COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Residents

In an effort to create a safe environment for students living in CSUN Student Housing, and in compliance with directions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Los Angeles County Public Health (LACPH), and the CSUN Emergency Operation Center (EOC) the following safety guidelines have been developed.

Health and Safety Policies and Protocols

Vaccination Requirement

To provide the safest possible congregate housing experience, CSUN Student Housing requires that ALL potential residents are fully vaccinated (including booster) prior to moving on campus.

Students who receive a housing reservation, must upload via the student housing portal proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption prior to move-in. Failure to provide this requirement will result in the administrative cancellation of your housing reservation.


  • Once your proof of vaccination is received or your exemption request is approved, you will be eligible to receive your move-in time and date.
  • International Students: If you cannot get vaccinated in your home country prior to arriving to the United States, please contact the Student Housing Office at housing@csun.edu for further instructions.

Covid Testing

All residents moving in this Spring 2023, will be required to complete a rapid antigen testing prior to move-in options. Residents who test COVID positive will be recommended to self-isolate off-campus until they meet the minimum requirements to move in to on-campus housing.

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.

Face Coverings

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 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.

What to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19

  1. Complete the COVID-19 exposure form to alert the campus of your positive test result.
  2. If you test positive for COVID-19, you are required to stay in isolation for at least five (5) days. The COVID Coordinator will contact you to move you into a designated isolation apartment. After the fifth day of isolation, you may contact the Klotz Student Health Center at 818-677-3666 for isolation clearance. If the test is negative, you may end your isolation. If the test is positive, however, you will need to remain in isolation for another 5 days (10 days total).
  3. While you are isolating, you should not attend in-person classes, events or activities.  Be sure to contact to faculty/advisors/coaches, etc. to let them know you will not be in attendance.
  4. You are responsible for all basic needs items during your isolation period including food, toiletries and other supplies. For deliveries, you must have them delivered to the Student Housing Mail Services Office (Building 9) or the Student Housing Office (Building 22) Monday through Friday between 9:30am and 3pm and coordinate with the COVID Coordinator to ensure your items get to you after 3pm.
  5. To end your isolation, you will need to meet the following guidelines:
    1. At least five (5) days have passed since your symptom(s) started; AND
    2. You no longer have fevers; AND
    3. Your other symptoms are getting better; AND
    4. You have a negative test result collected on day 5 or later