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Testing & Vaccinations

Testing and limited COVID-19 vaccinations are now available, consistent with State, California State University system, and local public health guidelines.

March 13, 2021

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Free testing is available to all staff, faculty, and students
  • Any HSU employee interested in receiving the vaccine should fill out the HSU employee vaccine interest form 
  • The University is administering vaccines to employees on campus, prioritizing staff and faculty who have been approved to work on campus and have a higher risk of exposure
  • Student employees are eligible to receive vaccines
  • Students are not eligible to receive vaccines at this time
  • All staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to fill out Humboldt County’s vaccination interest form if they have not yet been vaccinated

Free Testing for Campus Community

Free COVID-19 testing is available to students, staff, and faculty at the Great Hall, Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. You must register to schedule an appointment. 

Testing is not mandatory for HSU personnel, though it’s highly encouraged to help stop the spread. There is no limit to the number of tests an employee or student can receive.

Registration and Scheduling Information

  • Staff and Faculty - There are known accessibility issues with this page. If you are having difficulty navigating this page, contact Human Resources at 707-826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu to set up an appointment.
  • Students Who Live Off Campus - There are known accessibility issues with this page. If you are having difficulty navigating this page, contact the Student Health Center at  707-826-3146 or health@humboldt.edu to set up an appointment
  • Student Athletes and Students Who Live on Campus: Athletes and residents should use the Curograms app that has been provided to them by Athletics or by Housing & Residence Life to schedule an appointment.  

** SYMPTOMATIC STUDENTS should contact the Student Health Center at (707) 826-3146 as soon as possible for testing. 

An HSU ID will be required and HealthQuest will bill insurance directly. No co-pay is needed. Testing is also free for those without insurance. 

Please remember to wear a face covering at all times (except when advised by the test collector to remove your face covering) and to stay 6 feet apart from others while waiting for your test.

Vaccinations for Employees

After careful planning with County Public Health, Humboldt State University began administering COVID-19 vaccines to employees on campus, prioritizing staff and faculty who have been approved to work on campus and have a higher risk of exposure, such as Housing, Dining, Custodial Services, and Children’s Center. Student employees, including those working for auxiliaries and dining, will also be eligible to receive the vaccine.

If you are interested in receiving a vaccine and have not filled out the HSU employee vaccine interest form, please do so as soon as possible here

Look for an invitation in the email that you used when completing the interest form. Be sure not to share or forward that message, as they are only being sent to specific intended recipients. Vaccine supplies are limited and are being carefully distributed to ensure that employees with the highest risk of exposure are vaccinated first. Sharing this registration information will impact the overall scheduling and supplies for your co-workers. 

Vaccination appointments are located in Goodwin Forum on the 1st floor of Nelson Hall East next to the Student Health & Counseling building. If you need an accessible entrance to Goodwin Forum, please call 707-826-3146 in advance of your appointment.

Please note that the HSU employee vaccine interest form is a separate form and process than what Humboldt County and the State of California are offering. 

All Humboldt County residents—including HSU staff, faculty, and students—who want to receive the vaccine are encouraged to fill out the County's COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form.

The County is contacting eligible individuals separately from HSU’s process, and it’s recommended to take whatever opportunity is offered to you first or is your personal preference. 

Find out more about State vaccination timelines and tiers in this chart.

The CDC has COVID-19 vaccine information. Find comprehensive information about pandemic planning, preparedness, and operations at the HSU Campus Ready Website.

Vaccinations for Students

COVID-19 Vaccinations for students (except for student employees) are not broadly available at this time due to California eligibility tiers. 

However, students currently residing in Humboldt County who want to receive the vaccine are encouraged to fill out the County's COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form. The County is contacting eligible individuals separately from HSU’s process. 

Find out more about State vaccination timelines and tiers in this chart.

The CDC has COVID-19 vaccine information. Find comprehensive information about pandemic planning, preparedness, and operations at the HSU Campus Ready Website.