Campus Ready Update

January 28, 2022 - 5:24pm

In this message: Booster Clinic; Updated Guidelines for Face Masks; What to Do if you Test Positive; Daily Wellness Self-Checks; Isolation/Quarantine; Leave; Testing for COVID-19; Events; Community Vaccination and Attestation Rates; Get COVID-19 Exposure Alerts Via CA Notify; CSU Vaccination Policy and FAQ


Booster Clinic on Campus 

Student Health & Wellbeing Services is partnering with Safeway Pharmacy to offer COVID-19 booster shots (with the Pfizer vaccine) to students, staff, and faculty. The booster clinic will be held Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 2022 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Nelson Hall East 106. 

You are eligible for a booster if it has been 2 months since a Johnson & Johnson vaccine or 5 months since the second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. 

Please follow all safety guidelines onsite and bring your COVID-19 vaccination card to verify your eligibility and so that your booster can be recorded.

Schedule an appointment here.

As of Jan. 23, all students, staff, and faculty are required to be up to date with their attestation status in meeting the current requirements. You must attest that:

  • you are fully vaccinated (including a booster if eligible) or 
  • have submitted materials in support of a medical or religious exemption. 

Learn how to submit your booster vaccination status here. 

Should an individual receive an exemption (even after the first two initial shots) they will be subject to weekly testing. Those who have been approved for a religious or medical exemption last semester do not need to reapply, but they are strongly encouraged to test prior to coming back onto campus, and they will need to continue testing weekly.

For more information on the booster, please visit the CDPH Page

For questions, email

For off campus booster vaccines, you can schedule appointments using


Updated Guidelines for Face Masks

Face Masks

  • Masks must be worn in indoor spaces and classrooms
  • Masks must be worn outdoors if you cannot maintain six feet social distance 
  • Masks must be worn in cars or buses for University activities
  • Masks must be worn at all events
  • N95 masks are recommended but NOT required
  • Face masks must have at least two layers of cotton to meet public health orders
  • Fitted masks are required, neck gaiters and bandanas are not effective

Although N95 masks are currently proven to be the most effective against the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, they are not mandated. Guidelines for mask requirements can be found here. There is no requirement to wear N95 masks to enter and participate in campus activities. 

The reason N95 Masks cannot be mandated on campus is that there are some situations where N95 masks can exacerbate medical conditions for the wearer. The campus community is encouraged to wear N95 masks if they are able.

N95 and surgical masks are available for free to the campus community at the following distribution sites: College Creek Mailroom, JGC mailroom, UPD, Welcome Center, Library and the SAC.


What to Do if you Test Positive

Anyone who tested positive should inform the University immediately. Students should notify Student Health & Wellbeing Services (email or call 707.826.3146) and employees should notify their supervisor AND Human Resources ( More: Testing & Vaccination Guide on Campus Ready



People are asked not to come to campus under certain conditions and to quarantine or isolate themselves in their home or campus residence for 5 days. Humboldt County has adopted the new CDPH guidance for isolation which allows an individual to leave isolation after 5 days. See the full guidelines here. CDPH has also revised their quarantine guidelines, particularly for those who may be vaccinated but have NOT received a booster shot.



Events will continue as planned, though a moratorium on food and drinks at events of all sizes starts immediately. Limited “Grab & Go” food services are possible. There will continue to be a requirement of all those attending to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test. Those attending events will need to show proof of full vaccination (including a booster) or proof of a negative test result.


Daily Wellness Self-Checks

Each day before coming to campus, everyone, including students, is required to do a wellness self-check. Learn more about wellness self-checks and what symptoms to be aware of. 


Testing for COVID-19

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is highly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to campus. 

Free COVID-19 testing is available to HSU staff, faculty, and students at the Banquet Room of the Student Activities Center (first floor).  

  • Students and employees may walk in for testing during open hours: Mondays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Fridays, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 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.



Expanded COVID-19 Related Leave (ECRL) for COVID-19 illness has expired, meaning employees will need to take sick or vacation leave if you are in isolation/quarantine. If you are unable to take sick leave, contact Bruce Curl (, Interim AVP of HR, to work out an alternative. 


Vaccination and Attestation Rates

Cal Poly Humboldt has achieved high rates of vaccinations and attestations for exemptions, reflecting the campus community’s commitment to health and safety.

Infection rates figures do not include results of tests conducted by a private lab or at-home tests, and may not reflect the total number of affected people. It is important to notify the University if you receive an off-campus positive notificationCampus Ready Guide: What to do if you test positive. These rates are updated on the Campus Ready website weekly. 

Learn more about testing and vaccination rates.


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. 



To keep the campus community informed, Cal Poly Humboldt will regularly send this e-newsletter with recent updates about Humboldt’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 Cal Poly Humboldt Campus Ready Website.

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