Health and Safety Policies and Protocols
The most up-to-date information about campus health and safety policies and protocols including masking, vaccinations and boosters, training and more can be found here.
Vaccination and Booster Policy
Vaccinations against COVID-19 are no longer required. The CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy has been updated to strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for faculty, staff and students who are accessing university facilities or programs. Current vaccination and booster rates among the campus community remain high and COVID-19 vaccination and boosters are readily available through retail pharmacies, ambulatory care clinics, and through https://www.vaccines.gov/.
As of October 3, 2022, the wearing of masks is encouraged in classrooms, laboratories, the University Library and indoor spaces but no longer required.
We will continue to require masking at the Klotz Student Health Center for our staff, patients, and visitors. Additionally, for employees and students who test positive and are subsequently cleared to return to campus after their isolation period, masking may be required as directed by our contact tracers.
For individuals who prefer to wear masks, we welcome this and support your decision to do so.
MEETS MASK STANDARDS
Employees may request a medical-grade or KN95 mask from their Department COVID Coordinator and may request a N95 respirator by completing the N95 Respirator Voluntary Use Request Form.
COVID-19 Coordinator Listings
COVID-19 Coordinators can place orders for COVID-19 related supplies such as masks, hand and surface sanitizers, workspace barriers, etc. and they can answer questions about the university’s COVID-19 policies and procedures. Organized by building, you can find contact information for your COVID-19 coordinator by visiting COVID-19 Coordinator Listings.
Online Training: Safety in the Workplace During COVID-19
Per California OSHA requirements, all employees are required to complete the Safety in the Workplace During COVID-19 training for employees (select Northridge) before performing any work on campus.
We encourage students and employees to check the many free testing options now widely available across the greater Los Angeles region. Click here for a list of options within L.A. County. Free test kits are available at many Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing locations.
CSUN will continue to provide rapid tests to employees who are identified as a close contact by the university or who need to test in order to leave isolation/quarantine. For all other instances, employees are encouraged to access the many free testing options available in Los Angeles County.
Employees may access testing information here - COVID-19 Employee Testing | California State University, Northridge (csun.edu).
A COVID-19 coordinator is designated for every work area on campus. The COVID-19 coordinator will ensure the work area adheres to safety protocols and that cleaning supplies and appropriate personal protective equipment, including extra disposable face coverings and hand sanitizer, is available. You can find your departmental COVID-19 coordinator and contact information here.