May 13, 2020 Bi-Weekly Update



Sent to all campus employees on 5/13/20 at  4:12 p.m.


General Updates


Update on Future Campus Operations

As President Virjee announced on Monday, CSUF will be extending mandatory temporary telecommuting for all non-essential personnel whose jobs can be performed remotely through June 30, 2020. This extension affords our campus the time and resources to take in the ever-evolving direction from the governor, the chancellor, and other sources on this critical decision. As before, this date is subject to change depending on circumstances and/or federal, state, or local guidance. In alignment with that framework and with the guidance of both health professionals and campus stakeholders, the campus is planning to predominately offer virtual instruction in fall 2020. There are two sets of diverse committees working through this planning, both of which are made up of cross-sections of faculty and staff from a variety of colleges, divisions, and departments. They will continue to be in close consultation with all campus stakeholders to ensure all views and voices are heard and considered as part of any final decision on fall 2020. These stakeholders include faculty, staff, ASI, our Academic Senate, and our union colleagues. An update on a more concrete, final decision on the details of the campus plan will come from the President toward the end of the month.


Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund

The Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund provides limited financial assistance for CSUF employees who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a temporary hardship related to COVID-19.

These emergency relief funds are being set up to provide financial support for those who have been severely impacted by COVID-19 that could adversely affect them and their families as they serve the campus and our students.

For eligibility and application information, please visit the Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund webpage on the HRDI website. If you are able, please join us in pledging your supportOpens in new window by making a charitable contribution to The Titan Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund.


California Childcare Portal

Governor Newsom has announcedOpens in new window a new resource to help parents working in essential fields find safe and licensed childcare. The new California Childcare PortalOpens in new window has been created to help families working in fields such as health care, police, postal services, grocery, and emergency services. Find licensed childcare in your area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigate childcare resources easily, by typing in a zip code to view childcare centers and homes that are currently open, their capacity, licensing history, and other useful information for choosing care.





DIEP Summer Newsletter

The summer edition of the DIEP newsletter is now available. Download the newsletter for professional training opportunities through the summer months along with tips and tricks for teleworking. We will return in the fall with more professional development and engagement opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year. There is still time to complete this brief surveyOpens in new window to help us plan workshops and other learning opportunities in the 2020-2021 academic year.

DIEP Summer NewsletterPDF File Opens in new window





Total Wellness Zoom Sessions –

Please join the Total Wellness Team on the Total Wellness Z-Cam. We have exciting events planned for you. All Zoom broadcasts have a limit of 250 viewers, so log on early. 

  • Desk Yoga- Namaste Titan family. Back by popular demand, join us again for desk yoga every Friday, May 1 through May 22 at 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm. This segment will help reduce tension and improve your concentration and ability to focus so that you can return to your tasks feeling refreshed. Click here to join the weekly Zoom broadcast.Opens in new window

  • Recipe Swap- Titans Eating Healthy. If you are an awesome cook of healthy meals or simply want to learn how to become a better one, please join us for Titans Eating Healthy! All participants can either make a healthy meal/snack and share it with the group or share one that was already prepared. Pictures and smells welcomed. Let’s stay connected through good healthy food. Get your recipe cards out and ready to share. This broadcast will air Friday, May 15th from 10:00 am - 10:30 am.  Click here to join the Recipe Swap Zoom broadcastOpens in new window .


WW (Weight Watchers) Members

WW meetings have gone virtual on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. If you are a member and have not received a Zoom invite, or would like to learn how to find a WW Virtual Workshop, please notify Alexandra Keyes at


Fidelity (1:1) Phone and Virtual Consultations

Fidelity is still having 1:1 consultations, by phone and virtually. To sign up, please visit in new window and reserve the time that works best for you. You may also contact Christian Frost at Christian.frost@fmr.comOpens in new window or (657) 236-8901 or contact the main office at (800) 343-0860.


St. Jude Resources

The St. Jude Wellness Center is offering online opportunities to meet your mind, body and spiritual needs including videos on fitness, nutrition, healthy cooking, restorative and mental health videos you can follow from home. 

  • Visit the St. Jude website.Opens in new window
  • Enter your email in the pop-up box for email updates and click the “Videos” tab for a variety of fitness, nutrition, restorative and mental health videos you can follow from home.
  • Also, follow them on Facebook at St. Jude Wellness Center or Instagram @stjudewellnesscenter for daily tips, videos and inspiration! They also have a free 30-minute mini classes on healthy cooking, mindfulness and a variety of fitness sessions are released weekly. Must receive the weekly newsletter for the links to join. They also have virtual consults, both private and group, available to schedule. Just email


HR Related Questions?  

HRDI is here for you. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at (657) 278-2425 or   


COVID-19 Resources 

The CDC recently released new guidance concerning COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC noted that people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.


Accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the following agencies:  

Orange County Health Care AgencyOpens in new window

California Department of Public HealthOpens in new window

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOpens in new window

World Health OrganizationOpens in new window


The University will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and issue additional communication if and when necessary. Information is available and will be regularly updated on the University’s website at in new window .


COVID-19 Related Questions? 

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.





California Childcare PortalOpens in new window

Titan Emergency Fund for Faculty and Staff