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COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Safety Awareness Online Course

COVID-19 Training for Employees

  1. Log in to the MyCalStateLA Portal. In the portal, select CSU Learn from the Quick Launch area. (Use Chrome or Firefox and allow pop-ups on the site.)
  2. Once CSU Learn opens, visit Global Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19
  3. Once the course details display, click Start to launch the course modules. The training should last approximately 26 minutes.
    • Note: If the provided link does not redirect to the course details, click the Search icon on the top navigation bar and search for “Global Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19”.

If you are experiencing technology issues, such as accessing the training or completing the online training on CSU Learn or CSU Bridge, please contact [email protected].

  • Note: Lab or studio PIs would be required to provide their training certificate to EHS personnel during site assessment.

COVID-19 Training for Students

This training is only for:

  • Students currently in on-campus housing;
  • Students in approved internships, placement, externship, and experiential learning programs;
  • Students in approved on-campus programs.

If you have never logged into CSU Bridge before, the link that should be used is

  1. Students must log in to CSU Bridge. (Use Chrome or Firefox and allow pop-ups on the site.)
  2. After logging in, visit Safety Short: Coronaviruses and COVID-19 
    • Note: user must be logged in prior to clicking direct link.
  3. Once the course details display, click Launch to begin the course.
  4. When students complete the course, they may access their certificate by navigating to their My Profile menu, selecting Learning History, and using the Actions button to View Certificate.

Note: If you are experiencing technology issues, such as accessing the training or completing the online training on CSU Learn or CSU Bridge, please contact [email protected]. Once training is completed, a certificate of training must be provided to the department for record keeping.

Safety Site Assessment

Cal State LA is committed to ensuring the safety of the university community. Divisions, departments and offices are provided a safety site assessment to manage its operations in a safe manner that complies with federal, state and local guidelines.

The guidance in the Safety Site Assessment Guidelines and the COVID-19 Safety Site Assessment Checklist are subject to change.

Please email [email protected] for a Safety Site Assessment.

Face Masks and Voluntary Use Respirators (N95)

All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear an appropriate face mask over the nose and mouth while on campus.

Please wear a surgical mask or higher-level personal protection equipment (“PPE”), such as KN95 or KF94 or N95 respirator. Surgical masks and higherlevel PPE offer greater protection than cloth masks.

Faculty and staff are now required to wear surgical masks or higher-level PPE. This change is required by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Surgical masks are available for students, faculty, and staff in dispensers located in buildings throughout campus, often near main entrances, stairwells, or on various floors.

Face Mask Types and Respirators

There are different types of masks and respirators you can use to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID-19.

Masks are designed to contain your respiratory droplets and particles. They also provide you some protection from particles expelled by others.

Respirators are designed to protect you from particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19, and in doing so they also contain your respiratory droplets and particles, so you do not expose others.


cloth masks

  • Standard everyday mask.
  • Made from variety of materials.​

Surgical Masks or Medical Procedure Masks​

surgical masks

  • Multiple layers of non-woven material.
  • Ensure proper fit over your nose and mouth to prevent leaks.​

KN95 Masks​

KN95 mask

  • Similar to N95 respirators or KF94.
  • Meet international standards.​

KF94 Masks​

KF94 mask

  • Similar to N95 or KN95 masks.
  • Meet international standards.​