March 12, 2021 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 3/12/21.


General Updates 


COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Phase 1B, Tier 1 for Educators is open in Orange County pending vaccine allocation. CSUF employees are considered educators under this tier. CSUF emailed employees during the week of Feb. 22nd a letter of certification showing proof of eligibility (for Phase 1B, Tier 1 - Educators) to show at the vaccination site. If you have not received this letter, please email There are several ways to obtain the vaccine.  Everyone is encouraged to register and inquire through all available resources.


All employees are encouraged to contact their primary care provider; most larger health care facilities are vaccinating their members. You may also check with retail locations such as Walgreens, CVS, WalMart, Costco and RiteAid. Additionally, you may register at My Turn and Othena to receive notifications when appointments are available. Check the Titans Return: Vaccine and Testing webpage often for the latest updates and more information.


Fall Planning Forums for Staff & Management

HRDI will host monthly Fall Planning Forums for staff and management in the months ahead. These one-hour forums will include the most up-to-date information about health and safety guidelines and our planning for the future. We will also listen to your thoughts and concerns and use them to improve our planning processes. Join us for the next forum on April 15 at 4pm - 5pm.Opens in new window  Find all upcoming forum dates and past event recordings on the HRDI Coronavirus webpage


University Awards Program – Save the Date!

Save the date for the University Awards Program, celebrating faculty and staff years of service, earned degrees, University awards and Titan Excellence Awards. Join us on Thursday, April 15 at 10 am. Broadcast link to be announced closer to the event date. Visit our UAP webpage for more information.





Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


Social Justice Week

Social Justice Week is a week-long virtual conference filled with events and activities designed to engage the entire campus community in learning about social justice. The conference will culminate with a keynote speaker, W. Kamau Bell, comedian and television host, who will also serve as the final speaker for the Titans Together Speaker Series. Campus partners ASI, DIRC, MSI, SLL, WARC, DSS, and FDC have collaborated to ensure activities are engaging for faculty, students, and staff within the Titan Community. The conference will be held beginning March 15 and closing on March 19. Visit the Social Justice Week website to start planning your week of events.


Titan Table Talks Series - Civic Engagement: The Power of the Female Vote

Join the next event, Titan Table Talk Civic Engagement: The Power of the Female Vote on March 17 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The dialogue will feature local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss "power of the female vote" as it relates to civic engagement. Register here for the 3/17 Titan Table Talk to receive a link to the webinar and have a chance to engage with the panelists during the live event. Visit the Titan Table Talk webpage for event details, current schedule, and past event videos.


DIEP March 2021 Newsletter

Check out the DIEP March newsletter for upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities to take advantage of this month.




Total Wellness


CSUF Walking Challenge Coming Soon!

A CSUF Walking Challenge will return this semester. Be on the lookout for more details this month from Total Wellness.


Virtual Spring Wellness Sessions

Join us for any one of the upcoming virtual wellness sessions scheduled for the coming semester. Click on the session title link below to join the session on the listed date and time and visit our upcoming events webpage for more events coming this year and the latest details.



Tuesday Wellness Talks

Tuesdays at

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm


For anyone interested in their health. Join the weekly conversation as we share tips and tricks for healthy living and eating habits.

Virtual Yoga

Thursdays at 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Fridays at 10 am – 10:30 am

Join us on Thursday or Friday mornings for yoga at the convenience of your desk. Increase your flexibility, muscle strength, improve your respiration, and energy.

Your Retirement Application & Beyond

Tuesday, March 16

9 am – 11 am 

Learn about post-retirement including getting your first check on time, changing direct deposit, tax withholdings and your lump sum death beneficiary after retirement and health benefits. 

Effectively with your Children

Thursday, Mar 18

Noon – 1 pm

Healthy communication is a key to helping your child grow and develop as a human being. Learn how to connect with your child’s feelings, build stronger bonds, and build your child’s self-esteem.

Retirement Checklist

Tuesday, Mar 23

Noon – 1 pm

Cover a retirement checklist and resources for an action plan to make sure you’re on track for your retirement goals at various ages.

Creating a Culture of Enthusiasm

Tuesday, Mar 23

9 am – 10:30 am

Examine tools to help develop skills for yourself and your remote team to be more flexible, enthusiastic, open, and approachable.

How to Use Credit

Thursday, Mar 25

11 am – noon

Discuss what credit is, its importance, how to use credit wisely, how to understand credit scores, how they are calculated and all the ways it can affect your life.





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 


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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 website   for more information on the program.


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