What You Need to Know

Steps for Coming to Campus

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Self-Certification
    • Beginning Feb. 28, students who have certified their vaccination status will be required to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster shots when eligible.
  2. Complete the daily screening form each day before coming to campus.
    • If you are not feeling well, stay home.
    • Report positive cases or exposure.
    • If you are not cleared to be on campus, please contact your professors and/or supervisor.

These will continue to be adjusted as the public health situation changes.


  • In alignment with the California Department of Public Health Mega Event Guidance, Stanislaus State will no longer require specific COVID event protocols effective May 6. While COVID protocols will no longer be required for events, please keep in mind that campus protocols will still be required. Read full message
  • Apr. 2022: Stanislaus State will continue to require face coverings to be worn in instructional spaces, which includes any room within a building where an instructor, teaching assistant or staff member and one or more students are engaged in teaching, learning, research, creative/performing activities or advising. The face covering requirement will be released in other indoor areas effective April 25. Read full message.
  • Apr. 2022: Upon consultation with our County Public Health Departments, the Infectious Disease and Response Team (IDRT) has made a recommendation that has been approved by the Cabinet to initiate a phased approach to releasing the physical distancing requirements in campus spaces as follows. Read full message.
  • What's Open, In-Person and Remote Services, see Student Services Directory.
  • Jan. 2022: Important Updates for Spring 2022 Semester
  • Jan. 2022: CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidance
  • Dec. 2021: CSU to Require COVID-19 Vaccination Booster for Spring 2022 Term

View all COVID-19 related communications

2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Covered employees in the public or private sectors who work for employers with 26 or more employees are entitled to up to 80 hours of 2022 COVID-19 related paid sick leave from January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, immediately upon an oral or written request to their employer, with up to 40 of those hours available only when an employee or family member tests positive for COVID-19.

Read more in the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Notice

Frequently Asked Questions

Students may contact the Warriors Take Care Team in Student Affairs. The Warriors Take Care Team is responsible for administering student COVID-19-related communications, vaccination self-certifications, exemption processes, testing and tracking and student care management. For questions, you may contact the Warriors Take Care Team by email at wtc@csustan.edu or by phone at (209) 667-3132.

Information can be found on the COVID-19 and Campus Updates webpage.

Warriors Take Care is a team of students who share information, resources and answer questions related to COVID-19 with their peers. Team members engage the campus community in encouraging healthy behaviors, including physical distancing and wearing face coverings. 

Students will see members of the Warriors Take Care team outside classroom buildings, tabling in the Quad, by campus parking lots, etc.

All students should plan to access their course information on Canvas by the first scheduled day of class. Important course information is accessible there, including dates and times the course is scheduled to meet, course zoom links, syllabi outlining course expectations, and more.  Remember that professors may also choose to reach out directly to students through group or your university email to convey additional information about a course.  Learn more about how to use Canvas by joining the Canvas Student Guide e-course.  Canvas support is available to students 24/7 and offers multiple assistance formats, including live chat, direct calls, and scheduled appointments. Contact your professor by email if you have additional questions.

Visit the Current Students page for information to learn about different of course modalities, remote learning resources, the advising hub, technology support, the class schedule, and more.

Visit the Student Services Directory for information. 

Yes. Students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus must complete the daily self-screening form before arriving on campus. 

Apr. 2022: Stanislaus State will continue to require face coverings to be worn in instructional spaces, which includes any room within a building where an instructor, teaching assistant or staff member and one or more students are engaged in teaching, learning, research, creative/performing activities or advising. The face covering requirement will be released in other indoor areas effective April 25. Read full message.

Students can visit the Facing Coverings information page.

Our safety measures and protocols are in place to help ensure that everyone in our community remains healthy. Repeated failure to comply with safety measures or protocols, including the face covering requirement, may result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct. 

 Yes. Safety measures have been taken to facilitate 3 feet of physical distancing in classrooms. In addition, highly touched surfaces inside classrooms are being regularly disinfected and proper building ventilation is in place.

If you think you have COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the “I think I may have COVID-19” webpage for information and resources.

Information for Faculty

Yes. Face coverings are available through the COVID Supply Store. In addition, N95 respirators are available for voluntary use and can be requested using the N95 Voluntary Use form. Training on the proper use of N95 respirators will be provided. For more information, visit the ;Face Coverings webpage.

Yes. All employees, including faculty, are required to complete the Daily Self-Screening Form prior to coming to campus.

Guidance for Students

Eating and drinking are not permitted in classrooms unless there is an approved accommodation. Individuals should eat or drink in food service areas or outdoors. Face coverings are required to be properly worn indoors at all times.

Faculty are encouraged to review the COVID-19 Safety Procedures Enforcement page for detailed information on the student conduct process and recommended best practices for handling non-compliance in the classroom.

The updated daily self-screening form for students, which integrates the vaccine verification database and the COVID-19 testing database, is required for all students every time they come to campus. When students complete the daily self-screening form, a green or red screen will appear to indicate whether or not they are cleared to come to campus.

A GREEN screen means CLEARED

A RED screen means NOT CLEARED

Faculty can request that students show their green screen prior to entering the classroom. For more information visit the Daily Self-Screening webpage.

Faculty are not required to accommodate student absences for students who cannot come to class due to a failed screen. We do ask faculty to work with students who are required to miss class due to COVID-related quarantine or isolation. Deans stand ready to assist you in addressing situations as they arise.

For a complete listing of available student services and the format in which they are available (remote and/or in person) visit the Student Services Directory webpage.

Keeping Us All Safe

Yes. The COVID-19 & Campus Updates website is a central hub with all of the information students need related to COVID-19. The Warriors Take Care team can also answer any student questions related to vaccinations, exemptions, testing and more.

The Building Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality and Domestic Water Safety webpage details the measures taken to ensure healthy air conditions inside campus buildings.

This information is posted on the Safety Measures webpage.

This information is posted on the COVID-19 Case Rates webpage.

Fall 2021 Reopening Survey Reports:
Visit the IEA website for the survey data

Stanislaus State Fall Information & FAQs:
Fall 2021 Information 8-6-21.pdf

Student Affairs On-Campus Gatherings
Fall 2021 Student Organizations and Division Department Protocols.pdf

View Fall 2021 Health and Safety Guidelines for In-Person Courses (PDF)

Classroom list over 20 seats with 6' & 3' & tier percent.pdf
Stanislaus State classrooms and computer labs with physical distance and tier rooms with 20 or more seats in orange/yellow tier.

“Return to Campus” plan.pdf
This proposed Return to Work plan has not been implemented and is subject to meet and confer as appropriate. This plan may change if the State releases Guidelines for Higher Education as anticipated.

Telecommute Program

Tier Based Allowable Activities/Uses Matrix.xlsx
The matrix is based on guidance for Institutions of Higher Education from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of California, and the Stanislaus County Public Health Department. The information will be continually re-evaluated as the restrictions and requirements are modified. While Stanislaus County remains in any COVID Tier, approval and review of the activities in the matrix are required by the Cabinet and Stan State Safety and Risk Management Office. Capacity, as outlined in the matrix, refers to the room/facility capacity as outlined by the Fire Marshal. Actual capacity, based on health and safety guidelines within each tier, will often be less than the maximum occupancy. The matrix outlines the maximum allowance by tier and category, approval will be based on the priority of health and safety for all students, faculty, and staff. This matrix will be updated on a regular basis as tier guidelines are revised by the agencies mentioned above.

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