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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California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro released the following statement on the FDA's approval of the Pfizer vaccine.
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.
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.
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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.
The CSU pledges to be a Vaccine Champion University as part of new White House effort aimed at increasing vaccinations for younger Americans.
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.
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.
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
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.
“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.
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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View COVID-19 related information concerning leaves/salary continuation, payroll, beneﬁts, employee assistance programs, and retirement.
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The CSU is committed to helping students overcome college admissions challenges presented by the physical closures of schools.
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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.
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
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
CDC Handwashing Guidelines
National Institutes of Health
U.S. State Department Travel Advisories
Updated Information and Resources
State COVID-19 Resources
California Department of Public Health
California Department of Public Health Updates