CSU to Require COVID-19 Vaccination Booster for Spring 2022 Term

December 22, 2021 - 3:59pm

The California State University announced today 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 calls for boosters to be received by no later than February 28, 2022 or six months after an individual receives the final dose of the original vaccination (2 months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccination). For more information on the booster, please visit CDPH Page. Instructions on how to submit your booster vaccination status to HSU are at the bottom of this email. 

Students and others who are away for winter break are encouraged to seek boosters as soon as they are eligible, while at home or wherever they are, given limited availability in Humboldt County. Students and employees are strongly encouraged not to wait to return to HSU for Spring Semester before receiving the vaccination, if possible. Visit My Turn California to find booster availability near you. 

“Vaccination, including a booster when eligible, remains our most effective strategy against infection and severe disease,” said CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro. “This is particularly important in light of the rapid rise of cases of COVID-19 throughout the state and nation as the Omicron variant spreads. Implementing the booster requirement now will help mitigate the potential spread of the variant on campuses as they repopulate in January after the winter break.”

As announced previously, the CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy allows students and employees to seek exemptions on medical and religious grounds. If you already have an approved exemption on file with HSU, you do not need to submit again for the booster. However, all exemption applicants are still required to test weekly. Those with exceptions are still encouraged to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination and booster for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

The university’s new requirement will take effect immediately upon implementation of the policy; however, represented employees will not be subject to the booster requirement until the CSU concludes its meet-and-confer process with its labor unions.

The university will share the revised university policy as soon as it is finalized.

 

Instructions for Students:

Submission of vaccination status  can be done through your Student Health Portal.

  • Log in to myHumboldt

  • Go to: your Health Portal

  • Go to: Document Upload 

  • Choose Documentation Type: Covid Vaccination Card

  • Upload a picture or scan of your Vaccination Record Card That includes your Booster Vaccination

Instructions for Employees to update PeopleSoft:

Go to MyHumboldt and click on the PeopleSoft Link. Go to Main Menu, Self Service, Personal Information and then to CSU COVID 19 Self Certification. "Date Received Booster" is located under "Date Received Second Dose".

 

Employees may contact Human Resources at hsuhr@humboldt.edu or 707-826-3626 with any questions.

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