Campus Ready Update

February 25, 2022 - 3:52pm

In this message: Supplemental Paid Sick Leave; Update to Masking and Dine-in Guidelines;  Full Vaccination Required for Visitors and Guests; What to Do if you Test Positive; Isolation/Quarantine; Daily Wellness Self-Checks; Free Testing for COVID-19; CSU Vaccination Policy and FAQ

Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Signed by the Governor on February 9, 2022, Senate Bill 114 provides for new supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) up to 80 hours (prorated based on full time equivalency) and is available effective January 1, 2022 for employees unable to work due to COVID-19-related reasons.

All employees are eligible for SPSL (except for work-study student assistants), with up to 40 hours being available for various COVID-related reasons, and an additional 40 hours being available if the employee or a family member contracts COVID-19.

Please review the information posted on the Leaves & Disability webpage for more information about eligibility, qualifying reasons for use, and how to request SPSL. (Auxiliary employees should reach out to their respective organizations for more information about how to request SPSL).

Please contact with any questions.


Update to Masking and Dine-in Guidelines

Wearing masks outdoors on campus is now optional. Masks are still required indoors, except while eating or drinking in designated areas.

The moratorium on food and beverages at events and athletic games has been lifted. On-campus dining areas have returned to normal dine-in services. 

Cal Poly Humboldt is paying close attention to the progress of COVID-19 on campus and in our community. As a result, our masking practices will continue to be reviewed regularly.

Here’s what you need to know about masks:

  • Face masks are mandatory, regardless of vaccination status, inside all campus facilities except for certain private spaces and designated eating areas*
  • Masks must be worn in cars or buses for University activities
  • N95 masks are recommended indoors, but NOT required
  • Cloth face masks must have at least two layers of cotton
  • Fitted masks are required, neck gaiters and bandanas are not effective
  • After use, face coverings must be laundered or disposed of

*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 a mask even when no one is present.


Full Vaccination Required for Visitors and Guests

  • In order to best protect the campus community, proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including a booster shot) or a negative test result will be required for any visitor who is over the age of 12 accessing indoor and outdoor campus events unless they are staff, faculty, or a student. 
  • Anyone inviting off-campus visitors or guests should inform the invitee of all requirements.
  • Complete a wellness self-check prior to coming to campus and/or the meeting.
  • Do not attend if you have symptoms of COVD-19 or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination or test status. Wearing masks outdoors on campus will be optional.
  • Follow Humboldt County and CDC health and safety guidelines.
  • There is currently a moratorium on food or beverages at events of all sizes.

See full details here. 


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.


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. 


Free Testing for COVID-19

Free COVID-19 testing is available to Cal Poly Humboldt 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.


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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