate responsibly during the semester break and throughout the holiday season. As you probably have heard, COVID-19 cases are sharply rising across the country this winter. In fact, Orange County moved back to Tier 1, which is commonly known as the “widespread” or “purple” tier. The virus is still as concerning as ever, and it is critical that we continue to do our part to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.
Below are resources that may help you/us remain as safe as possible this winter season.
- Health Services is offering free COVID-19 testing. Currently, testing is open to all symptomatic and/or exposed current CSUF students. Beginning December 14th,Health Services will offer free rapid COVID-19 testing for all current students experiencing symptoms. Call Student Wellness – Health Services at (657) 278-2800 to schedule your COVID test.
- Health Services is also offering free flu vaccines to current students. Please note that there are no walk-ins for COVID testing or flu vaccination. Please call Student Wellness – Health Services at (657) 278-2800 to schedule an appointment.
- California recently launched CA Notify, an exposure notification system, for individuals to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts on their phones. Your phone notifies you when in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Your privacy is protected, your identity is unknown, and your location is not tracked.
- California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy has more information about the aforementioned “tier rating system” for California counties.
- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a stay-at-home order and also established guidance for out-of-state travel.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a list of recommendations to incorporate when celebrating the upcoming holidays with others.
Thank you for taking the time to read my message. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Please also remember to visit Titan’s Return: CSUF’s Response to COVID-19 website, to stay current with COVID-19 information at CSUF.
Have a fun, restful, and safe time during your break and throughout the holiday season.
Vincent E. Vigil, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs
California State University, Fullerton