VPHRDI Message to Staff: Spring COVID-19 Protocols Update
As the president indicated in his message this morning, CSUF’s Spring semester instruction will be primarily virtual from January 22 through February 6.
This change only applies to in-person instruction. The campus will remain open, with all offices open and all campus services offered to ensure a successful start to the spring term.
Your MPP supervisor will notify you if there are any changes within your department. The provost will be sending a communication to faculty separately with details specific to instruction.
We encourage all employees to stay home if sick. If you have tested positive, believe you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who is positive or suspected positive, please use the campus exposure reporting form.
At this time, COVID-19 testing is limited and priority will be given to employees exposed on campus or required to test weekly. Employees experiencing symptoms or have been exposed off campus should contact their health care provider or acquire a free test through Orange County Health Care Agency testing resources. Employees can schedule surveillance testing or an on-campus exposure appointment via the Titan Health Portal. For any additional questions, please contact Health Services at (657) 278-2800.
As you may recall, the CSU announced that all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes receiving a COVID-19 booster vaccination. We will begin to collect booster vaccination information from employees next week with a deadline of February 7 or five months after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or two months after the one Johnson and Johnson dose, whichever is later. More information on how to submit your record will be sent next week. Represented employees at this time are asked to voluntarily upload their record until the meet and confer process is complete with their respective unions.
Vaccine Clinic- January 18-19
To help facilitate compliance with the vaccine and booster policy, the university is pleased to once again partner with Walmart and the Student Health Center to provide a Vaccine Clinic on January 18 & 19 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at the Titan Student Union. The clinic will be open to all Titans and their families and will offer the flu vaccine, COVID-19 vaccine, and COVID-19 vaccine booster. Appointment information will be sent out to the campus on Monday, January 10.
This COVID-19 variant wave will pass; until then, continue to practice health and safety measures we have all become familiar with; wear a mask, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick.
The health and safety of our entire campus community remain our top priority. We continue to follow guidelines outlined in our Presidential Directive 22. The vaccination rates for our students, faculty, and staff remain incredibly high. With these proactive measures in place, we can look forward to a safe and healthy start to our spring 2022 semester.
David Forgues, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion