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Spring 2022 Updates/COVID-19

COVID-19 Mandatory Testing Program

Aug. 20, 2021

 

Dear Fresno State Staff and Managers, 

Welcome back to the fall 2021 semester. As shared in President Jiménez-Sandoval’s communication of July 28, all employees have been asked to voluntarily complete the COVID-19 Self-Certification form available through your My Fresno State portal, under Employee Self Service. We strongly encourage everyone to complete this as soon as possible, but not later than September 30 in accordance with the CSU Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

COVID-19 MANDATORY EMPLOYEE TESTING PROGRAM

The mandatory employee testing program applies to Managers, Non-Represented Staff, and Staff represented by CSUEU, SUPA, and Teamsters Local 2010. At this time, the mandatory employee testing program does not currently apply to Staff represented by APC or UAPD; however, we will provide updates as information continues to develop.

Please be advised that the CSU has recently executed systemwide Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the following two unions: CSUEU and SUPA. These MOUs allow for the University to mandate weekly testing for all employees who are represented by these two unions.
 
Employees who are fully vaccinated and voluntarily provide proof of vaccination will not be required to do weekly testing. All applicable employees who have not completed their Self-Certification form by August 27 (including proof of vaccination) in My Fresno State portal will receive an email the week of August 30 about the mandatory weekly employee testing program. Employees can upload their proof of vaccination at any time in order to opt-out of the mandatory testing program.

Regardless of vaccination status, no employee is required under this employee testing program to provide proof of vaccination. However, employees who do not provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and will be required to do mandatory weekly testing.
 
Employees will be allowed to do their COVID-19 test during work hours and paid accordingly. These weekly tests are being provided by a third-party provider at no cost to employees. For location and times, please visit the COVID-19 Testing section of the University COVID-19 website.
 
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For more information about Fresno State’s COVID-19 testing program, please see the Fall 2021/COVID-19 Testing page and the COVID-19 FAQs.
 
As a reminder, Fresno State will continue to require that face coverings be worn indoors and that the Daily Health Screening Questionnaire be completed in advance of coming to campus.

As always, the health and safety of our campus community continues to be our highest priority. We appreciate your attention to these important safety requirements.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Human Resources at 559.278.2032.


Sincerely,

Marylou Mendoza-Miller, SPHR
Associate Vice President for Human Resources