November 12, 2020 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 11/12/20.


General Updates 


Titan Emergency Fund for Faculty/Staff

Having trouble meeting essential expenses, especially with the financial demands of the holiday season? You may be eligible to receive assistance from CSUF Titan Emergency Fund for faculty and staff. The fund provides financial assistance for employees who are experiencing hardships related to COVID-19.                                                                                                       

We encourage faculty/staff who may be interested in assistance to apply online. For eligibility and application information, please visit the Titan 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 Emergency Fund.


General Election-Post Election Events

Self-Care & Politics

Register for Self-Care & PoliticsOpens in new window on Friday, November 13 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. In collaboration with Dr. Portia Jackson Preston, Faculty, Department of Public Health. Civic engagement and the elections results have been on the forefront of many individuals’ minds this month. This session is intentionally focused on helping participants find ways to take care of their own mental, emotional, and physical health post-election results.


BFSA Post-Election: Where Do We Go from Here

Register for “Where do we go from here” by emailing and join the event on Friday, November 13 at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. From the Black Faculty and Staff Association, join a virtual panel discussion on where we go from here after the election. See the full list of panelists here.PDF File Opens in new window


Having Difficult Conversations with Family & Friends

Register for Having Difficult Conversations with Family & Friends on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. In collaboration with Dr. Bey-Ling Sha, Dean, College of Communications. With Thanksgiving Break and the holiday season around the corner, coming together with close friends and family might be in your future. Come to this session if you are interested in learning communication skills that can help you navigate difficult conversations about politics and election results that may come up over the break.





Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


DIEP November 2020 Newsletter

Be sure to check out the DIEP November newsletterOpens in new window  for upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities to take advantage of this fall semester.


Titan Table Talks Series: Civic Engagement and Advocacy in Indigenous/Native Communities

Join the next event, Titan Table Talk: Civic Engagement and Advocacy in Indigenous/Native Communities on November 16 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The dialogue will feature local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss civic engagement in Native American/Indigenous Communities. Register for the 11/16 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. Titan Table Talks will coincide with monthly cultural heritage month celebrations so be sure to check back for upcoming dates and event information in the months ahead. 






Total Wellness


Total Wellness Zoom Sessions

Join the Total Wellness Team on Zoom for some exciting virtual events. Check this page for the most up to date schedule and Zoom links.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We are in unique times and they may be challenging for some. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is 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 Opens in new window ® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474. Visit the EAP webpage on our website for more information on the program.


Ask “Fidelity” Virtual Session

Please join us on November 18 from 12 pm - 1 pm for a virtual fidelity session. Fidelity representative, Christian Frost will provide information on the topics below and answer questions during a Q&A period.  Zoom link:  

  • Learn about the CSU SRP 403b and how to schedule a private virtual planning and guidance session.

  • Learn how to navigate online planning tools and resources (demo of Fidelity Retirement planning tools).


SchoolsFirst Managing Money During Uncertain Times Session

Join SchoolsFirst on November 19 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm for tips and resources on how to manage your money during uncertain time. Learn how to prepare, navigate, and know what to do after unforeseen times. Zoom link:


SchoolsFirst also has emergency relief programs available on savings, loans and credit cards you have with SchoolsFirst FCU. Find more information on Schools First emergency relief programs here.Opens in new window


Kaiser Permanente Member Flu Shots

KP members, in addition to getting your flu shots at drive-thru and walk-up clinics at KP medical centers, now through December 31, members can get a flu shot at no additional cost from select retailers, including Walgreens, CVS, Vons, Ralph’s, Costco, Walmart and more. You will need your member ID card and a photo ID. No co-pay, no hassle, yes, flu protection! You can find out more by visiting in new window .





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 


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.


Guidance for Holiday Celebrations, Small Gatherings, and Travel

As many people in the United States begin to plan for Thanksgiving and winter holiday celebrations and related travel, the stateOpens in new window and  CDC offer the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. View CDC guidance for holiday celebrations and small gatherings.


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.