• COVID 19 Information

Exposure and Reporting

CSUN cares about your health and safety and continues to track reported COVID-19 cases among members of our campus community, including students, faculty, and staff. If you have tested positive or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, even if you have not been on campus, please complete the relevant form below.

Submission of the COVID-19 reporting forms will initiate contact tracing.

Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

I am a student or employee who… Your requirements for returning to campus are…
tested positive for COVID-19 The following applies to all, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms.

Isolate for 10 days from the date of the positive COVID-19 test or the date when symptoms started (whichever occurred first).

On or after Day 5, take a COVID-19 test. If all of the following criteria is met, isolation can end, after day 5 and before 10 days.
  • If the COVID-19 test is negative, AND
  • you have been fever free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medicines AND
  • symptoms are not present or are resolving AND
  • submit a negative COVID-19 test result according to the instructions provided by a CSUN Contact Tracer.
If all these criteria are met, isolation can end after Day 5 and you can return to campus.

If your Day 5 COVID-19 test is positive, or if you do not test on Day 5 (or later), you must remain in isolation for 10 days. Once you
  • have been fever free for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medicines AND
  • symptoms are no longer present or are resolving,
your isolation ends at Day 10 and you can return to campus.

If you met the criteria for exiting isolation at Day 5, please read below for additional recommendations and requirements.

If your symptoms are not resolving at Day 10, please continue isolation and seek medical evaluation for clearance to return to campus activities.
tested positive for COVID-19 and met the criteria for exiting isolation after Day 5; If you are a student who met all criteria for exiting isolation after 5 days of isolation, it is strongly recommended that you continue to wear a highly protective mask around others for an additional 5 days.

If you are an employee who met all criteria for exiting isolation after 5 days of isolation, it is required that you wear a highly protective mask when around others in the workplace, except when eating or drinking, for 10 days from the first day of symptoms or positive COVID-19 test, whichever is earlier and to follow the LACDPH and Cal/OSHA Return to Work guidance.

LACDPH Return to Work Guidance

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)
was in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and I have symptoms A close contact is an individual who shared the same indoor airspace with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 or had identifiable symptoms for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

The following applies to all, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection.

If you experience symptoms since a close contact exposure, you are required to:
  • isolate for 5 days or more
  • take a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.
If the COVID-19 test result is positive, then follow the guidelines above for individuals who test positive.

If you are unable or choose not to test for COVID-19 following a close contact exposure, you must
  • remain in quarantine for 10 full days after the known exposure
If you do not have symptoms on Day 11, you may resume campus activities.

Regardless of the duration of isolation, for 10 days following a close contact exposure, students and employees must
  • continue to monitor their health AND
  • wear a highly protective mask around others, except when eating or drinking.
was in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and I have no symptoms (asymptomatic) A close contact is an individual who shared the same indoor airspace (e.g., classrooms, offices, and other similar-sized spaces) with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 or had identifiable symptoms for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

The following applies to all, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection.

If you have no symptoms (asymptomatic), you are not required to quarantine. Instead you must:
  • monitor for symptoms and report onset of new symptoms;
  • wear a highly protective mask around others indoors, except when eating or drinking, for 10 days after the last date of exposure;
  • TEST with an FDA-authorized viral COVID-19 test within 3-5 days since last date of exposure and submit a negative COVID-19 test result according to the instructions provided by a CSUN Contact Tracer.
If the COVID-19 test result is positive, then follow the guidelines above for individuals who test positive.