Campus Health Center

Coronavirus Information

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Submit vaccination status

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

Otter Vaccination Registry

Indoor mask mandate

CSUMB has an indoor mask mandate in place throughout campus, which, in addition to our vaccination and testing rates, has kept COVID-19 transmission exceptionally low. The state and county order does not change the status quo on campus.

  • Policy

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

    • All on-campus unvaccinated, in-progress of vaccination and unboostered 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, please resubmit after each change in vaccination status.

    View CSU Policy

    Otter Vaccination Registry

    • All students and employees affiliated with the university, regardless of in person or virtual only status, are required to submit their vaccination status to the Otter Vaccination Registry.
    • All new and current students are to submit proof of vaccination status to comply with the policy.
    • When you submit your vaccination status and documentation to the OVR, your submission confirmation is an email with the subject header: CSUMB Vaccination Registry, which will contain information for the not fully vaccinated weekly testing requirement.
    • If you experience technical issues uploading your document in the OVR, please email ovr@csumb.edu your vaccination status information and documentation.
    • 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.

    OVR Security

    • 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.
    • Access to the OVR is limited to the Senior Director of Health and Wellness Services and the COVID-19 Exposure Tracing team.

    How to submit to the OVR

    1. Have your vaccination card ready to enter your information.
      • If you don't have your vaccination card, locate your California digital Immunization Card online at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.govIf you received your vaccinations in another state, check with the appropriate state or vaccine administrating provider.
    2. Have an image of your vaccination card ready to upload. The file types that work best are JPG, PNG, and PDF.
      • If you are using your phone to upload your information, we suggest taking a photo of your card before starting the submission process.
    3. Visit the new Otter Vaccination Registry. The interface is updated and requires submitting information for each vaccination dose separately. You will need to log in using your CSUMB webusername and password.
      • Follow the prompts to complete each question in the form.
      • Upload your proof of vaccination file.
      • Add each vaccination dose separately using the 'add another dose' link when needed.
    4. After entering all information, be sure to select 'submit' at the bottom of the page.

     

    Students

    All students, whether in-person or virtual, are to submit proof of vaccination status to comply with the policy.

    • 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, including boosters, may return to campus, but must test weekly until they are fully vaccinated.
    • Students who registered their not fully vaccination status and are not accessing any campus facilities are not required to test weekly. 

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

    Employees

    All 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.
    • 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, second floor, rooms #208 and #210
      • open Monday through Friday, excluding campus holidays (see spring schedule below)
      • 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., including noon to 1 p.m.
    • CSUMB COVID-19 testing is for employees and students only. No family members at this time.

     

    This page includes:

    • Negative Test Required for Return to Campus Housing

    • Weekly Required Testing for Not Vaccinated or No Booster

    • Spring 2022 - COVID-19 Testing Information

    • COVID-19 Test Type and Process

    • 2022 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

     

    Negative Test Required for Return to Campus Housing

    • Whether you are returning to campus housing or you commute to campus each day, if you are sick or had recent close contact, within 6-feet for 15 cumulative minutes in 24hrs, with a COVID-19 positive individual – Do Not Come to Campus or access campus facilities. 
    • If you received a positive COVID-19 test result from an off-campus test site, complete the CSUMB COVID-19 positive form. Do not access campus until completing your 10-days of isolation (do not test with a rapid or PCR test to exit isolation on day 11 or any day prior to 10 days).
    • If you have recently recovered from COVID-19, having completed 10 days of isolation, and your next rapid test results positive, please arrive with your positive test result proof along with a completed Monterey County attestation form with the dates of your isolation. Do not test with a PCR, which will continue to result positive for up to 90 days.
    • New students moving in, please bring proof of a negative COVID-19 test, completed no more than 48 hours before you arrive on campus to expedite the move-in process. 
      • Plan ahead to have your digital or printed proof of a negative test that includes your name, date of the test result, and test negative result before you arrive on campus. 
      • If you arrive on campus and do not have proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the previous 48 hours, you must visit the CSUMB COVID-19 testing site (location below). Proof of negative test will be in a digital format via the MyChart app, which you will register for at the CSUMB COVID-19 test site. Please note that the testing site is walk-in only. 
      • Your family members may not wait in the testing line with you as the CSUMB COVID-19 test site is only for students and employees. Please have family members wait in their vehicles. All visitors must adhere to distancing and mask requirements while on campus.
    • Returning residents must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, completed no more than 48 hours before you arrive on campus, or they must receive a test at the campus testing center before they may return to their student housing unit.

     

    Weekly Required Testing for Not Vaccinated or No Booster 

    All students, faculty, and staff who have not been vaccinated or received a booster must test weekly beginning Monday, Jan. 24; this includes: 

    • not vaccinated with the initial two or one dose vaccine series
    • has submitted a medical or religious exemption from the vaccine series or the booster
    • those who have not yet received a booster, eligible or not

    Booster eligibility: five months from the second Pfizer or Moderna dose and two months after the J&J vaccine

    Schedule today! Call the Campus Health Center at 831-582-3965 to schedule the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series or your booster. You may also locate other vaccine or booster locations on myturn.ca.gov

    Weekly testing based on vaccination status and location

    • If you are fully vaccinated with the booster dose you are not required to test weekly for COVID-19 whether you are on campus or remain off campus; however, you should seek testing if symptomatic.
      • On campus: Seek testing at the CSUMB testing site. Positive results will be reported to the university. 
      • Off campus: If you received a positive COVID-19 test result from an off-campus test site, complete the CSUMB COVID-19 positive form to receive isolation guidance.
    • If you are not fully vaccination up to the booster dose (due to ineligibility or have registed in the OVR with a religious or medical exemption from the vaccine series and booster), and remain off campus at all times, you are not required to test weekly on or off campus. 
      •  If you contract COVID-19 and received a positive COVID-19 test result from an off-campus test site, complete the CSUMB COVID-19 positive form to receive isolation guidance.
    • If you are not fully vaccination up to the booster dose (due to ineligibility or have registed in the OVR with a religious or medical exemption from the vaccine series and booster) and you are on campus, you must test weekly until you are fully vaccinated.
      • If you contract COVID-19, you may resume weekly required testing after completing your 10 days of isolation. Your rapid test may or may not result as positive on your next test, but will stop reporting positive in the following weeks.
      • If you are unable to access the CSUMB COVID-19 testing site, you must access weekly rapid/antigen testing off campus (locations options below) and submit the results by completing a Off Site Test Submission form by Sunday evening.

     

    Spring 2022 - COVID-19 Testing Information

    • CSUMB provides free COVID-19 rapid/antigen testing at the Otter Student Union, second floor, rooms #208 and #210
      • open Monday through Friday, excluding campus holidays8 a.m. through 4 p.m., including noon to 1 p.m.
    • Spring Break - Open 4 days: Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30, and Friday, April 1
    • 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 and may attend during their non-work schedule. 

    Testing Schedule Closures

    • Spring Break: CLOSED only on Thursday, March 31 (Campus Holiday).
    • Campus Holiday: CLOSED on Monday, May 30.

    Weekend Testing

    • On the weekends, the CSUMB COVID-19 testing site is closed.
    • 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.
    • You may access free COVID testing in Monterey County and iSanta Cruz County. 

     

    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. 

     

    2022 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

    Isolation guidance will be provided to you by the Exposure Tracing Analyst, University Personnel and Corporation Human Resources representatives. 

    • As of Monday 2/28/22, CSUMB will follow the CDC’s latest isolation guidance for students and employees. The Exposure Tracing Analysts will inform all positive individuals to isolate for 10-days, and will provide guidance on testing when symptom free to possibly exit isolation between days 5 and 10.

     

    Quarantine guidance will be provided to you by the Exposure Tracing Analyst, University Personnel and Corporation Human Resources representatives. 

    • Exposure to a close contact: when within six feet of a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 positive individual 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.

    If you do not have symptoms, follow these steps. If you are experiencing symptoms test immediatly and isolate until results.

    • If you have not received a booster and have been in close contact:
      • Do Not Come to Campus. 
      • Complete the CSUMB COVID-19 reporting form and select the appropriate option for close contact reporting.
      • On the fifth day, visit the campus testing site in the Otter Student Union for a walk-in COVID-19 test.
      • If you receive a negative test - you may return to campus.
    • If you have received a booster and do not have symptoms:
      • Complete the CSUMB COVID-19 reporting form and select the appropriate option for close contact reporting.
      • Monitor for symptoms for ten days from your day of contact with the COVID-19 positive person.
        • If you experience any symptoms, Do Not Come to Campus and get a COVID-19 test.
      • Wear KF94, KN95 or N95 masks at all times in any indoor space.
      • On the fifth day, visit the campus testing site in the Otter Student Union for a walk-in COVID-19 test.

     

    Quarantine and Testing Guidance:

    Per CDC, CDPH and Monterey County Isolation, Quarantine and Testing guidelines, please follow the Quarantine and Testing Guidance based on vaccin and booster status.

    Boosters:

    1. If you are:

    • Unvaccinated
    • Vaccinated and eligible for booster, but have not received the booster dose

    You will:

    • Plan to quarantine through 10 days from your last contact with the COVID-19 positive person.
    • Test on or after day 5 
    • If test is POSITIVE, isolate for 10 days.
    • If test is NEGATIVE, it is recommended to test again by day 7 to confirm the day 5 negative result. If you do not have symptoms you may exit quarantine. Continue to monitor for symptoms and test immediately upon symptom onset and follow 10 day isolation.

    2. If you are:

    • Vaccinated and have received the booster dose
    • Vaccinated, but NOT yet eligible for the booster 

    You will:

    • NOT quarantine
    • Monitor for symptoms for 10 days from your day of contact with the COVID-19 positive person.
    • Test on or after day 5
    • If test is POSITIVE, isolate for 10 days.
    • If test is NEGATIVE, it is recommended to test again by day 7 to confirm the day 5 negative result. Continue to monitor for symptoms and test immediately upon symptom onset and follow 10 day isolation.

    3. If you have tested COVID-19 positive, using a viral test, within the past 90-days:

    You will:

    • NOT quarantine. You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.
    • NOT test on or after day 5
    • Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
    • If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results. 
  • 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 May 12, 2022

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

325

110

10

Off-campus

281

121

7

Total

606

231

17

  • 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.

  • Positive case contact tracing identifies locations on campus where a COVID-19 positive individual may have come into contact with others during their infectious period. During contact tracing, health professionals each out to individuals known to have had close contact. If you are not contacted, no specific action is necessary.

    Individuals who accessed the same area on or after the date indicated are advised to self-monitor for symptoms as you may or may not have been exposed to the virus. Contact your healthcare provider if you are exhibiting symptoms, have been in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, or believe you may be infected. All students, faculty, and staff may attend walk-in testing at the on-campus testing site. Monterey County residents are eligible for testing, regardless of insurance status. To make an appointment, visit the website or call 888-634-1123. Report on-campus confirmed positive COVID-19 cases using the online form.

    On-campus confirmed case affected locations and dates

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

  • Monterey County residents age 5 years and older are eligible to make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination.

    Learn about Monterey County Health Department’s distribution effort for COVID-19 vaccinations on their webpage.  

  • CSUMB values openness and inclusion. The CSUMB community does not accept xenophobic behaviors expressed through speech, harassment, the spreading of misinformation, or misinformed decision-making.

    Anyone experiencing incidents of xenophobia or harassment may report the incident, and seek additional support from the CSUMB Personal Growth & Counseling Center, Otter Cross-Cultural Center and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

  • Students who feel stressed or overwhelmed may contact the Personal Growth & Counseling Center by calling 831-582-3969 to inquire about a screening appointment for brief counseling. After-hours support continues on the same PGCC number.

    PGCC also offers You@CSUMB, an online well-being platform helping students engage with a variety of physical wellness, mental health and academic support resources. Use your Otter ID and password to create an account.

    University employees and any member of their household may contact the confidential Employee Assistance Program by calling 1-800-367-7474, available 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

    University and Corporation employees may also utilize You@CSUMB to access a variety of resources.

    Corporation employees may contact The Hartford at 1-800-96-HELPS (3577).

  • The CSU announced a new policy requiring all on-campus students to confirm their fully vaccinated status.

    Individuals are considered fully vaccinated after meeting the requirements of either A or B:

    A. mRNA Vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna)

    Completion of an mRNA vaccine primary series, and are not yet eligible for any booster dose; or

    Completion of an mRNA vaccine primary series, and receipt of all booster dose(s) of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations and subject to availability.

    Or

    B. Janssen Vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)

    Completion of a Janssen vaccine primary does, and are not yet eligible for any booster dose; or

    Completion of a Janssen vaccine primary dose, and receipt of all booster dose(s) of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations and subject to availability.

    Boosters must be received within 30 days of an employee’s eligibility; however, an individual will be considered fully vaccinated once they receive all CDC recommended boosters for which they are eligible.