COVID Vaccination Recommendations
California State University San Marcos strongly recommends that all individuals who attend or participate in an in-person program or activity operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older receive the 2023 COVID-19 updated vaccine; either an m-RNA vaccine or a protein subunit vaccine. These vaccines are free of charge through your insurance, when given by an in-network provider. If you don’t have health insurance, vaccines are available through CDC Bridge Program providers in your area.
Free COVID tests can also be delivered to your home through covid.gov (limit four per household).
Employees, students, vendors, visitors, and volunteers who test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, or are experiencing symptoms they believe are related to COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to remain off campus and submit a COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. No members of the University community should come to or remain on University property or participate in any University-related activity if they are ill or feeling unwell.
The University provides notifications of close contacts and possible exposures to keep our campus community informed and to comply with applicable state regulations. Learn about how CSUSM is keeping our campus community safe.