Campus Health Center

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

This page was updated on May 29, 2021

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

The regional stay at home order ended on Jan. 25, however, we continue under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Monterey County remains in the orange-moderate status. This means that some indoor business operations are open with modifications.

Fall 2021 semester

  • CSU announces return to in-person instruction for Fall 2021
  • The CSU system is presently reviewing the process of shifting to primarily in-person instruction for Fall 2021. More information about the safety protocols, procedures, and impacts are forthcoming. CSUMB will work from the Chancellor's office guidance to implement the campus strategy. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. We will continue to post updates to this webpage as they are available and communicate directly to members of the campus community when actionable items arise.

Campus repopulation

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

  • As of April 15, all Monterey County residents age 16 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. Individuals without appointments should avoid the area to allow for efficient and orderly vaccine distribution.

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.

COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Face coverings required

California Department of Public Health and the Monterey County Health Officer requires that all members of the public and workers must wear face coverings when not at home. Members of the Public must wear face coverings, cloth or home-made, when:

  • Inside buildings or waiting in line
  • Working in any business; some jobs may have other safety requirements
  • Seeking healthcare or other health services from a provider
  • Waiting for or riding public or other shared transportation

Our primary concern must continue to be for the health and safety of the students, faculty, and staff at CSUMB.

  • As of May 29, 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 May 28, 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 5

    Off-campus 16

    Faculty and staff

    On-campus 18

    Off-campus 19

    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.

  • COVID-19 is a respiratory disease believed to spread like other respiratory infections or the flu. For more information about the Coronavirus Disease in the US, 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.

    Use of a cloth face covering is required

    The Monterey County Health Officer requires that all members of the public and workers must wear face coverings when not at home.

    N-95 respirators are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

    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.

    Steps for prevention

    COVID-19 is believed to spread like other respiratory viruses. Visit the CDC webpage for current information.

    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.
    • 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 or Cooperation employees should copy Corporate Human Resources when sending this notice.

    CSUMB Employees 65 years or older.

    Based on Governor Newsom's proclamation on March 15, 2020, and consistent with Chancellor White's direction, any CSUMB employee who is 65 years or older or has compromised health conditions should not come to work on campus. These employees should contact their appropriate administrator to discuss options for remote work or temporary leave from work.

CSUMB response to COVID-19