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Submit vaccination status

All on-campus students, faculty, and staff who have not already submitted their vaccination status should do so now.

Otter Vaccination Registry
  • Masks must be worn in all indoor spaces by both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The requirement applies to students, faculty, staff, contractors, volunteers, and the public in all areas, including classrooms, offices, and common and public spaces inside residence halls.

    Masks are not required in single-occupancy private offices or conference rooms with the door closed. They are also not required in single-occupancy residence hall rooms.

    If you are a student who may need accommodation due to the facial covering requirement, email Student Disability Resources or call 831-582-3672.

    Face-to-face class masking requirements

    Effective Aug. 13, masks must be worn in all indoor spaces by both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Read more

    Masking in a vehicle for university business

    If you are participating in university business (including athletic travel) and field trips you must wear a face mask in all vehicles.

    What employees can do if someone is not adhering to mask policy

    1. Politely inform the person that at CSUMB, masks must be worn in all indoor spaces by both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. They are welcome to wear their mask, or we can provide them with one to wear over both their nose and mouth.
    2. If they do not want to wear a mask, ask them to kindly exit the room, building, or classroom.
    3. If a person still refuses, politely inform them that the university policy is not optional and:

    If the person not adhering is a student:

    • If they are a student, let them know they are subject to discipline under the Student Conduct Procedures.
    • If the student becomes disruptive, follow your usual process for a disruptive student in a classroom.
    • General mask non-compliance concerns may also be reported to Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at this email address: safety@csumb.edu.

    If the person not adhering is faculty and staff:

    • Contact your supervisor
    • General mask non-compliance concerns may also be reported to Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at this email address: safety@csumb.edu.
    • You may report the incident to Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and CARE Team (for referral of students).
  • COVID-19 Testing

    • CSUMB provides free COVID-19 rapid/antigen testing at the Otter Student Union since Monday, August 23, 2021. 
    • CSUMB COVID-19 testing is for employees and students only. No family members at this time.
    • COVID-19 diagnostic testing will be recommended by the CSUMB COVID-19 Testing Site and Campus Health Center medical staff, and the Exposure Tracing Analysts. See below on when to test based on vaccination status and if symptomatic.
    • Exempted-unvaccinated and in-progress-of-vaccination students and employees are required to test weekly. Testing will be monitored, and those who fail to comply with testing requirements will face disciplinary action.
    • Anyone who has contracted COVID-19 within the last 90 days should not participate in ongoing testing.

    COVID-19 Testing Site Information

    Beginning, Monday, September 20, 2021

    • Vaccinated campus community tests in Otter Student Union building, second floor, room #210
    • Exempted-Unvaccinated campus community tests in Otter Student Union building, second floor, room #208 (next door to #210)
    • Both testing rooms are open:
      • Monday through Friday, excluding campus holidays
      • 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., including noon to 1 p.m.
    • Individuals seeking clinical services at the COVID-19 testing site must arrive wearing a face covering and remain masked until informed to temporarily lower it.
    • Food and drinks are not allowed inside the COVID-19 Testing Site. 

    Employees must receive supervisor approval to test during work hours or may attend during their non-work schedule. 

    2021 Holiday Testing Schedule

    • Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11: The CSUMB's COVID-19 Testing Site is closed. Open on Friday, November 12. 
    • Thanksgiving Week: The CSUMB COVID-19 Testing Site is open Monday, November 22 - Wednesday, November 24. Closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.
      • Student Required testing is postponed the week of Monday, November 22 - Sunday, November 28, and resumes Monday, November 29.
      • Employee Required testing continues through week of Monday, November 22 - Sunday, November 28.
    • End of Fall Semester:
      • Required testing for Students and Employees ends Friday, December 17, at 4pm.
      • The CSUMB's COVID-19 Testing Site is open Monday, December 20 - Wednesday, December 22.
      • The CSUMB's COVID-19 Testing Site is closed Thursday, December 23 - Friday, December 31.

    2022 Spring Testing Schedule

    • The CSUMB's COVID-19 Testing Site is open Monday, January 3.
      • Employee Required testing resumes Monday, January 3.
    • Student Required testing resumes Monday, January 24.

    Weekend Testing

    • On the weekends, both COVID-19 testing sites are closed.
    • You may access free COVID testing in Monterey County and iSanta Cruz County.
    • Students: we recommend you call a Doctors on Duty clinic that is open on weekends to discuss your symptoms and inquire about their COVID-19 testing off campus. If you visit any Doctors on Duty clinic, a current CSUMB identification is required for no-cost or discounted fees on additional services you may need. 

    COVID-19 Test Type and Process

    • Rapid/Antigen: Point-of-care tests are diagnostic tests which provide results within minutes rather than hours. 
    • PCR: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in upper and lower respiratory specimens. Tests may take anywhere from 24 hours to 7 days to process depending on current case rates. 
      • If the individual is symptomatic with a negative rapid test result, they are asked to also take a PCR test. The testing staff will perform the sample collection by inserting a soft tip swab on a long, flexible stick to collect respiratory material found in the nasopharyngeal cavity. The swab is sealed in a tube and sent to a laboratory for processing. Nasopharyngeal sample demonstration
      • PCRs will be billed to the individuals insurance. All insurances cover the costs for any member who has a potential or known exposure. There is no out of pocket cost or copay for processing a PCR at the CSUMB COVID-19 Testing Clinic. 
        • If a student is uninsured, Doctors on Duty will bill a state fund to cover the PCR cost for the uninsured student. 

    Testing Guidance By Vaccination Status

    Vaccinated 

    If in close contact with a positive individual, submit the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form. A Exposure Tracing Analyst will support in determining if you meet the close contact definition and provide the following guidance.

    Close contact: within six feet of a COVID-19 case for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or greater in any 24-hour period within or overlapping with the high-risk exposure period, regardless of the use of face coverings.

    • Vaccinated and NOT Experiencing Symptoms
      • No quarantine required
      • Testing is recommended between 3 to 5 days after exposure
        • No testing recommended if previously tested positive within 90 days
      • If symptoms develop follow the below steps for vaccinated and experiencing symptoms 
    • Vaccinated and ARE Experiencing Symptoms 
      • 10-day quarantine is required
      • Test immediately 
        • Even if previously contracted COVID-19
        • If the rapid test is negative a PCR test should be requested
      • Individuals should continue to quarantine for 10 days while waiting for PCR test results and symptoms to resolve
      • If test is positive, isolation replaces quarantine to complete the 10 days from the onset of symptoms

    Exempted-UnVaccinated 

    • Exempted-unvaccinated and in progress of vaccination individuals who will be on campus are required to test weekly at the CSUMB COVID-19 testing site. 
    • In progress of vaccination individuals are also required to test weekly until meeting their fully vaccinated date, which is two weeks following their final vaccination.
    • Exemption-Unvaccinated and In Progress of Vaccination individuals have Monday - Friday to test, and will be contacted at the beginning of the following week should they not fulfill their testing requirement. University Personnel, Corporation HR, and Student Conduct will be involved.
    • When unvaccinated individuals become fully COVID-19 vaccinated they will need to report a new vaccination status in the Otter Vaccination Registry. Upon completing their fully vaccinated status (two weeks following last dosage) they will no longer be required to test weekly. 
    • If in close contact with a positive individual, submit the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form. A Exposure Tracing Analyst will support in determining if you meet the close contact definition and provide the following guidance.

    Close contact: within six feet of a COVID-19 case for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or greater in any 24-hour period within or overlapping with the high-risk exposure period, regardless of the use of face coverings.

    • Not Vaccinated and NOT Experiencing Symptoms
      • 10-day quarantine is required
      • Testing is recommended between 3 to 5 days after exposure
        • No testing recommended if previously tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days
      • Required to quarantine even if test result is negative
      • If test is positive, isolation replaces quarantine to complete the 10 days 
    • Not Vaccinated and ARE Experiencing Symptoms 
      • 10-day quarantine is required
      • Test immediately 
        • Even if previously contracted COVID-19
        • If the rapid test is negative a PCR test should be requested
      • Individuals should continue to quarantine for 10 days while waiting for PCR test results and symptoms to resolve
      • If test is positive, isolation replaces quarantine to complete the 10 days from the onset of symptoms
  • Complete the confidential and secure COVID-19 reporting form if:

    • If you tested at an off campus testing site and your test result is positive.
    • Regardless of presently being on or off campus, if you are exposed to someone who is COVID-19 positive.
    • Regardless if you tested on or off campus, if you test negative on a rapid test and you are waiting for the results of a PCR test. 
    • Anyone can submit the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form for someone who is too ill to self-submit or have disclosed to you that they are positive and they have not submitted a report. Either inform the student or employee to submit a COVID-19 Reporting form or tell them you will do it for them. You will need to keep them on the phone until you complete the necessary information on the report.

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