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Matador Forward

Matadors Forward

January 27, 2022


Dear Matadors,


Welcome back – we hope that your first week of spring semester is off to a great start! We continue to monitor COVID-19 cases and follow Los Angeles County Public Health Department guidelines, and are looking forward to resuming in-person classes on February 14. We can’t wait to see you again, and need your help so we can come back together – safe and strong – as a campus community.




We want to remind you that all students coming on campus must provide certification of a booster shot no later than February 4, 2022 or upon becoming eligible according to CDC guidelines. You can provide your booster certification by logging into the myNorthridge Portal and going to the Vaccination Self-Certification pagelet on the Home tab.


Why a booster? Data from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that booster shots are instrumental in protecting against Omicron and are 90 percent effective against hospitalization with the variant. Your health and safety are our top priority, Matadors. If you haven’t already received your booster shot, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today by visiting


In case you missed it …


On-campus safety

  • Before coming to campus, you must complete a daily health screening survey. Come to campus only if cleared to do so.
  • While on campus you must wear an appropriate mask while inside buildings. Medical or procedure masks are preferred. Cloth masks are no longer recommended. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, masks should pass these requirements:
    • Multi layers – 3 layers minimum
    • Nose wire
    • Water bead test – Water does not soak through mask and instead forms beads on top
    • Allows breathing with minimal restrictions



  • Free COVID testing is available on campus.
  • All students with a vaccination exemption must test each week when on campus.
  • Also, to minimize viral spread, all students are encouraged to take a COVID test before attending their first on-campus class.


Campus Care Resources

  • We realize that many in our Matador community are struggling with the impacts of the pandemic. We encourage you to seek out the many mental health and well-being resources available through CSUN’s new Campus Care Recovery Plan.


As always, please regularly visit the MATADORS FORWARD website for the latest guidance and information, including updated student FAQs. Should you have any questions about vaccinations, boosters or testing you may contact the Student Heath Center at (818) 677-3666.


In true Matador spirit, we’ve done an amazing job of looking out for one another during these challenging times. Thank you, Matadors. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Mary Beth Walker, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Colin Donahue, Vice President for Administration and Finance & CFO