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Emergency Notification

Return to Campus: Employees

Cal State LA continues to support the University community’s return to campus. This will be done with health and safety as our top priority. This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Keeping Cal State LA Safe and Healthy

COVID-19 Booster Requirement

The CSU announced on Dec. 22, 2021, that students, faculty, and staff are now required to receive booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for spring 2022. We encourage you to get a booster shot ASAP, if you haven’t already.

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Employee Vaccination Verification

Employees may verify their vaccination status by logging into the MyCalStateLA portal, clicking HRM, and clicking on the COVID-19 Employee Self-Certification button. You will then confirm your vaccination status and upload supporting documentation. Find FAQ about the vaccination requirement on Health Watch.

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COVID-19 Safety Training for Employees

We recommend COVID-19 safety training for employees who plan to return to campus to work or to pick up materials.

Health Self-Screening

All Cal State LA employees shall conduct a self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms before arriving on campus.


Learn about the California State University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students, faculty, and staff.

Hazard Incident Report

Report an unsafe condition or violation of any health and safety related campus policies.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to wear a face mask while working on campus? What kind do I need to wear?

Faculty and staff must now wear surgical masks or higher-level PPE such as N95 respirators or KN95 and KF94 masks on campus. This change is required by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Surgical masks and higher-level PPE offer greater protection than cloth masks.

Surgical masks are located in dispensers throughout campus. N95 respirators are available upon request. You can request an N95 respirator on the Risk Management and EHS website using the N95 Respirator Request Form (Online).

Masks are required indoors. Masks are strongly recommended outdoors in many settings. Learn more about face masks.

Are COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters required?

Yes. The CSU requires COVID-19 vaccinations. This means that Cal State LA faculty, staff and students must certify that they are vaccinated or request a medical or religious exemption. The requirement is mandatory. Find more information in our COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ.

The CSU announced on Dec. 22, 2021, that students, faculty, and staff are required to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for spring 2022. We will share more information about the new booster requirement following the holiday break.