COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information

Vaccination information

On April 22, 2021, the California State University system announced that it will require faculty, staff and students who access campus facilities this fall to be immunized against COVID-19. The requirement will be conditional upon full approval of one or more vaccines by the FDA. For more information about the vaccine requirement, visit the FAQs.

The university does not currently have access to vaccines nor appointments. Individuals seeking a vaccine should use these resources:

  • Register at myturn.ca.gov to determine your current eligibility, schedule appointments if you are currently eligible or receive notification when you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no charge. Cal State East Bay employees should choose “Education” as their industry, as the State of California is now permitting individuals in this sector vaccinations as supplies allow. 
  • Check directly with your healthcare provider. Hospital systems and large health care providers get their own supplies of vaccines from the state.  
  • County public health pages in Alameda County and Contra Costa County list current eligibility and how to schedule appointments. If you are not a resident in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties, check with your county public health website for local information. 
  • The crowd-sourced site vaccinateca.com lists available vaccine sites by ZIP code, and also updates availability and eligibility guidelines such as age, tier status and residence. 

The State of California’s COVID-19 website explains the vaccine’s benefits and its plans to distribute and vaccinate the state’s residents. 

On Cal State East Bay’s campuses, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to comply with public health guidelines, including:

  • Wear a face covering that covers nose and mouth
  • Remain 6 feet away from others
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Stay home if you are ill, have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, or have recently tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results

Please refer to university’s guidelines for coming to campus,  as well as a health self-assessment.

Testing

There are several options available to you if you'd like to be tested for COVID-19. If you have medical insurance, call your doctor/healthcare provider to schedule a test. If you do not have medical insurance, you can schedule an appointment at a community testing site. Some counties also have testing events.