• COVID 19 Information

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

For students:
In compliance with the California State University’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, all students enrolling for in-person classes must verify full vaccination and, if eligible, booster shot status. Medical or religious exemption may be requested.

Students can verify vaccination and booster shot status, or request a medical or religious exemption, by following the verification instructions found here.

For employees [faculty, staff and student employees]:
In compliance with the California State University’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, all employees who are accessing campus facilities at any university location must verify full vaccination and, if eligible, booster shot status. Medical or religious exemption may be requested.

You may provide this self-certification or request an exemption through the CSUN Portal. Once logged into the portal, under HR (Human Resources), select COVID-19 Resources, then select Vaccine Self-Certification and complete the form accordingly.

Additional information about COVID-19 employee vaccination and booster requirements, specific to bargaining unit, can be found on the Human Resources Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Information page.

Masking

As of October 3, 2022, the wearing of masks is encouraged in classrooms, laboratories, the University Library and indoor spaces but no longer required. For those who prefer to wear masks, we welcome this and support your decision to do so.

Students and employees who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 must wear a highly protective mask indoors for 10 days from the date of exposure or the positive test date. Please refer to Exposure and Reporting for isolation and quarantine guidance.

MEETS MASK REQUIREMENTS

Three types of acceptable masks.

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.

Testing

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.

Students may contact the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666 or shcinfo@csun.edu for testing information.

Employees may access testing information here - COVID-19 Employee Testing | California State University, Northridge (csun.edu).

Compliance

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.

Concerns about non-compliance of safety protocols may be reported to Environmental Health and Safety at er@csun.edu or 818-677-2401.