President’s Directive 22: Indoor Face Covering ExtendedWednesday February 16, 2022 10:00 am
You have likely seen that the California Department of Public Health will lift the statewide mandate for vaccinated persons to wear a face mask indoors. On February 16th, the updated state guidance will require indoor masking for unvaccinated individuals, as well as universal masking in specified settings.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends public indoor masking continue for everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission. Per CDC criteria, Orange County is currently designated as a high transmission area. Additionally, Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) has announced it continues to recommend the usage of masks indoors beyond February 16th. With that, the CSUF indoor mask requirement outlined in President’s Directive 22 will remain in effect for the campus community regardless of vaccination status through at least March 31st.
We have seen a steady decline in our COVID cases on campus and in Orange County since the Omicron variant surge. CSUF will continue to monitor federal, county and local guidelines along with data on cases, positivity rates, and vaccine compliance. We will provide updates to the face mask requirements when there is a change to announce.
I appreciate your diligence in following the campus health and safety measures, including staying home if sick, reporting COVID-19 cases or exposures, testing when required, and following President’s Directive 22.
Visit the Titans Return website for the most up-to-date information on CSUF COVID-19 policies and protocols.
David Forgues, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion