To All CSUN Employees:
Maintaining the health and safety of all members of the campus community is CSUN’s top priority and a shared responsibility for all us. Individually, we must all take the small steps to protect ourselves and our community, especially those most vulnerable to the serious consequences of COVID-19.
While the majority of CSUN employees are continuing to work remotely during the summer, there are some faculty and staff whose work brings them to campus daily or sporadically. Please be reminded that employees are required to have administrative approval from their Dean or Vice President for on-campus work.
The following procedures, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) recommendations, should guide employees in their on-campus work.
First and foremost, do not come to work if you are sick; do not come to work if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 16 days; and do not come to campus if you are 65 or older and/or have a COVID-19 high-risk medical condition identified by the CDC.
Confirm Your Health Status
All employees will need to fill out the confidential online Employee Screening Survey and submit it before reporting to work on campus. The survey can also be accessed on the CSUN Mobile App under Employee Resources. Respondents will receive an immediate message and email stating if they are cleared to report to work or if they should stay home and contact their physician. If cleared to report to work, employees are required to share this email clearance with their appropriate administrator. If not cleared to report to work, employees should also immediately advise their administrator that they will not be able to come to campus and then reconnect with their administrator on a return to work day based on the physician’s recommendations. Human Resources will be available to assist with determining appropriate leave balances for such time off.
Keep a Safe DistanceMaintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from others (including vendors, students, faculty, staff and coworkers) in all campus locations. Notify your administrator if you have been closer than 6 feet to anyone on campus for 15 minutes or longer.
Wear an acceptable face covering at all times while on campus. Per LACDPH, you may remove the face covering in a private office or cubicle with 6-foot distancing. If you forget your face covering, you may request one from your administrator, who will obtain it for you.
Acceptable face coverings include any mask, bandana or scarf that covers the nose and mouth openings; fits snuggly against the face with secured ties/ear loops; includes at least two layers of fabric; allows breathing without restriction; and is able to be laundered/machine dried without damage or change to shape. Face coverings should be washed on a daily basis.
Caring for Yourself and Others
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer (with a minimum 60% alcohol content) when hand washing is not possible. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or face. Cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues, if disposable tissues are not available use the inside of your elbow to cover coughs and sneezes.
Eat your lunch outside in open areas or at your work station to maintain physical distancing. Avoid storing food/personal lunch boxes in shared spaces. Kitchen and breakroom use should be minimized. Avoid sharing appliances such as coffeemakers, toasters and microwaves. Remove any food, drinks and personal items from the kitchen at the end of your workday. Do not use any shared utensils or communal food items such as salt/pepper, ketchup, etc. Sanitize areas before and after use.
Use hand sanitizer before using computers/shared equipment. Sanitize shared equipment such as computer keyboards, mice, copies, printers, carts, etc. with approved/provided sanitizer and paper towels each morning and after each use. Sanitize other shared areas frequently such as reception counters, reception phones and door knobs with approved/provided sanitizer. Note: Please do not spray cleaner directly on computer keyboards or other interactive panels. Spray sanitizer on a paper towel first, then wipe.
Promoting Health Through Contact Tracing
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been on campus in the last 16 days, you are encouraged to voluntarily share the information with the Pandemic Manager, Dr. Yolanda (Linda) Chassiakos at . This should be done so contact tracing and notifications can be done for the health and well-being of our campus community. You should isolate for at least 10 days, and at least three days after all symptoms are gone. If tested, and positive, the 10 days should be counted after the testing date. If you have not been on campus for a period of two days before symptoms developed you may continue your care with your personal physician and no CSUN action is mandated.
Talk to your administrator if you have concerns specific to your circumstances. Understand that this is a stressful time for everyone, and all of us at CSUN share a common responsibility to support the well-being of our campus community. For additional details, please refer to the Safety Protocols for On-Campus Work webpage.
COVID-19 Response Team