Campus Health Center

Coronavirus Information

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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
  • Policy

    The CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy allows students and employees to seek medical and religious exemptions.

    • All on-campus unvaccinated or in-progress of vaccination individuals are required to test weekly.
    • Fully-vaccinated on-campus students and employees do not need to test weekly, but should seek testing if symptomatic. 
    • If there is a change to your vaccination status, from unvaccinated to in progress, in progress to fully vaccinated, please resubmit after each change in vaccination status.

    View CSU Policy

    Otter Vaccination Registry

    • All students and employees are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry to be on campus.
    • The Senior Director of Health and Wellness Services oversees the Otter Vaccination Registry. Access to the system is limited to the director and the COVID-19 Exposure Tracing team.
    • The Otter Vaccination Registry form is behind Okta requiring sign-in/verification of the user that is submitting the proof. The connection to the form is encrypted. Once the document is sent it is stored in a CSUMB on-site document store that as an employee likely already contains their private information. The document store itself is encrypted for both the files and database entries that it stores.
    • When you submit your vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry, your confirmation is an email with the subject header ‘Received’.
    • For those experiencing issues uploading information and documentation into the OVR, can be assisted by the Exposure Tracing team. Employees may email Exposure Tracing Analyst Johanna Casler, and Students may email Frankie Carrillo.
    • If you have misplaced or lost your vaccination card, and you were vaccinated in California, you may retrieve your vaccination information at Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record.

    Students

    All on-campus students should submit proof of vaccination status to comply with the policy prior to returning to campus.

    • Students who have registered their fully vaccinated status are not required to test weekly for COVID-19; however, they should seek testing if symptomatic.
    • Students who are in progress to be fully vaccinated may return to campus, but must test weekly until they are fully vaccinated — two weeks after their final vaccination.

    According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

    Students with university housing reservations and student-athletes must submit proof of vaccination or exemption or they will not be eligible to move into housing. If you are waiting for your second vaccination date, you may still upload your vaccination status proof to demonstrate you are in progress to be fully vaccinated, and follow weekly testing requirements.

    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.

    Employees

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

    Non-represented and CSUEU employees

    On-campus unvaccinated and in-progress-of-vaccination employees must test weekly. Weekly testing requirements will end when an employees becomes fully vaccinated — two weeks after their final vaccination.

    Represented employees

    Represented employees will not be subject to disciplinary action while the CSU is in the meet and confer process with its labor unions.

  • 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.

    If the person not adhering is faculty and staff:

  • 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. 

    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.

    Report a Case

  • Do not come to campus if you are sick or symptomatic. Seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.

    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, including on campus. Referral to community testing sites do not require a physician’s order, but an appointment may be 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

    Personal Protective Measures are actions students and employees are strongly encouraged to maintain in order to ensure your own and others health and safety.

    • COVID-19 vaccination
    • Perform daily self-check (monitor symptoms/temperature checks)
    • Diagnosis/post-exposure COVID-19 testing
    • Avoid crowds and physical contact
    • Wear face coverings or N95 respirators and face shields
    • Maintain comfortable distance (three to six-foot distances)
    • Thoroughly wash hands
    • Custodial cleaning daily high touch points, daily routine of public areas, and enhanced cleaning weekly in all areas
    • Clean public work spaces before use (supplies are available) 

    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.

  • Do not come to work or class 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
     

    Students

    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.

    If tested positive, students will stay home and isolate for 10 days. If they live in housing, Student Housing and Residential Life (SHRL) and the Care Team will assist with student needs. There will be on-campus exposure tracing for anyone the student had close contact with (within six feet for 15 or more minutes cumulative over 24 hours). Depending on the status of the case (if an outbreak or athlete), this may trigger a testing protocol. If the students feel well enough, they can take virtual classes.

     

    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, complete the COVID-19 reporting form. 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.

    If tested positive, employees will stay home and isolate for 14 days (or 10 depending on UP/University Corporation HR’s guidance and the rule at the time). They should also immediately report a positive test result using the online form and self-isolate. If employees are feeling well enough, they can work remotely. There will be on-campus exposure response tracing for anyone the employee had close contact with (within six feet for 15 or more minutes cumulative over 24 hours). Depending on the status of the case (if an outbreak), this may trigger a testing protocol.

     

All reported cases | Updated Oct. 22, 2021

CSUMB's tally of all reported cases of positive COVID-19, both on and off-campus, from the start of the pandemic.

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Case location

Students

Faculty and staff

Contractors

On-campus

37

22

4

Off-campus

38

24

3

Total

75

46

 7

  • 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.

    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 positive

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