Otters reminded to keep our campus safe

Students masked at the Otter Showcase on campus

Students at the Otter Showcase on campus | Photo by Tatiana Muniz

February 4, 2022

As we conclude the second week of the spring 2022 semester, we remain steadfast in our commitment to health and safety. As is expected from all Otters, our community continues to place collective well-being as a high priority. We have kept relatively low incidents of positive cases on campus since after our first day of the semester through all of your efforts. Our community has primarily adopted wearing more protective masks and continues to follow the directions of not coming to campus if sick. This high level of community conscientiousness is necessary as we move toward the endemic phase of COVID-19. Precautions are still needed, and compliance with the policies and procedures is a must to safeguard our campus.

Vaccinations and booster

Proof of booster was due by Friday, Feb. 4, to comply with university vaccination requirements, but please take the time to do so now if you have not already.

A step-by-step guide for completing the Otter Vaccination Registry is below. You may complete the OVR on your mobile device and after you have a photo of your vaccination card, the process only take a couple of minutes to enter all your vaccination dates.

If you previously submitted evidence of a medical or religious exemption, you must do so again to adhere to the booster requirement.

Employees represented by CFA have until Feb. 25 to submit proof of booster.

All other represented employees may wait until the meet and confer process is completed.

Submit your booster to OVR

Get vaccinated and a booster, then provide proof in the Otter Vaccination Registry.

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 If 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 web username 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.

After submitting your information, the system will display an information page confirming that you completed the requirement to submit your vaccination and booster information to CSUMB.

Do not come to campus if you are sick

  1. If you have any common symptom of COVID-19, do not come to campus except to visit the campus testing site in the Otter Student Union for a walk-in COVID-19 test.
  2. If you do not have symptoms but had recent close contact, within 6-feet for 15 cumulative minutes in 24hrs, with a COVID-19 positive individual, complete the CSUMB COVID-19 reporting form and select the appropriate option for close contact reporting.

Wear a mask in all indoor spaces

KF94, KN95, or N95 masks provide more protection. The university now provides KN95 masks for free in all campus buildings and classrooms.

Get a vaccine and a booster

Provide proof of booster in the Otter Vaccination Registry.