Vaccine Requirement Q&A
On April 22 the CSU and UC systems announced that all members of the campus communities will be required to be immunized. View Announcement
What is the vaccine requirement?
California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) announced on April 22 that the universities intend to require employees and students who are accessing any university location to be immunized against the virus that causes COVID-19.
When will the requirement begin?
This requirement becomes effective at the beginning of the fall 2021 term, or upon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final approval of the vaccine — whichever occurs later — provided that there is adequate local availability of the fully approved vaccines.
Are there exemptions or accommodations?
The vaccination requirement allows for students and employees to seek an exemption based on medical or religious grounds. If an individual is provided an accommodation and does not receive the vaccine, they will be COVID-19 tested on a regular basis (at no charge).
When will the policy be finalized?
The policy and related implementation details are under development and will be made available as soon as possible after consultation with stakeholders.
What should members of the community do now?
The university strongly encourages all members of our respective university communities to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it is available to them through their health care provider or vaccine clinics.
How will we provide proof of vaccination?
Instructions for uploading your vaccination record can be found here.