The Pandemic Preparedness Team issues this guidance for all university activities through Fall 2021.

  • Masks are no longer required on campuses with few exceptions including but not limited to the Health and Medical Center, Veterinary Teaching Hospital and other veterinary medicine provider locations on campuses, and Transfort buses. Individual units, departments, colleges, etc., should not create their own protocol regarding masks (protocols must be in collaboration with the Pandemic Preparedness Team). Research settings should resume normal laboratory personal protective equipment protocols.
  • The chart below was updated on July 20 to reflect changes in public health guidance, including mask guidance as well as other changes (some items have also been removed from the chart, in addition to changes reflected in bold).
  • This information should be used by all units, divisions and colleges to empower them to make informed decisions for all activities, ranging from returning employees to campuses, to planning events and activities.
  • The Pandemic Preparedness Team’s decisions may change, based on the ever-evolving nature of the pandemic.
  • There is no longer a need to submit applications to the Pandemic Preparedness Team or request permission for university activities, other than what is noted below.
  • Human Resources offers guidance regarding:
    • How to gradually on-board faculty and staff who have been working remotely back to work sites
    • Application of the telework policy currently in development, including requests from employees to continue to work remotely some or part of the time
    • Phase out of COVID Temporary Work Adjustments and how COVID-19 leave benefits and Office of Equal Opportunity accommodation requests will replace that process
    • Guidance for supervisors and employees on how to phase back into in-person work
    • For this information, visit the HR Reuniting Campus website.

Leaders should begin partnering with their teams to discuss opportunities for acceptable flexibility, within university policy and guidelines, that meet university business needs in the upcoming weeks, leading up to fall.

If you have questions regarding how your activities fit into this guidance, please email the Pandemic Preparedness Team.

PDF of guidance document

PDF of guidance document

May 17 – July 31

Updated July 20

University-Wide Requirements

  • COVID Reporter
  • Weekly saliva screening (unless fully vaccinated)
  • Sanitizing stations
  • Contact tracing, testing to confirm
  • Vaccines strongly encouraged

Classrooms

  • 3 feet physical distancing up to 100% capacity allowed
  • Seating charts strongly recommended

Laboratories and Research Spaces

  • Resume standard PPE for lab
  • Up to 100% capacity allowed
  • (Seating charts required for academic labs)

Work Spaces and Offices

  • 3 feet physical distancing
  • 100% capacity allowed
  • May begin returning remote employees to university spaces
  • HR providing guidance on:
    • Temporary Work Adjustment phase out date
    • How to apply Telework policy, supervisor considerations
    • OEO accommodation requests
    • COVID leave benefits

Students in University Housing

  • Guests allowed
  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Designated isolation and quarantine spaces

Travel

  • Follow CDC guidance
  • No domestic travel restrictions
  • Follow destination requirements

Vehicles and Transportation

  • Masks required > one occupant
  • Increase ventilation when possible
  • Traveler list required

Visitors (including tours)

  • Authorized if following CSU requirements

Restaurants, Dining Centers, Catered Food

  • On-site dining allowed with 3 feet physical distancing
  • No buffets or self-service stations

Retail

  • 100% capacity allowed

Indoor Events without Assigned Seats (i.e. social hour, reception)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Follow catering requirements for food

Indoor Events with Assigned Seats (i.e. performing arts, speaker)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Follow catering requirements

Outdoor Events

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • More than 500 people, approval required
  • Event ticketing may be required

Athletics

  • Follow county, state and NCAA requirements

Rec Center and Indoor Gyms

  • 100% capacity allowed with 3 feet physical distancing

Indoor Group Sports and Camps

  • Follow indoor gym guidance
  • Participant roster and attendance list by date
  • 75 people per field, court, or rink
  • Participants complete daily symptom questions (provided by organizers) before attending

Outdoor Group Sports and Camps

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Participants complete daily symptom questions (provided by organizers) before attending

Conferences, Youth, and Academic Programs (including overnight stays)

  • 3 feet distancing up to 100% capacity allowed
  • Cohorts (no mixing among groups)
  • Participants complete daily symptom questions (provided by organizers) before attending

Aug. 1 Forward

Updated July 20

University-Wide

  • COVID Reporter required
  • Saliva screening through Aug. 30
  • Sanitizing stations
  • Contact tracing, testing to confirm
  • Vaccines required upon FDA approval

Classrooms

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Seating charts strongly recommended

Laboratories and Research Spaces

  •  100% capacity allowed

Work Spaces and Offices

  •  100% capacity allowed
  • Continue returning remote employees to university spaces
  • HR providing guidance on:
    • Temporary Work Adjustment phase out date
    • How to apply Telework policy, supervisor considerations
    • OEO accommodation requests
    • COVID leave benefits

Students in University Housing

  •  100% capacity allowed
  • Designated isolation and quarantine spaces

Travel

  • Follow CDC guidance
  • No domestic travel restrictions
  • Follow destination requirements

Vehicles and Transportation

  • Increase ventilation when possible

Visitors (including tours)

  • Authorized if following CSU requirements

Restaurants, Dining Centers, Catered Food

  • On-site dining allowed, 100% capacity allowed
  • Self-service stations allowed
  • Attendant-served buffets

Retail

  • 100% capacity allowed

Indoor Events without Assigned Seats (i.e. social hour, reception)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Follow catering requirements for food
  • Pre-COVID university event process required

Indoor Events with Assigned Seats (i.e. performing arts, speaker)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Follow catering requirements for food
  • Pre-COVID university event process required

Outdoor Events

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Pre-COVID university event process required

Athletics

  • Follow county, state and NCAA requirements
  • Event ticketing may be required
  • Pre-COVID university event process required

Rec Center and Indoor Gyms

  • 100% capacity allowed

Indoor Group Sports and Camps

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Check with CSU Public Health for guidance

Outdoor Group Sports and Camps

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Check with CSU Public Health for guidance

Conferences, Youth, and Academic Programs (including overnight stays)

  • 100% capacity allowed
  • Check with CSU Public Health for guidance