Pre-semester self-quarantine

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As students, faculty and staff prepare for the coming semester, it is critical to the health of our community that they monitor for COVID symptoms and take appropriate action if they believe they are ill or know that they have been exposed.

CSU is reviewing current guidance as well as public health guidance as it impacts equity issues among our community members, such as the cost and availability of testing.

Before arriving on a campus

  • Two weeks prior to arriving on a campus, such as move-in dates for university housing, students (and those helping them move in) should monitor for symptoms.
  • Follow public health protocols: Limit your risk of exposure, wear a mask, physical distance at least six feet from others, wash your hands frequently in soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Stay at home for 14 days to monitor for symptoms if you have tested positive, have symptoms or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Anyone who is experiencing symptoms they should remain at home until they no longer experience symptoms for ten days, including the absence of a fever without fever-reducing medications.
  • Students who are unable to attend classes in person due to stay-at-home protocols will have the opportunity to start classes online flexibly until they arrive on campus.

Pack a care kit

Students who are able, should bring a care kit with them for the coming semester. This kit should include:

  • A thermometer to monitor for fever
  • At least two reusable, washable cloth face masks
  • Basic cold and flu medications
  • Hand sanitizer or hand wipes
  • A 30-days supply of their prescription medications that they routinely take (non-COVID related)
  • Their health insurance information

Students may access health care and pharmacy services through the CSU Health Network as part of their student fees.