department menu

Health & Safety

Report a COVID Case Mitigation Measures and Guidelines

CSUSM is committed to providing a safe, healthy and sustainable environment for students, faculty, staff and the community. Safety, Health & Sustainability collaborates with the campus community to provide consultation and training on occupational health and safety standards, the management of hazardous materials and sustainability practices.

Our COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection plan is avaliable online. Face-covering guidance, including do-it-yourself instructions, also is available online. Contact Safety, Health & Sustainability at with questions related to safety procedures. 

Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) and the SHCS Pharmacy are available to students by appointment only (no walk-ins) by contacting (760) 750-4915 or

For questions related to testing or COVID-19, please call the San Diego County Hotline, 2-1-1, or visit their San Diego County website.

Students who need to speak to a counselor immediately after hours can call (760) 750-4915 and press 9 to be directly connected with a counselor by phone.

Campus Safety Procedures

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) places the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. In keeping with CSUSM’s guiding principles in the Return to Campus - Guideline & Safety Plans, the following measures are in place to protect our campus community:

  • All CSUSM students, faculty, staff, independent contractors, and vendors must complete a daily symptom and health self-screening each day before coming to campus. Students may access this from either the CSUSM app or from the self-screening web page.
  • All CSUSM students, faculty, staff, independent contractors and vendors must stay home if they are unwell. Contact your supervisor or faculty member to notify them of your absence. Stay home, self-quarantine, monitor symptoms, and seek medical care if you are sick. If you receive a positive COVID-19 test - report it on our form
  • All CSUSM students, faculty, staff, independent contractors, and vendors are required to use a face covering practice physical distancing and use good hand hygiene. Students, faculty and staff will be provided a face covering if they need one while on campus. All employees and students will be provided additional non-mask Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) essential for their job or their courses and necessary for current infection control protocols
  • We have deployed engineering controls such as improved ventilation measures and installation of plexiglass dividers in appropriate areas, such as instructional laboratories and customer service operations
  • Common areas, particularly busy locations such as in-use classrooms, restrooms, and high traffic locations, are frequently cleaned and disinfected. Classes will end on time and vacate promptly to allow for proper disinfection
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations are placed in common areas and throughout campus in essential areas
  • Physical distancing reminders are posted throughout the campus including the use of signage, distancing markers, and the reconfiguration of all classrooms to include physical distanced seating. Furniture is set on social distance markers placed on the floor and it is not to be moved