Campus Health Center

Coronavirus Information

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Submit now for fall

All on-campus students, faculty, and staff should submit their vaccination status before Aug. 2 to comply with the new policy.

Otter Vaccination Registry

CSU vaccination requirement

The CSU announced a new policy requiring all on-campus students to confirm their fully vaccinated status when it becomes effective on our campus Aug. 2, 2021.

For students who plan to continue their studies but do not wish to come to campus during the fall, we encourage you to take advantage of our extended virtual course offerings. The CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will allow students and employees to seek medical and religious exemptions.

All on-campus employees should submit their vaccination status before Aug. 2 to comply with the new policy. Fully vaccinated on-campus employees do not need to test weekly; however, they should seek testing if symptomatic.

Return to Campus for Fall 2021

This page was updated on August 2, 2021

The CSUMB Infectious Disease Response Team will update this page as information becomes available. 

Campus repopulation

Learn more about the campus repopulation phases and what to expect in Fall 2021.

  • Monterey County residents age 12 years and older are eligible to make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination.

    Learn about Monterey County Health Department’s plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations on their webpage. The Monterey County Health Department operates all vaccine clinics, including the drive-through events on CSUMB grounds. 

Report COVID-19 positive cases at CSUMB

All students, faculty, staff, and on-campus contractors who have a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 and who had contact with a campus building, facility, or space in the past 14-days before their test must report immediately through the confidential and secure online form.

CSUMB Covid19 Prevention Plan

Face coverings

California Department of Public Health and the Monterey County Health Officer does not require masks for fully vaccinated individuals, except for the following settings in which everyone is required to wear a mask:

  • On public transit and in transportation hubs
  • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare or other youth settings
  • In healthcare or longterm care facilities
  • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers

Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings. 

Until the university obtains vaccination status for all faculty and staff, employees must wear face-coverings in all indoor spaces, including buildings and classrooms.

As masking requirements reduce, some community members may choose to wear a mask, other personal protective equipment, or continue to use enhanced cleaning practices. As an inclusive campus, we welcome all community members to continue any added health hygiene practices they believe are necessary for their protection or the protection of others. An individual's decision to continue public health practices past a mandate is a personal choice we must respect.

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

  • As of August 2, 2021, CSUMB is aware of 28 campus community members reporting a positive test for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic who had direct contact with the campus. This number only reflects reported cases and only for individuals who had campus contact while infected.

    CSUMB will maintain an accurate count of cases for our community on this webpage, send direct notices if any positive case presents an immediate threat to campus.

    Consistent with the public health department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for infectious disease response, any campus community member identified as having had close contact with a confirmed positive individual while on campus or at a campus-affiliated location may receive direct contact by the appropriate public health authority conducting contact tracing and may receive instruction to quarantine. Any public building visited by a confirmed positive person is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected or temporarily closed, where appropriate.

    All reported cases of COVID-19 | Updated August 2, 2021

    CSUMB tracks all reported cases of positive COVID-19 tests, both on and off-campus. Continuing in a predominantly virtual delivery approach, many of our students, faculty, and staff may be outside of Monterey County or the State of California.


    On-campus 6

    Off-campus 16

    Faculty and staff

    On-campus 18

    Off-campus 19


    On-campus 4

    Off-campus 3

    COVID-19 Case notification

    CSUMB sends email communications to all campus affiliates when all conditions are satisfied:

    1. A public health agency or the campus receives a notice of a confirmed positive case in the CSUMB community.
    2. The individual was recently on the campus or other university-related instructional site while infected.

    Reporting COVID-19 Positive

    If notified that you are confirmed to have COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 reporting form.

  • For more information about the Coronavirus disease in the U.S., visit the CDC Coronavirus webpage.

    If you are required to work on campus, do not come to work if you are sick or symptomatic. Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.

    For tips on staying healthy, go to the Campus Health Center webpage.

    If you are exhibiting symptoms, have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 or believes you may be infected, contact your healthcare provider. COVID-19 testing sites are available throughout Monterey County. Referral to community testing sites do not require a physician’s order, but an appointment is necessary and may be made directly by a patient or their family members.

    All Monterey County residents are eligible for testing, regardless of insurance status. Although OptumServe will bill your insurance company for testing, there is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. To make an appointment, visit the website or call 888-634-1123. You may learn more about Community Testing Sites on the County of Monterey Health Department webpage.

    Steps for prevention

    The CDC recommends that we help respond to this public health threat by taking standard precautions for the prevention of contagious respiratory illnesses like the flu. These steps include:

    • Get vaccinated as soon as possible.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and do not come to work or attend class if you are ill or symptomatic.
    • Wear a mask in all indoor spaces if you are unvaccinated.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are contaminated with germs.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    Self Quarantine and Isolation

    Any person who recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are waiting for test results, or have cough, fever, or shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19 should follow the CDC recommendations related to self quarantine or isolation and practice preventative health behaviors. Additionally, they should continue to monitor for symptoms and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.

    Actions if you are sick

    If you are required to work on campus, do not come to work if you are sick or symptomatic.

    According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

    • Coughing
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

    Or at least two of these symptoms:

    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell


    For students who remain in East Campus housing, if you are sick:

    • Monitor your symptoms carefully.
    • Review the recommendations on the CDC website for managing the illness.
    • Contact your primary health care provider or call the Campus Health Center at 831-582-3965 before visiting either facility to make appropriate arrangements.
    • If notified that you are confirmed to have COVID-19, complete the COVID-19 reporting form.
    • Email or call CSUMB Student Disability Resources at 831-582-3672 promptly if you experience symptoms that impact your course work.

    Faculty and Staff

    Contact your primary health care provider before visiting the provider's office to facilitate appropriate arrangements.

    If notified that you are confirmed to have COVID-19, CSUMB employees should email their manager with information related to a confirmed case of COVID-19. State employees should copy University Personnel and Corporation employees should copy Corporate Human Resources when sending this notice.


CSUMB response to COVID-19