Health and Safety

Your Responsibilities

Coming to Campus: What You Need to Do

Symptom Self-Check

Everyone who comes to campus should complete a symptom self-screening check via mobile app or web browser. The program will inform you whether or not you are clear to come to campus. This should be done before each visit to campus.


Learn more on the Symptom Screening website.

On-Campus Testing

CSUDH is providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing every Wednesday and Thursday to eligible asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff coming to campus.

Unvaccinated students and students in University Housing and/or Athletics must be tested.  Testing is also currently mandatory for MPPs, confidential employees, CSUEU, and non-represented student employees. However, employees in these groups who have uploaded their vaccine card may opt out of weekly surveillance testing.

Learn more on the Testing website.

Vaccinations and Self-Certification

The CSU has announced that all faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities must be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. To book your vaccine appointment, visit

All students, faculty, and staff are required to self-certify their vaccination status. Details about this policy and instructions are available on the Vaccine page.

Physical Distancing: Not Required

People on campus are no longer required to stay six feet apart. The only exception is when employees are eating or drinking indoors. In that case, six feet of distance must be maintained.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for everyone both indoors and outdoors on the CSUDH campus, as they are essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Face Covering Requirements

  • Face masks must cover both the nose and mouth.
  • The covering must fit snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps.
  • You shouldn't have any difficulty breathing while wearing the cloth face covering.
  • The cloth face covering can be tied or otherwise secured to prevent slipping.
  • The university expects the Toro community to behave responsibly with respect for others.

You may take off your face covering when you are:

  • Eating or drinking (maintaining six feet of distance from others)
  • Alone in an office
  • In your vehicle

If you are unvaccinated, you can pick up a free N95 mask at the Physical Plant front desk, Student Health Center front desk, or University Police Dispatch. You will also receive instructions for how to take the respirator on and off [PDF], and sign a form stating you received an N95.

If you forgot to bring your mask to campus, you can request one by calling Facilities Services Work Control at (310) 243-3804.

Reporting Hotline

Call the CSUDH reporting hotline to confidentially report your COVID-19 positive results or any possible exposure.

Learn more on the Reporting website.

Campus Safety Training

All students, faculty, and staff should watch the COVID-19 training video. Employees will also be required to complete COVID-19 Need to Know Training via CSU Learn before returning to campus.

Visit the What We Are Doing page for more information on how CSUDH is enhancing cleaning and safety protocols.

The Campus COVID-19 Response and Safety Plan for Fall 2021 [PDF] is available with detailed information about health and safety protocols.