The following resources are intended to help California Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) continue safe, successful, and full in-person instruction.
Vaccination and boosters are a safe and effective way of preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death, and are the most important tools for keeping campus communities safe. Stay up-to-date on the most recent CDC vaccination recommendations. Vaccination and boosters are encouraged for all eligible students, faculty, and staff.
Additionally, all IHE should follow current recommendations within the When and Why to Wear a Mask.
IHE administrators should continue to take into account health equity considerations for vulnerable populations and promoting fair access to health.
Below are some additional resources for IHE:
- Follow the updated CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19 along with the Isolation and Quarantine Q&As, and obtain further guidance within the CDC Stay Home When You Are Sick webpage.
- For testing recommendations in various scenarios including congregate living, see CDPH Testing Guidance and CDC's Testing Guidance for COVID-19. Testing is another approach to COVID-19 prevention as early detection may further mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
- If you test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms, call a healthcare provider or urgent care center right away about treatment. COVID-19 treatments must be taken within 5-7 days of the start of symptoms. Get treatment even if your illness is still mild. Do not wait for symptoms to get worse. Learn more at COVID-19 Treatment or call the statewide COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-422-4255.
- The CDPH Interim Guidance for Ventilation, Filtration, and Air Quality in Indoor Environments provides resources for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings.
- The California Community College Athletic Association site and the National Collegiate Athletics Association provides information, recommendations, and requirements for student athletes in fall, winter, and spring sports practice and competition, including for the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of COVID-19 for student athletes.
- Review the current Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations and Cal/OSHA FAQs should be reviewed for current requirements for covered employers.
- Information and requirements in the event of outbreaks can be found on the Cal/OSHA Site, in addition to any relevant employee testing and reporting requirements. For more considerations and an explanation of the regulations, see the FAQs on Outbreaks.
- CDPH's Responding to COVID-19 at the Workplace Guidance also provides specific definitions on what constitutes an outbreak and all required reporting requirements.
- See CDC's recommendations for details on safe travel.
- Find additional resources on the Post-COVID Conditions Response page and the CDPH Post COVID-19 Conditions page.
Originally published on July 15, 2021