Campus Access and Protocols during Safer at Home Orders

In accordance with the guidance of public health officials, students, faculty, staff, and members of the public should not visit Cal State LA. We remain under the Safer at Home Order for control of COVID-19. 

Faculty and staff may request approval to come to campus for one of the following purposes:

  1. On-Campus Instructional Activities Protocol (IAP)
  2. Drive-thru Distribution and Collection of Materials Protocol and Checklist
  3. Infrequent Campus Visit Protocol
  4. Research Scholarship Creative Activity (RSCA) Protocol

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the RM/EHS COVID-19 Safety Online Course is required and proof of completion must be submitted as part of the application. Retain a copy of your certificate of completion for future submissions.

The specific protocols for each type of visit must be followed prior to access being granted. It is not necessary for those staff members who have been given prior essential employee designation to apply for campus access. 


An instructional-based activity is defined as an activity that supports Cal State LA's academic mission utilizing campus premises for instructional purposes, such as instructional video recording, instructional off-campus project kit assembly*, and other related instructional activities. These are activities that have been identified by the Deans as essential for remote instruction in Fall 2020.

*If the on-campus application involves any project kit making that is intended to be distributed to students for instructional purposes, the on-campus application must also follow the protocol and checklist in the Drive-Thru Distribution and Collection of Materials.

Please direct any questions to your respective college resource manager.

Submit an On-Campus Instructional Activities Application


This protocol and checklist is completed in tandem with the On-Campus Instructional Activities Application.  

Review the Drive-thru Distribution and Collection of Materials Protocol and Checklist


Any faculty/staff planning to come to campus for a brief duration (0 - 2 hours) will need to complete this application for approval prior to the campus visit. Completion of the RM/EHS COVID-19 Safety Online Course is required and proof of completion must be submitted as part of the application.  Retain a copy of your certificate for future submissions.  

Please provide 72 hours (3 business days) advance notice for this request.  Weekend visits or visits after 6pm during weekdays are not permitted.

This protocol is in place to:

  • Maintain an accurate record of who is on campus in the event that LA County asks the campus to begin contact tracing
  • Minimize staff exposure to potential COVID-19 cases to the maximum extent possible

If a vendor and/or contractor needs to perform work on campus, the Department/College responsible for managing the vendor/contractor will complete the Infrequent Campus Visit Protocol application on the vendor’s/contractor’s behalf.  All contractors/vendors will need to complete the COVID-training and provide proof of training to the managing Department/College.  If the campus visit by the vendor/contractor is expected to exceed 2 hours, the Department/College should first contact Emily Acevedo, Assistant Director of Academic and Facilities Planning, to discuss possible logistical constraints.

For those who do not have access to CSU Learn, please complete this alternate COVID-training.  You will be prompted to enter the name of your Department/College contact, which in this case would be your College Dean.  Once you completed the training, please submit the Infrequent Campus Visit Application and attach proof of completion of the COVID Training.  

Submit an Infrequent Campus Visit Application


Any faculty requesting lab or studio consideration for the restoration of Research Scholarship Creative Activity will need to follow the RSCA approval process. Reopening considerations will be different for individual labs or studios. Each lab or studio must have an approved safety and reoccupation plan. The RSCA approval process involves five steps: 1) complete all required safety training; 2) complete the RSCA Reopening Application and Rationale Form; 3) send documents to RSCA College Review Committee; 4) request a Safety Site Assessment; and 5) submit RSCA application material via DocuSign.

Faculty/PI will submit the RSCA Reopening Application on behalf of students, assuming the student meets the guidelines in place. Please note that Colleges may have additional forms or requirements, so the Faculty/PI should communicate with their Associate Dean prior to submitting the application for further clarification.

Start the RSCA Reopening Application Process