Weekly Testing Protocol Update

Effective Monday, Sept. 5, Stanislaus State will no longer require participation in the COVID-19 weekly testing program for individuals who have self-certified an exemption. Uploading of weekly COVID-19 testing documentation will no longer be required for clearance to come to campus.

Daily Screening Forms have been updated to reflect this change. The Daily Screening Form will continue to be required for all students, faculty, staff and guests visiting Stan State. The Daily Screening Form should be completed prior to arriving on campus.

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Updates to the information below are pending. For questions, please contact Sandra Luna-Mota at slunamota@csustan.edu.


CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Additional Information

Vaccine Exemptions - Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered for individuals with medical conditions that prevent them from being vaccinated and for individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit them from being vaccinated, consistent with federal and California law.

Retaliation, intimidation or other adverse action related to the employment or education against an employee who requests and/or receives an exemption is inconsistent with Stanislaus State’s values and prohibited by University policy. The vaccine requirement and associated exemption process supports the health and safety of our community and is designed to assist all members of the community.

Students should certify if they qualify for a COVID-19 vaccination exemption. Information about this process is available on the COVID-19 Vaccination website.

Staff and faculty who are certifying an exemption must contact the COVID Response Specialist for further instructions.

Workplace Reasonable Accommodations - Faculty and staff will be returning to the classroom and to their offices on campus in the fall. Those 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:

Faculty/ Staff:
Leaves Program
209-664-6921
Leavesprogram@csustan.edu

Students:
Disability Resource Services
209-667-3159
drs@csustan.edu

Students

Students attending on-campus courses, activities and services must adhere to the following safety procedures.

  • Students are required to complete the daily self-screening form before arriving on campus.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms and have been on-campus in the last 14 days, you must report symptoms using the COVID Reporting Form which will provide additional guidance. 

Employees working from home

Recommended testing does not apply to employees telecommuting from home. Employees who are working from home and who are not authorized to work on-site can access the free COVID-19 testing location on campus.

    Testing matrix

    Population* Frequency Type
    On-campus** Faculty/Staff Testing Program Participants Weekly Mandatory
    Student-Athletes (Athletics RTP) If symptomatic - see Athletics Care Coordinator Mandatory
    On-campus** Student Residents (Annex A) If symptomatic – See Annex A Mandatory
    Nursing Students*** (Annex B) Unvaccinated/Agency Protocol –
    See Annex B
    Mandatory

    *Testing populations, mandates, frequencies are subject to change based on campus and local conditions, state/county requirements, or other factors.
    ** “On-campus” refers to any Stanislaus State or CSU owned or operated facility where students or employees come to live, work or otherwise engage in programs, services and activities; includes Stanislaus State or CSU sponsored programs, meetings, field research, etc., hosted at off-site venues.
    *** Nursing students in clinical settings

    Travel and gathering guidance

    Please refer to State of California guidance as it pertains to recommendations for travel, both domestic and foreign.

    Testing results

    After completing your test sample, you can expect to receive results within 24-72 hours. If you complete your test on campus you will receive an email and text notification from the testing lab to check your account for results. If you were on campus in the 14 days before you tested positive, please submit a COVID-19 report.

    Negative results

    Negative test results for COVID-19 will require no further action from participants.

    Positive results

    If your test is positive, you will be asked to self-isolate and refrain from coming to campus (if you live on campus, you may continue doing so while adhering to self-isolation guidelines). You must complete the COVID Reporting Form. The University COVID Response Coordinator will reach out to you about receiving a confirmatory test and will initiate exposure notification for close contacts as defined on the CDC When to Quarantine webpage. If you are having severe symptoms, including difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

    Inconclusive results

    Persons who receive inconclusive test results should still report to work and continue to monitor for symptoms regularly and report your health status via the Daily Self-Screening Protocol.

    Annex A

    Housing and Residential Life Students

    The information below outlines the testing considerations for on-campus residents. Testing expectations for COVID-19 are subject to change based on campus and local conditions, state or county requirements or other factors.

    General

    • All residents are required to complete the daily screening form and continue to uphold COVID-19 safety guidelines, including vaccination requirements for Stanislaus State students accessing campus.
    • Updated testing requirements for Housing Move-In will be communicated directly to residents alongside additional move-in information and instructions.
    • Residents who travel during the semester should get tested prior to returning to campus and, upon returning from your destination, should sequester until test results are received. We understand that it is not always possible to test prior to returning and ask that if this is the case, residents test immediately upon return.

    Experiencing Symptoms?

    • Residents who are experiencing symptoms or were recently exposed to COVID-19, should complete the COVID-19 Reporting form.
    • The CDC recommends that anyone with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection.
    • Isolation and quarantine units are available in housing and staff will assist with services such as laundry, meals, mail, and more. Residents should contact Housing and Residential Life for assistance with isolation or quarantine as needed.

    Annex B

    School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing will follow university protocol and community partner requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations and exemptions. Students who have incomplete vaccinations or an exemption, will need to follow community agency requirements for COVID-19 PCR testing.

    Many community agencies are not accepting exemptions. This may affect your ability to be placed in a clinical or precepted experience; this may prevent matriculation and/or graduation in the nursing program.

    Updated: November 21, 2022