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COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations

CSU Vaccine Policy Requirement

On July 27, 2021, the CSU system announced that all CSU faculty, staff, and students MUST be immunized against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Additionally, the CSU system announced on December 22, 2021, that all CSU faculty, staff, and students must receive a vaccine booster shot in order to be fully immunized against the virus that causes COVID-19. The deadline for booster shots is February 7, 2022. View the Student FAQ: Vaccine Booster Related and Virtual Instruction webpage for more information.

Online Only Students

Students with an exclusively online/virtual class schedule for the 2021-22 academic year must participate in the vaccine requirement program (i.e., upload vaccine record or apply for a medical/religious exemption) by Thursday, September 30, and receive a booster shot by the campus deadline of February 7, 2022. 

Please note: Students who are participating in a fully online degree program and will not be accessing ANY campus facilities are not required to receive a vaccination at this time. Those students will be notified via the student portal and they must attest that they will not come to campus for any reason.

For weekly testing inquiries, please see the scenarios below.

Scenario #1

STUDENTS WITH AN EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE/VIRTUAL SCHEDULE WITHOUT IN-PERSON EXAMS/MEETINGS

If students have a pending or approved medical/religious exemption and have all online/virtual schedule for the 2021-22 academic year without any in-person exams/meetings, then they DO NOT need to participate in weekly testing. 

Scenario #2

STUDENTS WITH AN EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE SCHEDULE WITH IN-PERSON EXAMS/MEETINGS

If students have a pending or approved medical/religious exemption and have a completely online schedule for the 2021-22 academic year with some in-person exams/meetings, then they DO NOT need to participate in weekly testing. Students must participate in a re-entry test 2-3 days before their in-person exams/meetings. The re-entry test must be completed at Student Wellness. For more information about testing, click here

Scenario #3

STUDENTS WITH AN EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE SCHEDULE WHO HAVE A PENDING OR APPROVED VACCINATION RECORD

Students with an exclusively online/virtual schedule with or without in-person exams/meetings who have a pending or approved vaccination record DO NOT need to participate in weekly testing. We appreciate your participation.

Thank you for your flexibility as Cal State Fullerton navigates the global pandemic. We hope this information is helpful.

COVID-19 Campus Testing Information

Weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing is required for all students and faculty with exemptions. 

Both weekly surveillance testing and symptomatic/exposure testing will take place at the Student Health Center COVID-19 Testing Site. 

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms or who have been exposed to COVID-19 will have access to testing, regardless of their last scheduled surveillance test.

Testing for Symptomatic Individuals at Student Wellness

Any individual experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are advised to stay home. Individuals should seek testing, which is available on campus by appointment at Student Wellness

All COVID-19 testing on campus will be saliva and/or nasopharyngeal, with results within 12-36 hours. Employees and students will be required to remain off campus until their test results are confirmed. 

Rapid tests are currently unavailable on campus. Individuals must go off campus to obtain a rapid test and call the contact tracing team member to report a negative a result and receive permission to return to campus. 

Testing for Exposed Individuals at Student Wellness

Non-vaccinated individuals who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days from the date of last exposure. During self-quarantine, individuals are advised to monitor for symptoms. Self-quarantining individuals should seek testing should they develop symptoms. Exposed individuals who do not have symptoms can seek testing on day 5 after the last exposure. Testing for individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 is available on campus by appointment at Student Wellness

All COVID-19 testing on campus will be saliva and/or nasopharyngeal, with results within 12-36 hours. Employees and students will be required to remain off campus until their test results are confirmed. 

Rapid tests are currently unavailable on campus. Individuals must go off campus to obtain a rapid test and call the contact tracing team member to report a negative a result and receive permission to return to campus.

Weekly Surveillance Testing: Testing for Individuals Who Are Asymptomatic and Have Not Been Exposed at Student Wellness

Individuals who are required to undergo weekly surveillance testing as part of the University’s COVID-19 testing program will be tested at the Student Health Center COVID-19 Testing Site, located on the southwest side of the building. Please visit the Student Wellness website to schedule your test.

If you have any questions regarding scheduled testing, please contact the Student Health Center at (657) 278-2800.

Information on County vaccination and testing resources is available at https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/.

Upload Vaccination Record Instructions

COVID-19 Vaccination Record Upload: Students and employees must submit their vaccination record for verification online through a third-party vendor, Point and Click Solutions (PNC), that is HIPAA compliant. Information will be sent soon to ASC employees outlining how they can upload their vaccination records.

Click here for instructions on submitting your vaccine record.

Vaccination Exemptions

To be excused from the vaccine requirement set forth in the CSU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy (CSU’s Policy), you must qualify for a medical or religious exemption. Once you have an approved exemption, you will be required to undergo weekly surveillance testing at the University.

Type of Exemptions

Medical Exemption: due to a medical (including mental health) condition for which an approved vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction. Any medical exemption must be verified by a certified or licensed healthcare professional and submitted to the university

Religious Exemption: due to either (i) a person’s sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice, which includes any traditionally recognized religion, or (ii) beliefs, observances, or practices which an individual sincerely holds and that occupy a place of importance in that individual’s life, comparable to that of traditionally recognized religions. Anyone seeking a religious exemption must provide a statement to the university that describes the applicable religious or other comparable belief that is the basis for their exemption.

Guest students: (those not in an admitted status with the university and enrolled through Extension and International Programs) must be immunized and document Covid-19 vaccine status to participate in any in-person or hybrid courses or activities.  There are no exemptions for this constituency. However, guest students may opt out of documenting Covid-19 vaccine status to participate in fully online courses and activities by being required to attest they will not access any CSUF facilities, activities, or instruction in person.

How to Request an Exemption Form

Instructions for submitting exemption documents are included on the respective forms.

Students (including student employees) 

Log into the Titan Health Portal and go to the “Downloadable Forms” link on the left toolbar.

For more detailed instructions use the “How to Upload your COVID-19 Exemption Form” user guide.

State employees (student employees, see above)

State employees requesting an exemption from CSU’s Policy can request an exemption form by emailing hrdiexemptions@fullerton.edu. Include the type of exemption form you are requesting (religious or medical). Please allow 2-3 business days for the appropriate form to be sent to you. 

ASC or ASI employees 

ASC or ASI employees requesting an exemption from CSU’s Policy can request an exemption form by emailing their respect HR departments. Include the type of exemption form you are requesting (religious or medical). Please allow 2-3 business days for the appropriate form to be sent to you.