COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols for Residents

As COVID-19 related health and safety concerns continue to moderate, CSUN Student Housing has made updates to its COVID-19 policies guided by recommendations provided by the federal and local health departments. The following health and safety guidelines are in place starting Summer 2023 semester.

Health and Safety Policies and Protocols 2023


Vaccinations against COVID-19 are strongly recommended, but 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, and/or ambulatory care clinics. For more information or to find vaccination locations near you, visit Vaccines.gov.

Reporting and Contact Tracing

Campus community is still required to self-report COVID-19 illness and exposure: Despite the lifting of CSU policy requiring COVID-19 vaccinations; students, faculty and staff who test positive or believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 are still required to complete the COVID-19 Exposure Self-Reporting Form.

In compliance with Cal/OSHA and Los Angeles County Public Health Department guidelines, CSUN will continue to track community COVID-19 infections (contact tracing) and provide notification of potential building exposures on the CSUN Covid Dashboard.

Covid-19 Testing

A negative COVID-19 test is no longer required for move-in: Starting Summer 2023 semester, Student Housing residents will no longer be required to provide a COVID-19 test prior to move-in.

However, we encourage students and employees to continue to test when feeling ill. To learn about available testing resources, visit Know Your Testing Options.


Masking is no longer required, with a few exceptions: CSUN students are no longer required to wear masks when on campus, including in Student Housing. However, masks are still required at the Klotz Student Health Center for staff, patients, and visitors. Additionally, students and employees who test positive and are subsequently cleared to return to campus after their isolation period, may be required to wear a mask if directed by the contact tracers.

For individuals who prefer to wear masks, Student Housing welcomes this and supports your decision to do so.

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19:

Report: Complete the COVID-19 Student Self-Reporting Form to alert campus of your positive test result or possible exposure.

Isolate: You will need to self-isolate in your apartment for at least five (5) days. After day five, you may contact the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666 for isolation clearance. You will need to test negative for COVID-19 to end your isolation. If your test is positive, you will need to remain in isolation for another five days (10 days total).

While you are in isolation, you should not attend in-person classes, events or activities.  Be sure to contact faculty/advisors/coaches, etc. to let them know you will not be in attendance.

Be courteous of others: Because you will be isolating in your apartment, it is important to take the following precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 to others:

  1. Limit the amount of time you are outside of your assigned bedroom.
  2. Avoid having guests in your apartment during the isolation period. We recommend no guests inside your apartment for two (2) weeks once isolation has begun.
  3. Remain six feet away from others if you do leave your bedroom during isolation.
  4. Wear a mask while you are around others until you are cleared.
  5. Encourage roommates to wear a mask inside your living space during your isolation period.
  6. Wash your hands frequently. 

Avoid community areas: To limit exposure to others, do not visit G’mos, Mercado Housing, the mailroom or other community areas on campus during your isolation period. You will need to make alternative plans for meals and mail pick up for the 5-10 days of your isolation period.  Please keep the following in mind when making arrangements:

  1. Meal plan: Students who have a meal plan and test positive for COVID-19 can place an order for an isolation meal at Student Housing Isolation Meals
  2. Grocery or food delivery: If you are receiving a grocery delivery, you may have it dropped off in your lobby area. Please wear a mask when picking up your deliveries.
  3. Mail and packages: Please send an email to housingmail@csun.edu to give permission for your mail and/or packages to be picked up by someone other than yourself. Your email must include your name, student ID and a picture of the photo ID of the person receiving your mail/packages. When the person delivers your mail to you, both of you must wear a mask and maintain a six feet distance. 

Ending your isolation: To end your self-isolation, you will need to meet ALL of the following criteria:

  1. At least five (5) days have passed since your symptom(s) started
  2. You no longer have a fever
  3. Your other symptoms are getting better
  4. You have a negative test result collected on day five or day 10 

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe! Please contact the Student Housing Office if you have any questions.