Dear CSUN Students,
This message follows-up on the MATADORS FORWARD message sent to all students last Friday. As you may have heard, earlier today, the California State University announced that it would not wait for any further action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and now will require students, faculty and staff who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The policy also provides for an exemption for medical or religious reasons. Consistent with the Chancellor’s statement, CSUN students must certify full vaccination status no later than September 30.
Students coming to campus who have not provided certification of vaccination status prior to the start of the fall semester, August 30, will be required to participate in a free COVID-19 screening testing program each week when coming to campus. Students who become fully vaccinated will not need to be tested.
With the rise of the Delta variant, it is important to get your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Vaccination appointments are free and available through myturn.ca.gov. Please note that it takes four to six weeks to become fully vaccinated. With just weeks remaining until the start of the fall semester, the time to act is now.
CSUN is developing an online procedure where you will be able to attest that you are fully vaccinated and, if you have a copy of your immunization records, upload that information on a confidential electronic health record provided by the Klotz Student Health Center. All you’ll need to do is complete a daily health screening survey before coming to campus.
We will provide you with more information soon on the details of the testing and attestation process.
As we shared last week, masks will continue to be required in indoor common areas, as required by public health agencies and the CSU system. Please continue to visit the MATADORS FORWARD website for the latest guidance and information.
This fall holds tremendous promise for our entire university community, and today’s announcement provides another important tool for us to resume on-campus activities and learning, together. Thank you for all you are doing to move Matadors Forward.
Fall 2021 Tactical Repopulation Team Chairs:
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