Please contact your medical provider to schedule a COVID-19 test. Student Health Services and general testing locations, such as drugstores and pharmacies, prefer that people with symptoms or direct exposure test at medical facilities. This process inhibits the spread of the virus.
Please follow the guidance in the CGU COVID-19 Protocol and flow chart document for next step actions once receiving a test result.
Most likely, yes. There are different actions based on vaccination status. Fully vaccinated and asymptomatic students are permitted to attend and no quarantine is required. Please monitor any symptoms and a COVID test is recommended 5-7 days following exposure. Please refer to the CGU COVID-19 Protocol and flow chart document.
If you are a full-time student working part-time as a student employee, then your primary status is student and you are subject to the guidelines for students. If you are a full-time staff member and enrolled in a degree program part-time at CGU, then your primary status is staff. However, you are expected to notify both HR and Dean of Students if you have tested positive or come into close contact with someone testing positive with the Covid-19 virus.
Notify CGU Human Resources immediately. If you have been on campus within 14 days of symptoms and/or a positive test, contact tracing is required. Please see CGU COVID-19 Protocol and flow chart document for further information.
Yes. Students, staff and faculty must wear masks while indoors. The only exception is an individual in a private room with the door closed. All individuals in an indoor class must wear masks that cover fully the nose and mouth.
Students must take one of three actions:
- Upload a vaccination card to SHS portal.
- Request a vaccination exemption for medical or religious reasons. If approved, you will be enrolled in COVID testing program at SHS.
- Complete an affidavit indicating that you will not be on campus for the entirety of the fall semester.
If you upload a vaccination card or are approved for an exemption, you will receive an e-mail indicating you are approved to be on campus. Please keep this e-mail. It is possible that you could be asked to show the e-mail when attending an event or other activity on campus.
Defenses may be held in person or by Zoom. Qualifying exams done in Canvas continue to be permissible. If a student and their committee would like to conduct exams or a defense in person, they may do so if they are approved to be on campus. For defenses, all guests should participate by Zoom until further notice.
Students and faculty should be given regular breaks and are encouraged to be outside while eating or drinking. It is not mandatory but strongly recommended that there be no food or beverages in the classroom.
CGU will not give private health information regarding your vaccination status to anyone outside the compliance process (Dean of Students, Human Resources, and Student Health Services).
Health information such as diagnoses, treatment information, medical test results, and prescription information are considered protected health information under HIPAA and California state law. A person’s vaccination status is considered protected health information and will not be shared by CGU.
CGU as an employer and university has the authority to require COVID-19 vaccination/testing of its community members, and an obligation to monitor the vaccination status of students, staff, and faculty. Vaccination status will be kept confidential and shared only with those who need to know as part of the compliance process but not otherwise. If you choose to disclose your vaccination status to a fellow student, staff member, or faculty member, it is up to you how much you disclose and for what purpose.
The majority of CGU buildings are accessible between 8:30 and 10 p.m. Please note that most buildings have already, or will be soon converted, to ID card access. ID cards will be required to access buildings after 5 p.m. If you need a new ID card, please visit Connection in the Library for assistance.
*Please note that Campus Safety will no longer provide access to buildings for students that have forgotten or lost their ID card.