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 policy requiring faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 has been amended to recommends 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.  You can access and read the full policy here.

The following resources provide helpful information regarding COVID-19 vaccines:

COVID-19 Employee Testing

Employees may access free test kits through various Los Angeles County locations - COVID-19: Testing - Health Services Los Angeles County ( as well as through their medical insurance provider.  Insurance providers are to provide eight test kits per month.  We encourage employees to reach out to their insurance provider on the process. 

Additionally, CSUN will provide rapid tests to employees who are identified as a close contact by the university or need to test in order to leave isolation/quarantine. Please complete the CSUN Rapid Test Kit Request form to request a rapid test kit. These kits will be mailed and should arrive in 3-5 business days. 

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

Additionally, you may obtain information or assistance on testing from your health plan provider here:

Human Resources COVID-19 Related Communications

The following communications were sent to various campus constituent groups to advise them of COVID-19 related personnel actions, benefits and policies. These communications were augmented by updates shared in monthly issues of HR News

April 11, 2023 - Changes to CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

June 14, 2022 - COVID-19 Booster Requirement | Teamsters

May 11, 2022 - COVID-19 SPSL Leave Update | APC

May 6, 2022 - COVID-19 Booster Requirement | APC

April 8, 2022 - COVID-19 SPSL Leave Update | CSUEU

April 7, 2022 - COVID-19 Booster Requirement Update | CSUEU

March 18, 2022 - COVID-19 SPSL Leave Update | CFA & SUPA

February 25, 2022 - COVID-19 Leave Update | SPSL

February 4, 2022 - COVID-19 Booster Requirement Update | CFA

December 6, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update | SUPA

November 2, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update | APC

September 29, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update | Teamsters

September 16, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update | UAW

September 8, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Update | CFA & CSUEU

September 7, 2021 - COVID-19 Leave Update | CFA - Unit 3

September 3, 2021 - Matadors Forward | Reminder: Please Complete Self-Certification

August 25, 2021 - Matadors Forward | Returning to Campus and Virtual Learning

August 20, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity for CSUN Employees, August 22 & 23, 2021

August 19, 2021 - Preparing to Return to Campus

August 18, 2021 - Matadors Forward | Reminder to Submit Vaccination Certification or Select Testing Option

August 10, 2021 - Matadors Forward | Important Information for Faculty and Staff

August 4, 2021 - Matadors Forward | Details for Employees on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

July 27, 2021 - Matadors Forward | Employee Vaccination, Testing and Health Screening Requirements for Fall 2021 Semester

June 11, 2021 - COVID-19 Voluntary Vaccination Status Survey

June 3, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Update

May 3, 2021 - COVID-19 Leave Update | UAW - Unit 11

April 21, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Leave Update

April 1, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Leave Update

March 18, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Update - Appointment Codes Available for March 19 at CSUN Site 

March 16, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Update - Appointment Codes Available for March 19 at CSUN Site

March 11, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Update - CSUN Vaccination Days

March 10, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Update for Employees Currently Working on Campus

March 5, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Update

February 25, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Update

February 12, 2021 - COVID-19 Leave Updates for Teamsters

February 5, 2021 - COVID-19 Vaccination Update

January 28, 2021 - Voluntary COVID-19 Employee Testing

January 14, 2021 - COVID-19 Employee Updates

November 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Employee Updates

July 28, 2020 - Required Training for Faculty, Staff & Student Employees Returning to Campus Guide

June 30, 2020 - Training | Return to Campus Guide for Administrators

April 29, 2020 - COVID-19 Additional Employee Leave Options

April 15, 2020 - COVID-19 Employee Updates

April 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Temporary Paid Administrative Leave - Update

March 25, 2020 - Student Assistant and Work Study Student Employee Update COVID-19

March 24, 2020 - COVID-19 Temporary Paid Administrative Leave

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) | CA SB 114

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) provided under California Senate Bill (SB) 114 expired December 31, 2022. If you are in need of leave information, please contact our Worker Compensation Specialist:

On February 19, 2022, California Senate Bill (SB) 114, became effective. This bill provides employees up to 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for specific COVID-related absences. The 80 hours are pro-rated for part-time employees and exempt employees may only use the time in whole day increments. The leave time is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and is available for use through December 31, 2022 for non-represented employees, and employees represented by APC, CFA, CSUEU, SUPA, Teamsters, UAPD, and UAW. 

Qualifying Reasons for Leave Up to 40 hours (5 days) of SPSL can be used for the following reasons when employees are unable to work on site or telework:

  1. Employee is subject to quarantine or isolation related to COVID-19, as defined by the State Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or a local health officer who has jurisdiction over the workplace; or
  2. Employee is advised by a health care provider to isolate or quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19; or
  3. Employee is attending an appointment for themselves or a family member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or a vaccine booster (See limit on use of hours below.); or
  4. Employee is experiencing symptoms, or caring for a family member experiencing symptoms, related to a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine booster that prevents the employee from being able to work (See limit on use of hours below.); or
  5. Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; or
  6. Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to isolate or quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19; or
  7. Employee is caring for a child whose school or place of care is closed or otherwise unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19 on the premises.

Up to 40 hours (5 days) of additional SPSL can be used only for the following reason when employees are unable to work on site or telework:

  1. Employee, or a family member that is under their care, tests positive for COVID-19. Employees do not need to exhaust the leave to which they are entitled to for reasons 1), 2), or 3), before using this additional SPSL. Employee will be required to provide positive test result for themselves or impacted family member to qualify for these 40 hours.

Vaccine or Vaccine Booster Time Limits For each vaccination or vaccine booster:

The total COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave is limited to 3 days (24 hours) for each vaccination or vaccine booster. If the employee or their family member continues to experience symptoms related to the vaccine or vaccine booster beyond 3 days (24 hours) limit, the employee must provide verification from a health care provider upon request. The 3 day or 24-hour limitation applies to each vaccine or vaccine booster and includes the time used to get the vaccine or vaccine booster.

If you are interested in learning more about this leave type or if you would like to request personal time (sick, vacation, CTO) already used for the qualifying reasons to be converted to SPSL time, please contact your Benefits representative.

Applicable MOUs:

The following Memoranda of Understanding may be the controlling document regarding this leave:

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster:

You can access a pdf version of the California 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave poster pictured below, here.

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.

Working Remotely

Reporting COVID Cases and Potential Exposure

CSUN cares about your health and safety and continues to track reported COVID-19 cases among members of our campus community, including students, faculty, and staff. 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 complete one of the following forms:

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-Z contact Deborah Stewart, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at or 818-677-3351

CSUN Employee COVID-19 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.

CSUN Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Faculty, Staff and Student Employee are invited to view CSUN's Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Information site for recent updates and programming related to vaccinations.

Resources to Help (Childcare, Eldercare, Tutoring, Stress Management, etc.)

CSUN faculty and staff have many resources available in supporting themselves and those they care for - children, adults/elders, and parents.  A great place to begin to harvest ideas and resources is LifeMatters.  Sign-In to MyLifematters (Password: Matadors) and discover more.


The Summertime Guide to Keeping Kids Entertained at Home: A list of tips and suggestions for helping at-home children safely enjoy the summer months

Summer in the Time of Coronavirus: At-Home Activities for Kids with ADHD: Recommendations and links to additional resources for providing active opportunities during the pandemic

Family Maker Camp : If your kids can't make it to camp this year, bring the camp to them with free projects and activities that inspire learning and creativity!


Deciding Between In-Person and Virtual: Making decisions that are right for your family

Family Checklists for School: Planning for in-person, virtual, or at-home learning

Tutors from LifeMatters/Empathia

CSUN's Michael D. Eisner College of Education Mitchell Family Counseling Clinic


Through LifeMatters' Senior Care Services, you have access to:

    • Care Advisory Services: Support and advice on dealing with the range of services available to elders, including selecting the right health care or housing provider, assessing risk, and creating care action plans; and.
    • Care Management Services: In-home assessments or consultations, facility evaluations, family consultation meetings, and ongoing care management and monitoring.

Stress Management

CSUN offers many avenues to help you relax and be in the moment:

Healthy Matadors

Mindfulness Mondays

Oasis Wellness Center YouTube Channel

Wellbeing Wednesdays

LifeMatters offers the following resources with much more available online:

LifeMatters Mindfulness Series

Self-Care for Stress

Using Guided Imagery to Manage Stress