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COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations: Students

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.

COVID-19 Campus Testing Information

Individuals who are experiencing symptoms or who have been exposed to COVID-19 on or off campus will have access to testing.

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

Testing for Symptomatic Individuals at Student Wellness

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

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 or later after the last exposure. Testing for individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 is available on campus by appointment at Student Wellness

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 must submit their vaccination record for verification online through a third-party vendor, Point and Click Solutions (PNC), that is HIPAA compliant.

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.

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.