Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Information
The safety of our campus community is a high priority. All students who will be living in housing will need to submit a vaccine record. We anticipate that vaccines will be widely available to any housing resident prior to move-in.
Failure to get COVID-19 Vaccine will not result in a registration hold.
- Moderna - 2 doses
- Pfizer/Bio Tech - 2 doses
- Johnson and Johnson - 1 dose
Student residents will need to complete an accommodation request form. All approved accommodations will be communicated by SHCS to CSUSM Housing. Student residents will need to contact Housing by July 30th if they cannot schedule a vaccination.
- Students will need to submit proof of vaccinations by: August 16, 2021.
- All accommodation requests must be submitted by July 30, 2021.
- I already had COVID-19; do I still need to get the vaccine?
Yes, it is still recommended for everyone to get the vaccine even if previously infected with COVID-19.
- Can I submit an antibody test for COVID-19 instead of getting the vaccine?
No, All students who will be living in housing must show proof of vaccination.
If you would like an accommodation please submit your request by July 30, 2021.
- Can I get COVID-19 from the COVID-19 vaccine?
No, it is not possible to get COVID-19 from the COVID-19 vaccine.
- When is the deadline for completing the immunization requirement?
Housing residents will need to show proof by August 16, 2021.
- Will I get a confirmation that I have fulfilled the vaccine requirement?
Housing applicants will be notified if they do not fulfill the requirement.
- Medical, Disability, or Religious Accommodations
Students wishing to submit an accommodation request will need to complete and submit the accomodation to Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) by July 30, 2021. Accomodation forms can be found on the SHCS website or by clicking here: CSUSM SHCS Immunizations.
Students requesting an accommodation for religious reasons will be required to submit a written statement, signed by the student or signed by a parent or legal guardian if the student is a minor, explaining how immunization conflicts with the student's religious beliefs.
- What procedure should a student follow if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or test
If you think you may be or have been exposed or infected, you should call Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) at (760) 750-4915. (In case of an emergency you do not need to contact SHCS first, please dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Room immediatly.)
Do not leave your room until you have been given further instructions by Student Health and Counseling Services & Housing.
You should also inform the Housing & Residential Education staff who will work with SHCS to see to your needs.
Residents are encouraged to go home if they are exposed to COVID19, but if returning to your permanent home is not an option Housing & Residential Education will have quarantine spaces set aside.
- What is the difference between ‘Quarantine’ and ‘Isolation’?
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
- What happens if the University must shut down Housing because of COVID-19?If the University must shut down due to COVID-19 we will work with residents to transition them out of housing using best practices with resident and staff safety in mind.
- What processes and procedures does CSUSM Housing have in place to help sanitize and
keep the Communities clean?
The custodial staff is regularly cleaning all open common areas. An electrostatic sprayer is used to clean the community and following the use of common spaces. Hand sanitizer stations have been placed around the common areas of the community. Plexiglass has been installed at the housing front desks of each community.
Thank you for doing your role in reducing the spread of COVID. If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.