The CSU Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

The safety and well-being of California State University students, faculty and staff are foundational concerns for the institution. During the current health emergency, the CSU is following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Department of State.

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Latest Coronavirus Updates

January 6​, 2022

Campus-specific Coronavirus Updates for Spring 2022 Term

​​​​​​​​Amid the recent surge of COVID-19, leaders at each of the CSU's 23 campuses across the state continue to monitor regional public health data that may impact the start of the spring 2022 term.​

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December 22​, 2021

The California State University to Require COVID-19 Vaccination Booster for Spring 2022 Term​

​​​​The California State University announced today that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing university facilities or programs to receive a vaccine booster shot in order to be fully immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and in compliance with the university's COVID-19 vaccination policy.​

August 27, 2021

CSU Students Reach Out to the Unvaccinated​

​​​​Students are influencing community members to get past the misconceptions, fears and lack of access to get the COVID-19 vaccine.​

​August 23, 2021

CSU Statement on FDA's Full Approval ​of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine​

​​​​California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro released the following statement on the FDA's approval of the Pfizer vaccine.​

July 27, 2021

California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

​​​​The California State University announced today that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

June 30, 2021

Cal State LA Vaccination Center Closing

The Cal State LA Vaccination Center, operated by the city of Los Angeles, closed on June 30. Cal State LA strongly encourages students, faculty and staff to receive vaccinations when they are available to you. There are many locations offering the vaccine.

June 28, 2021

Rapid Response

See how the CSU is addressing the economic consequences of COVID-19.

June 21, 2021

L.A. County Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Sites to be Replaced by Smaller Ones this Month

On Monday, the county will close the Cal State Northridge site. People who received their first dose there have appointments to get their second dose at the nearby Balboa Sports Complex.

June 9, 2021

CSU Campuses Join COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge

The CSU pledges to be a Vaccine Champion University as part of new White House effort aimed at increasing vaccinations for younger Americans.

May 5, 2021

CSU Expands Vaccine Availability with New Partnerships

Many CSU campuses now offer even more options for students and employees to get their COVID-19 shots, thanks to unique partnerships with national pharmacies and local hospitals.

April 22, 2021

CSU to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Upon FDA Approval

In the interest of maintaining the health and safety of students, employees, guests and all members of campus communities, the California State University (CSU) joined the University of California (UC) today (April 22, 2021) in announcing that the universities intend to require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

February 8, 2021

Cal State LA to Serve as Test Site for COVID-19 Vaccination

To expedite the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Biden Administration plans to open 100 test sites in the first 100 days in office. In California, two mass vaccination centers have been identified as part of the pilot project: California State University, Los Angeles and Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. These areas were targeted in an effort to reach underrepresented communities that have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Both sites are planning to be operational by February 16. To find out when you will be eligible to receive the vaccine, visit MyTurn.

In addition to the federal test sites, a number of CSU campuses are being used by county health agencies or third-party vendors to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to their students, faculty and staff. Contact your campus for further details.

February 5, 2021

Chancellor Joseph I. Castro Addresses Fall 2021 Plan for Return to In-Person Classes During Joint CSU Academic Affairs Council – Student Affairs Council Meeting

“Through our work and decision-making, in our campus announcements, through our daily teaching, counseling and advising, in our planning for fall 2021 – it’s imperative that we model and instill in our students and their families a respect for science, a reliance on data and a standard of truth,” Chancellor Castro discussed the importance of centering science in the Fall 2021 CSU plan for return to majority in-person classes.

December 12, 2020

Help Slow the Spread

Throughout the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSU has continuously stepped up as a leader in California. The university has provided invaluable guidance and assistance to those in need, whether it was the switch to virtual instruction, providing mental health resources, supplying medical equipment to essential workers or heroes showing up on the front lines.

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Information for CSU Employees

View COVID-19 related information concerning leaves/salary continuation, payroll, benefits, employee assistance programs, and retirement.

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Information for CSU Students

The CSU is committed to helping students overcome college admissions challenges presented by the physical closures of schools.

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Campus-Related Information​

All CSU campuses have emergency preparedness plans and policies and are wellprepared to address challenges and disruptions relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please check your campus for specific information.


Government Information

The federal and state governments have the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19. Please visit the links below to learn the latest news