COVID-19 Resources for Faculty, Staff & MPP Employees

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

We encourage you to visit this site often as well as the Matadors Forward site.

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

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

Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave (ECRL)

All CSUN employees qualify for COVID Related Leave.

COVID leave time can be used for the following COVID-19 related reasons when an employee is unable to work or telework:

    • Employee is subject to a quarantine or isolation period related to COVID-19 as defined by federal, state, or local orders or guidelines.
    • Employee is advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
    • Employee is attending an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Employee is experiencing symptoms related to a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis.
    • Employee is caring for a family member who is subject to a quarantine or isolation order or guideline or who has been advised to self-quarantine by a health care provider due to concerns related to COVID-19.
    • 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.

You can view and download an accessible version of the Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave poster here.

Bargaining units and non-represented employees with Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave (ECRL):

UAPD (Unit 1) – 128 hours
CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7, 9) – 128 hours
CFA (Unit 3) - 128 hours
APC (Unit 4) – 128 hours
Teamsters (Unit 6) – 256 hours
SUPA (Unit 8) – 128 hours
UAW (Unit 11) – 128 hours

ECRL allows for leave time from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Note the hours are inclusive of the 80 hours under Senate Bill (SB) 95. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees and exempt employees may only use the time in whole day increments.

In addition to the leave outlined above, CSUN employees may be eligible for leaves under their respective collective bargaining agreements and may explore flexible work schedules with their respective manager.

To find out more information about COVID related leave options, or to apply for a COVID related leave, please contact your Benefits Leave Specialist:

  • For last names starting with A-K contact Cari Morgan, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at or 818-677-6510.
  • For last names starting with L-Z contact Karyn Cote, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at or 818-677-3351.

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.

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:

Please note, your information will remain confidential at the Klotz Student Health Center, and Klotz will make a confidential courtesy call to confirm that you have necessary healthcare and will help you identify any close contacts on campus for whom quarantine and testing are recommended.

Workers' Compensation Specific to COVID-19

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

  • For last names starting with A-K contact Cari Morgan, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at or 818-677-6510.
  • For last names starting with L-Z contact Karyn Cote, Leave of Absence and Workers Compensation Specialist at or 818-677-3351.

CSUN Employee COVID-19 Testing

Faculty, staff and student employees working on campus, who do not self-certify that they have been fully vaccinated by the fall semester or who have been provided a medical or religious exemption, will be required to participate in free weekly COVID-19 testing.

To opt out of weekly testing, please provide your self-certification of being fully vaccinated through the myNorthridge Portal. Once logged into the portal, under the Policies and Procedures pagelet of the Faculty or Staff tab, select the EE Vaccine Self-Certification link and complete the form accordingly.

For more information on who the testing is for and how to register, visit CSUN's COVID-19 Employee Testing site.

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