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COVID-19 Campus Resources and Guidelines

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Information on CSUSM plans, procedures, resources and that are being implemented can be found on CSUSM as One.

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Face Covering Guidance

Surgical, Paper, or Cloth Masks/Face Coverings

  • Unvaccinated individuals do not have to wear face coverings indoors when (a) alone in a room or vehicle, (b) eating and drinking, (c) an accommodation is required, and/or (d) job duties make a face covering infeasible or create a hazard. 
  • Face coverings are recommended for unvaccinated individuals outdoors where six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained. 
  • Fully vaccinated individuals may still wear a mask if they wish to do so, but it is not required.

Improving the effectiveness of face coverings:

  • The most important factors for effective face coverings are having a mask with multiple layers, wearing it correctly, and achieving a tight fit.
  • If you are using a surgical mask, you can improve the fit by layering a cloth face covering on top (double masking), installing a mask fitter, or knotting, folding, and tucking the mask.
  • The CDC provides information regarding improving mask fit and how to effectively use masks.
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Training | Updates Coming Soon

  • Safety in the Workplace During COVID for CSUSM Employees | CSU Learn 
  • Return to Campus COVID 19 Awareness for CSUSM Students | Cougar Courses (update coming soon)


For information and the latest resources for students, faculty and staff, visit the CSUSM As One web page.