Campus Ready Update

November 12, 2021 - 4:57pm

In this message: Vaccine or Proof of Negative Test Required for Campus Visitors Beginning December 1; COVID-19 Testing Moving to Student Activities Center; Flu Shots Available; Face Masks Mandatory; Campus Events Restrictions Lifted; HSU Community Vaccination and Attestation Rates; Testing Positive for COVID-19; Get COVID-19 Exposure Alerts Via CA Notify; CSU Vaccination Policy and FAQ

 

Vaccine or Proof of Negative Test Required for Campus Visitors Beginning December 1

In order to best protect the campus community, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, proof of vaccination or a negative test result will be required for any visitor attending an event on campus who’s not staff, faculty, or students. More details will be provided before that date. 

 

COVID-19 Testing Moved to Student Activities Center

Testing is now available in the Banquet Room on the first floor of the Student Activities Center. 

All employees and students can walk in for testing without an appointment during open hours. If you have not pre-registered with Fulgent Testing Services, be sure to bring your state-issued driver’s license/ID and insurance information to register onsite. No one will be turned away for lack of insurance.

Regular testing is highly encouraged, regardless of your vaccination/exemption status, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Please remember that all students, staff, and faculty who were granted an exemption from receiving the vaccine must submit to testing once a week. There is no limit to the number of tests an employee or student can receive.

TESTING HOURS & LOCATION

  • Banquet Room of the Student Activities Center (first floor)

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Fridays, 7 a.m. - noon

HEALTH & SAFETY REMINDERS

  • Bring a form of ID (e.g., employee ID, student ID, or a state-issued driver’s license/ID) at the time of testing.

  • Wear a mask at all times (except when advised by the test collector to remove your mask) and try to stay 6 feet apart from others while waiting for your test.

 

Flu Shots Available

Student Health & Wellbeing Services has partnered with Safeway Pharmacy to offer the convenience of on-campus flu vaccinations for fully matriculated HSU students (free of charge).

Influenza vaccines—though not 100 percent effective—significantly reduce the risk of the flu and its complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older be vaccinated annually against influenza, and take these additional steps to help protect yourself from the flu and other viruses. 

Getting the influenza vaccine will reduce the number of coughs and fevers on campus. It will reduce the burden on local health care resources including HSU Student Health & Wellbeing Services and on local hospitals. For individuals, getting the flu vaccine may prevent a fever and cough that will lead to quarantine and isolation while covid testing is pending.  

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Use an alcohol-based sanitizer on your hands if soap and water aren't available.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth whenever possible.

  • Avoid crowds when the flu is most prevalent in your area.

  • Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids, eat a nutritious diet and manage your stress.

You can also help prevent the spread of the flu by staying home if you do get sick. Individuals who miss one of the scheduled on-campus vaccination clinics are encouraged to contact their local pharmacy or primary care physician directly.

Please remember to wear a face covering and safety guidelines. Read the Health & Safety guide of the Campus Ready website for more details. And don't forget to bring your ID.



Face Masks Mandatory

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will need to be masked while indoors in campus facilities, and outdoors anytime you cannot maintain a 6-foot distance from others. 

While indoors, face masks are required anytime you are not in your own private workspace with a way to manage the entry of others, such as with a closed door. If this is a space someone else may need to enter, such as a lab or other operational space, you must wear it even when no one is present.

Also, anytime you are in common spaces such as hallways, bathrooms, break rooms, foyers, lobbies, etc., you must have your face mask on at all times, even if no one is present. Athletics participants may be unmasked only during active sanctioned practice or competition. 

Should a student or employee find that they are without a face mask, HSU will provide them at the following sites: 

  • University Police Department, 1st Floor SBS

  • Jolly Giant Commons Mailroom

  • College Creek Mailroom

Learn more about masks. 

 

Campus Events Restrictions Lifted

As of October 4, Humboldt State University’s restrictions on events of 20 or more people have been lifted. 

Moving forward, if you have an event that requires reserving an on-campus space, contact Conference & Event Services at least 10 business days prior to the event for review and approval. For details, please read the event submission timeline to determine how much advance notice is needed as the review process can take up to six weeks in some cases. 

Due to COVID-19 protocols, some events may require review by Risk Management & Safety Services and other campus departments. Learn more about event requirements.

 

HSU Community Vaccination and Attestation Rates

Humboldt State University has achieved high rates of vaccinations and attestations for exemptions, reflecting the campus community’s commitment to health and safety. Learn more about testing and vaccination rates.

 

Testing Positive for COVID-19 

Anyone who tested positive should inform the University immediately. Students should notify Student Health & Wellbeing Services (SHWS) and employees should notify their supervisor AND David Hickcox (David.Hickcox@humboldt.edu) in Human Resources. 

Falling out of compliance with these protocols may be in violation of campus and county policies and could lead to possible disciplinary action.

Anyone who is deemed a direct contact to a positive case should seek the guidance of a physician or public health to determine quarantine requirements. 

 

Get COVID-19 Exposure Alerts Via CA Notify

CA Notify is a free exposure notification system for smartphones, implemented by the California Department of Public Health, to alert you if you've been exposed to COVID-19. CA Notify is easy to use, private, secure, and 100% voluntary. It's available for both iPhone and Android phones. CA Notify helps keep communities safe from COVID-19 by alerting people if they need to get tested or stay home. Learn more about CA Notify. 

 

CSU Vaccination Policy and FAQ

You can read Frequently Asked Questions about the vaccine policy here. 

And the full policy is available to view on the CSU website. 

 

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To keep the campus community informed, Humboldt State University will regularly send this e-newsletter with recent updates about HSU’s Fall semester, Spring semester, and highlights of important current or new guidelines. 

This information reflects the ongoing work and decision making of the Emergency Operations Center, Focused Instructional Transition Team, Advanced Planning Team, and the President’s Administrative Team—the groups tasked with creating guidelines and procedures for campus operations during the pandemic. Find comprehensive information about pandemic planning, preparedness, and operations at the HSU Campus Ready Website.

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