COVID-19 Vaccination

Page last updated January 12, 2022

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Vaccination Information - All Campus

On December 22, 2021, the CSU announced that all CSU campuses will require students, faculty and staff accessing university facilities to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to remain in compliance with the CSU’s vaccination policy. This updated policy also applies to auxiliary employees, volunteers and other unpaid appointments. 

The CSU's new requirement calls for boosters to be received by February 28, 2022, or six months after an individual received the final dose of the original vaccination, whichever is later. Medical and religious exemptions may apply. 

At SJSU, all booster-eligible students who are registered for hybrid or in-person classes are required to update their vaccination status and upload a record of their booster shot by January 31, 2022. Non-represented employees, volunteers and auxiliary employees must update their vaccination records with documentation of a booster or exemption by February 28. Represented employees are not yet required to submit booster or exemption documentation as the meet-and-confer process continues, but may do so via the Self-Service Attestation page in SJSU @ Work.

Key dates to be mindful of for 2022:

Key Date Vaccination Action Item
January 31, 2022

All booster-eligible students who are registered for hybrid or in-person classes are required to update their vaccination status and upload a record of their booster shot.

February 28, 2022

Non-represented employees, volunteers and auxiliary employees must update their vaccination records with documentation of a booster or exemption via the Self-Service Attestation page in SJSU @ Work.

SJSU Mask Policy

On Monday, August 2, 2021, Santa Clara County announced new public health orders in light of the continued emergence of the Delta variant. The orders require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021. 

SJSU is in compliance with the county’s order, which means as of August 3, 2021, masks or face coverings must be worn by everyone while inside campus facilities or in a shared vehicle for a university-sponsored activity. The only exception is if you are in a private office alone with the door closed or when you are eating or drinking. 

In addition, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are also required to wear a mask when conducting field research tasks requiring interactions, and when outdoors and it is not possible to maintain six feet of physical distance from others. 

Exceptions to the above for unvaccinated individuals are: 1) When alone in a vehicle while conducting a university-sponsored activity; 2) When alone in a private office with the door closed; 3) If work cannot be achieved safely with a mask in place; or 4) If an individual has an approved accommodation.


Vaccination Verification Process - All Campus

All students, faculty and staff must verify their vaccination status to comply with the CSU vaccination policy. Auxiliary employees as well as volunteers and other unpaid appointments are also subject to this policy.

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing

Students, faculty, staff, auxiliary employees, volunteers and other unpaid appointments who access campus and other SJSU facilities and have not verified they are fully vaccinated will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing. You will be removed from testing protocols if you self-attest and provide documentation that you are fully vaccinated. This mandate applies to all employees, represented and non-represented.

Testing will occur on campus — or at off-campus worksites, if applicable — at no cost on a weekly basis. Individuals who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated will not be required to undergo testing. Exemption from vaccination is not an exemption from testing. Those failing to test when required to do so will be subject to formal consequences.


FAQ - CSU Vaccination Policy

The following FAQs have been provided to campuses by the CSU.


FAQ - Student Vaccination


External Resources Links

CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Santa Clara County Public Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Information