The California State University announced Dec. 22 that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing university facilities or programs to receive a vaccine booster shot in order to be fully immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and in compliance with the university's COVID-19 vaccination policy.
The new requirement will immediately apply to all students and non-represented staff, including managers (MPPs) and auxiliary employees who have self-certified that they will be on-campus during the spring semester. Proof of a booster shot is required by Feb. 28 or five months after an individual received the final dose of the original vaccination, whichever is later. As announced previously, the CSU's COVID-19 vaccination policy allows students and employees to seek exemptions on medical and religious grounds.
Please update your Self-Certification form and upload your booster documentation in the My Fresno State portal. The CSU will share the revised university policy as soon as it is finalized. The CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy is available here.
A reminder that those who do not provide proof of vaccination or have received an exemption are required to comply with the mandatory weekly testing. More information is in this Dec. 22 message to the campus community.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available at community clinics and other locations. Californians can make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine by using the MyTurn appointment system.