January 15, 2021 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 1/15/21.


General Updates 


Orange County COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution

Orange County is in the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccines in a phased approach. The current phase is 1A as outlined below. We will continue to communicate to the campus community as additional phases become active. Please visit the OC Health Care Agency website for more information on these vaccine tiers as the County is administering the distribution of vaccines.


Current Eligible Groups:

    • Law Enforcement
    • Health care providers

An email was sent to qualifying departments from CSUF’s OC Public Health Liaison with information on scheduling an appointment.

    • All OC residents 65+

Schedule an appointment using the   Othena website   and app and click on first time user. Due to the high volume of appointment requests, you may need to check the website frequently.


For more information on eligible groups, please visit the OC Health Care Agency website.


What Should I Do Now?

  • If you fall under an eligible group, use the link provided to you from our public health liaison or sign up via https://othena.com/ and click on first time user.
  • If you do not fall under an eligible group, fill out the notification form: https://othena.com/individuals.php
  • Once you are registered and cleared to make an appointment, the vaccination sites will be listed.
  • Do not go to a Super Site without an appointment. The county is asking only those within priority groups sign up and go to one of the vaccine distribution locations.
  • Be sure you have the proper documentation with you when you arrive at your appointment.
  • Do not share link provided to you with others. You will be turned away at the site if you are not part of an active tier or do not have proper identification.
  • Be sure you have the proper documentation with you when you arrive at your appointment.
  • Information on LA County Vaccinations.


How You Can Volunteer:

The County is looking for volunteers with emergency management experience (i.e. veterans) to assist at the mass distribution sites. Volunteers will receive priority vaccination. To volunteer go to https://oneoc.org/


From the OC Health Care Agency (OCHCA) on 1/12/21:

“All residents are encouraged to register to be notified when the County of Orange’s vaccine and testing management app, Othena, has appointments available and is ready for their use by visiting https://othena.com/individuals.php  and filling out the online form. The success of the County’s phased, tiered vaccination plan depends on everyone being patient and allowing priority groups to be vaccinated first. Overwhelming the appointment system will make it even more challenging to dispense the limited supply of vaccine currently available. As vaccine becomes more plentiful, additional appointments will become available, and eligibility will open up to other groups.”


Information is continuously changing. Check for updates here:


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W-2 Wages and Tax Statement Mailing Address

Your 2020 W-2 will be mailed to the address listed in the State Controller’s Office Cal Employee Connect portal. You can find your listed address in the profile section. Cal Employee Connect is the new self-service portal available to California State University employees that allows you to access your direct depositing earning statements, update your address, and electronically obtain your W-2s in lieu of the now discontinued printing of employee direct deposit advices. A change of address must be completed for your W-2 to be mailed to a new address.


If you have not registered for Cal Employee connect yet, please view the Cal Employee Connect Instructions on our website and register for an account.





Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


MLK Day Event

Please join us on Tuesday, January 19, from 5:30-7:30 pm as we virtually welcome Gerald C. Rivers in honor of Martin Luther King Day. This event will mark the second installment in the Titans Together Speaker Series.  Register here to secure your spot as a participant in the live webinar. Space in the webinar is limited, so register early. The event will also be livestreamed via YouTube and a link will be provided closer to the date


Critical Conversations Series: U.S. Presidential Elections

Coming soon! Join DIEP for two upcoming Critical Conversations focused on the U.S Presidential Elections. One session will pull together a panel of experts to provide education on the final stages of the US Presidential elections. Another session will be hosted specifically for processing the Capitol Riots on January 6th. Keep a lookout in your email and on social media  @CSUFDiversity for more details and registration information. 





Total Wellness


Employee Assistance Program (EAP) COVID-19 Virtual Support Sessions

The University’s EAP, LifeMatters by Empathia will host the upcoming support session– designed for you to share your challenges, ask questions, and focus on strategies to enhance coping and building resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the session below by clicking on the session title.


Parenting in a Pandemic: Support Group

Wednesday, February 10th

10 am – 11 am

Challenges for parents abound in this COVID-19 world.  Parents have been thrust into uncharted waters as they try to not only remain valued employees but help navigate their children's education and social and emotional well-being. This session will focus on helping parents more successfully navigate all that is before them.


Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always here to assist you. LifeMatters by Empathia offers an array of services. Benefits can be accessed by employees and their family members, via internet, a 24-hour telephone helpline and/or face-to-face meetings with consultants. Please visit LifeMatters ® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474. Visit the EAP webpage on our websiteOpens in new window for more information on the program.





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 hr@fullerton.edu.  


COVID-19 Resources 


COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

The University requests that any employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 or becomes aware that they may have been in close contact with someone who either has tested positive for or is suspected to have COVID-19 report the positive result or exposure using the   CSUF COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. CSUF’s Infectious Diseases Response Team reviews and verifies COVID-19 confirmed cases and responds to concerns from the campus community on COVID-19.


COVID-19 Symptoms

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 may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

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


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 Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery websiteOpens in new window .


COVID-19 Related Questions? 

Please contact coronavirus@fullerton.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.