The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.
The University provides access to free rapid antigen tests for at-home use to improve COVID-19 testing services for faculty, staff and students.
Having access to free rapid antigen tests allows Stan State to align with updated Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Isolation Guidance.
Cal/OSHA and CDPH updated isolation guidelines allow for faculty, staff and students to return to campus sooner than the previous 5-day isolation period, as eligible, following the process below.
All persons who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection must:
- Report positive cases of COVID-19.
- If you have NO symptoms at all, there is no infectious period for the purpose of isolation or exclusion and you are not required to stay home. A mask shall be worn indoors for 10 days from your positive test date (Day 0).
- Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms, until you have not had a fever for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms are mild and improving. Stay home for at least 24 hours after start of symptoms (Day 0).
- Isolation can end after 24 hours and return to campus on your Day 1 or after if symptoms are not present or are resolving and you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- If fever is present, isolation must be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves without the use of fever-reducing medications.
- If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after Day 10. If symptoms are severe, or if the infected person is at high risk of serious disease, or if they have questions concerning care, infected persons should contact their healthcare provider for available treatments.
- Wear a well-fitting protective mask around others indoors for a total of 10 days from your Day 0. When mask is removed for eating/drinking, provide a 6-foot distance from others.
Tests approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or that have an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA to diagnose current infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be used. These include both PCR and antigen tests. The test must be administered in accordance with the FDA approval or FDA EUA, as applicable.
Workplace Reasonable Accommodations
Faculty and staff requiring an accommodation due to a disability or medical condition to allow them to perform the essential functions of their job should complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form. Accommodations may include but are not limited to additional or enhanced protective measures, temporary modifications of work schedules, or revised office space. Generally, accommodations will not include remote work for duties that require campus presence. Accommodations are applicable for the employee only. Stan State will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with qualified disabilities. Employees seeking modified schedules to care for a family member or other household members who are immune compromised may explore Family Medical Leave by initiating a consultation with the Leaves Specialist.
Individuals needing accommodations should contact the following offices:
Travel and Gathering Guidance
Please refer to State of California guidance as it pertains to recommendations for travel, both domestic and foreign.
Updated: January 12, 2024