June 24, 2021
Campus Re-Entry Update: President's Directive no. 22
On June 17, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) revised its workplace regulations to align with the California Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Gov. Newsom signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect that day. Consistent with these actions, President’s Directive No. 21 will be withdrawn and replaced with President’s Directive No. 22, effective July 1, 2021. This new directive outlines the University's revised COVID-19 mitigation measures and guidelines. Please take time to review the new directive here .
Below is a summary of measures outlined in Directive No. 22:
Re-Entry and Surveillance Testing
- All active University employees and matriculated students are required to undergo re-entry testing prior to returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester and undergo weekly surveillance testing thereafter.
- All active University employees and matriculated students who are fully vaccinated and who have voluntarily provided their vaccine record to the University will not need to undergo re-entry or surveillance testing.
- Fully vaccinated employees may work indoors without face coverings, even if unvaccinated co-workers are present.
- Unvaccinated employees must continue to wear face coverings indoors and in vehicle unless an exemption applies. Those exemptions are listed in Directive No. 22.
- There are some settings on campus, such as healthcare settings, where face coverings remain required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status.
- Upon request, the University will provide N95 respirators to employees for voluntary use, regardless of vaccination status.
- Although not required, face coverings are recommended for unvaccinated individuals outdoors where six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Fully vaccinated employees are explicitly allowed to wear a face covering without fear of retaliation.
- Physical distancing or barriers are no longer required, regardless of individuals’ vaccination status, unless there is an outbreak.
More information on the campus re-entry process including weekly testing, updated training, and a self-health screening and self-monitoring process will be coming soon. The University will issue this information to employees well before our return on August 1.
As a reminder, all active employees may voluntarily upload their COVID-19 vaccination record to opt out of required weekly testing upon campus re-entry. To voluntarily upload your record, please locate the vaccination icon found in your employee portal.
As always, your health and well-being remain our top priority and we will continue to monitor the situation on campus and follow all state, federal, and local public health guidelines. Thank you for your patience as we prepare to resume campus operations this fall.
David Forgues, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion