Frequently Asked Questions

CSUCI COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

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CSU Update

California State University Update on Coronavirus-Related Actions

About CSUCI's COVID-19 Response

This website provides the latest information about CSUCI’s response to the spread of COVID-19, also called novel coronavirus.

The University’s primary commitment is to the safety, health and well-being of our campus community, and we are actively monitoring the local and global health situation and following guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, CSU Chancellor’s Office, and regional public health departments. Below you will find information about COVID-19, including information resources, health tips and travel guidelines. Updates will continue to be provided on this website.

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person and was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to serious respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

Updates to the campus community will be provided accordingly. Make sure to provide your mobile number and additional emails within myCI in order to provide you with timely CSUCI Alerts or Bulletins via text messages and emails to you, your family and friends. CSUCI Alerts is our primary means of communication in the event of an emergency, including a campus closure. Updates will also be provided on the University’s Information Hotline at 805-437-3911. Information will also be shared via the University’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media channels.

This is an evolving situation and this website will serve to update the campus community on COVID-19, provide health tips or recommendations, links to resources, and notify people of any policy or business continuity decisions that may affect the campus.

We understand that there is some anxiety and uneasiness around COVID-19; however, let us support one another during this uncertain time. COVID-19 is a virus that can affect all humans and racism or stigmatism do not reflect the values of the CSUCI family. Please review the CDC’s “Share Facts, Not Fear” information and help stop the spread of rumors.

Information Resources

Health Tips

We encourage you to actively engage in healthy habits to help prevent contracting and spreading illnesses. There are steps each of us can take to reduce our chances of getting ill — whether from COVID-19, the flu or a cold.

Treat Yourself Well

Make it Hard for Viruses to Spread

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash; or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces within your normal surroundings.
  • Check with your healthcare provider whether obtaining the annual flu vaccine is advisable for you.

Travel Guidelines & Advisories

As recommended by the CDC and the U.S. Department of State, the University has canceled all University-sponsored travel to Level 3 countries including China, South Korea and Italy.

Out of an abundance of caution and keeping the health and safety of our students and faculty as the number one priority, all UNIV392 study abroad classes have been suspended through Summer 2020. Faculty teaching these classes are developing alternative options for students to successfully complete these classes. Faculty who have questions should discuss with their respective Dean and students enrolled in these courses should contact their faculty member.

For a list of current program cancellations, visit www.csuci.edu/international. Any updates on program cancellations to students currently studying abroad will be emailed to impacted students and updated on the International Program’s website.

Additionally, all previously approved University-sponsored travel will need to be reviewed and approved again with the respective Vice President or the Provost.

Because the situation is fluid, students, faculty or staff who plan to travel out of the country during spring break (March 23-29, 2020) are urged to be aware of any travel restrictions. We urge you to be attentive to travel advisories and existing regulations, and to follow the guidance provided by agencies such as the CDC and the U.S. Department for State.

Spring break or other personal travel plans may be entered into the CSUCI COVID-19 Global Travel Registry.

If you are ill and have traveled out of the country in the last 21 days or if you have had close contact with a person known to be infected by COVID-19:

  • Stay home and do not come to campus for classes or for work. Notify your faculty member or supervisor if you are going to miss class or work.
  • Students with fever, cough or severe illness should stay home or remain within their residence hall and call Student Health Services (SHS) at 805-437-8828 before visiting SHS or their personal health care provider in order to obtain specific instructions.
  • Faculty or staff with fever, cough or severe illness should stay home and seek medical attention by calling their personal health care provider before visiting their medical facility in order to obtain specific instructions.
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