COVID-19 Resources for Faculty, Staff & MPP Employees

 As we continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the following information and resources are available for faculty, staff and management employees. 

We encourage you to visit this site often as well as the COVID-19 Information site.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccinations & Other Safety Measures Policy

As of April 6, 2023, the California State University COVID-19 Policy has been amended to recommend that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. 

For the latest information and resources, visit the CSUN Covid-19 website.

COVID-19 Employee Testing

If you are a CSUN employee with medical benefits, contact your doctor or health plan to get tested. Doctors and health plans are responsible for providing free COVID-19 testing to patients assigned to them.

Visit the HR COVID-19 Medical Provider Employee Testing Resources website  for information on contacting your plan provider.

If you do not have health insurance, you can get a free COVID-19 test at a Public Health Center Nurse Only Clinic regardless of your immigration status. For locations and hours visit (Spanish). You may also locate a no-cost testing location at:

Additionally, 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.  Please complete the CSUN Rapid Test Kit Request form to request a rapid test kit.

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact, please submit a self-report using the Faculty - Staff Reporting Form.

Mental Health Resources

As a CSUN employee, when you or your family members (your dependents and permanent household members) need helpful guidance, problem assessment, short-term counseling, and/or referral to local resources, our Employee Assistance Program (LifeMatters) is available to assist you. Please refer to the following webpage for more information:

LifeMatters’/Empathia’s counselors are available every day, 24 hours a day, to discuss employee life needs and the needs of their family members, with up to three (3) free sessions on a per problem basis. Counseling assistance is confidential in accordance with all applicable laws. If additional assistance is needed, the counselors will then provide referrals to employees and family members, taking into consideration the employee’s preferences, medical plan and financial circumstances.

Human Resources has partnered with Calm to provide state-side employees access to Calm’s diverse content library offering resources to suit your schedule and needs. Explore guided meditations and specialized music playlists to help with stress and focus, mindful movement video and audio, relaxing Sleep Stories, tailored content for children, wisdom-filled masterclasses led by experts, and much more.  You can view a brief video of Calm features by selecting here, or create your account and get more information here. Employees with Kaiser Permanente as their health plan provider already have access to Calm and may sign-up directly through Kaiser.

Finally, workshops and webinars presenting information to help employees address and cope with mental challenges arising from the pandemic are added to and offered to employees via the Professional and Personal Development & Engagement calendar. Select here to view upcoming sessions.

Reporting COVID Cases and Potential Exposure

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 by your doctor, and/or believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, even if you have not been on campus, please visit the CSUN COVID-19 Exposure & Reporting page to complete the appropriate form.

Workers' Compensation Specific to COVID-19

Workers' Compensation questions, forms or claims related to COVID-19 should be directed to our Benefits Leave Specialist:

  • For last names starting with A-L contact Deborah Stewart, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at or 818-677-3351
  • For last names starting with M-Z contact Joyce Dacher, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at joyce.dacher or 818-677-6510