All CSUN students, employees, or visitors coming onto campus are required to complete the appropriate health screening survey each day before arriving at the CSUN campus. If you are not cleared, do not come to campus; the survey page will provide you with next steps.
All student employees will be required to review videos and other training materials before returning to campus.
As directed by the Chancellor of the CSU, students coming to campus must be fully vaccinated or be granted a medical or religious exemption.
- If you’ve not yet submitted your COVID-19 Vaccine Certification, it’s imperative that you complete the process today. Please visit this page immediately to certify your COVID-19 vaccination status or request a medical or religious exemption.
Vaccination plays one of the most vital roles in keeping our campus and community healthy, and we encourage all who can be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. If you haven’t already received your vaccine, now is the time to get your COVID-19 vaccination!
- Appointments are free and available through myturn.ca.gov
- All students must complete the certification process as soon as possible. Students still in the process of becoming fully vaccinated should complete the certification once full vaccination is achieved. Students who are not planning to access campus or participate in CSUN programs off campus this fall are also able to make that declaration. However, your plans may change, so it’s much better to become fully vaccinated as soon as possible and to certify your fully vaccinated status, allowing you to access the CSUN campus or participate in off-campus CSUN programs or activities.
- In order to return to campus, you must complete your COVID-Vaccine Certification. You will not be able to register in classes for spring semester until you complete this process. If you have not already completed this process, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification now for step-by-step instructions on completing the process to avoid a hold in your spring enrollment, which is opening soon.
Login to the myNorthridge Portal to provide your vaccination certification.
- Declaration of full vaccination against COVID-19 (Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, the last required dose of which having been administered at least 14 calendar days prior to the date of declaration), or
- Declaration of (request for) medical exemption, including documentation from a certified or licensed healthcare professional, or
- Declaration of (request for) religious exemption, or
- Declaration that the student does not intend to access the CSUN campus or CSUN programs off campus; and that if the student’s plans change, they will submit a revised Certification in advance of any such access.
Each student submitting a declaration of COVID-19 vaccination must attest that the information provided is accurate and truthful and verify that at CSUN’s request, proof of vaccination will be promptly provided. Each week, CSUN will request proof of vaccination from at least 50 randomly selected students. All students are encouraged to voluntarily upload proof of vaccination when submitting the declaration of full vaccination.
Students who must come to campus for academic or non-academic activities or employment before being fully vaccinated or who have an exemption from vaccination, must follow the testing process described below.
All information submitted through the MyHealth portal is confidential and accessible to Student Health Center and university personnel with a required need to know.
To begin the certification process, please log into the MyNorthridge Portal and follow the directions to complete the attestation and certification. To review the student COVID-19 process, described with helpful step-by-step screen shots, please visit COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable Vaccines, Including Those for International students
Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen are the three COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States under FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
Students living outside of the United States may only have access to other COVID-19 vaccinations. CSUN international students who have been fully vaccinated with the required doses by any of the World Health Organization-approved vaccinations below meet the requirements of CSUN’s COVID-19 immunization policy. International students not fully vaccinated will be asked to complete their series with vaccines authorized in the United States.
- Pfizer-BioNTech (e.g., COMIRNATY, Tozinameran)
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
- AstraZeneca-Oxford (e.g., Covishield, Vaxzevria)
The CSU announced that all students who are eligible will be required to receive a booster shot to return to campus.
- All students coming to campus and who are eligible for a booster (five months after final dose of Pfizer/Moderna or two months after Johnson & Johnson) will be required to provide verification of a booster shot through self-certification.
- To find a vaccine clinic near you, go to MyTurn.ca.gov.
- Students and employees with medical or religious exemptions from the CSU vaccination policy will no longer be required to complete weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 tests.
- Residents of Student Housing are no longer required to take part in weekly asymptomatic testing.
- Testing is required for students and employees identified as close contacts of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- On-campus COVID-19 testing is available to those who the university has identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We encourage others 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. Additionally, free test kits are also available through the U.S. Postal Service and various Los Angeles County locations - COVID-19: Testing - Health Services Los Angeles County (lacounty.gov)
- Effective Tuesday, May 31, 2022 on campus testing locations and hours of operation will change. The testing kiosk located near the University Extended Commons will be closed. The testing kiosks located at the University Student Union (USU) Freudian Sip and Student Housing, located outside Shore Pine Hall, Building 21 will remain open with reduced hours of operation as follows:
- University Student Union (USU) Freudian Sip Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Student Housing, located outside of Building 21 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Over-the-counter, FDA-Approved rapid antigen tests are now acceptable forms of testing.
- The university will ensure students and employees who are symptomatic or have been determined as a close contact by the university have access to free testing, during compensated time for employees.
Please visit this COVID-19 testing information page for further information.
Daily Health Screening
Students who come to campus are required to complete the online daily health screening for students through the CSUN app or student portal before coming to campus for any purpose including entry and on-going testing, to attend a class, appointment, service, or to participate in an on- or off-campus program or activity. This applies to all students whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
CSUN Student Employees
Students working at CSUN, including students employed by the Associated Students, University Student Union or the University Corporation need to comply with the vaccination and testing policies for employees.
Student employees who have not been contacted directly by their employer should check with their supervisor to confirm the proper procedures to be followed.
Anyone on campus will be required to wear a face covering when indoors at CSUN, such as in the classroom, or other settings on campus.
Hygiene will continue to be an effective tool to combat the spread of COVID. Here are some tips:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Use hand sanitizer (w/minimum 60% alcohol content) when hand washing is not possible
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or face
- Cover coughs/sneezes with disposable tissues, if disposable tissues are not available use the inside of your elbow to cover coughs/sneezes
The Klotz Student Health Center has remained open during the pandemic to provide primary and acute care services to students through a combination of on-site and Telehealth visits. Services include acute primary care, nursing, immunizations, required physicals, clinician-ordered laboratory tests, dental services, optometry services and more. See the Klotz Student Health Center https://www.csun.edu/shc for updates.
University Counseling Services (UCS) is committed to supporting CSUN students’ mental health, well-being and academic success through crisis/urgent care services, individual and couples counseling, groups and workshops, psychiatric services and case management through virtual and onsite services as health regulations allow. Visit UCS for updates.
Check out YOU@CSUN, a comprehensive online well-being platform designed to enhance student mental health, physical wellness, happiness and academic success, and to connect students to information, campus resources, peers and opportunities.
As a CSUN employee, if you or your family members need guidance, problem assessment, short-term counseling, or referral to local resources, contact the Employee Assistance Program (LifeMatters) for assistance.
The Office of Community Engagement provides an informational hub where faculty, staff and students can find resources offered by local community organizations. Visit the connect page for up-to-date information that addresses financial, mental health and basic needs, as well as resources for parents and undocumented students.
Interim Director of COVID Operations
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (818) 677-2401