Feb. 9, 2021 

Dear CSUCI Community:

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well. As COVID-19 continues to surge in Southern California, we would like to share some information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

As you may be aware, Ventura County continues to remain in the strictest, purple tier. Even though Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) has been administering vaccines this past month to healthcare workers and people over 75 years of age, unfortunately, the County’s inventory of vaccines has not been able to keep up with the demand for vaccines. VCPH continues to request from the State’s public health department additional vaccine doses. (Update, 2/9/21: VCPH lowered the age of vaccine distribution to include those who are 65+). 

We encourage all who are eligible and able to participate in the important COVID-19 vaccine phases and tiers as they become available. Please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about the vaccine’s safety, efficacy and to be prepared to consult with your physician or healthcare provider about vaccine options as they pertain to your health.

Additionally, with the constantly changing situation of the pandemic affecting our county and State, we suggest that you visit our Spring 2021 Semester website regularly for additional information and FAQs related to the ongoing pandemic, campus operations, and vaccine information as it becomes available.

Depending on your city of residence, information regarding health orders and the availability of vaccines and appointments can be found by visiting the following websites:

Ventura County COVID-19 Information
Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Information
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Information
California ALL Vaccine Information

In the meantime, it is critical that we continue to follow required safety protocols and keep our guard up in these coming months. Please remember to:

  • Stay home when you are sick or if you have been exposed to others who are sick. (CSUCI employees should visit the Human Resources website to learn more about COVID-19 leave options.)
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately.
  • Wear a mask or face covering while on campus or in public.

If you or someone you know from our campus community tests positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed to the virus, please share this information immediately by submitting a report. A member of the CSUCI COVID-19 Case Management Team will receive your report and follow-up accordingly. Please note that all information, including the name(s) of the ill persons, provided regarding any exposure investigation is confidential in order to protect your privacy and will only be shared with the Case Management Team and public health officials.

As we become aware of new information, we will continue to inform the campus community.

We appreciate all that you have done in the past 11 months to support one another during this challenging time with the hope that brighter days are ahead for all of us.

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