Cal State East Bay is working closely with public health and other regional and state officials to inform the university’s practices and guidelines. These partners include:
Alameda County: http://www.acphd.org/
Contra Costa County: https://cchealth.org/
California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/
Although individual counties, including Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, are able to implement localized modifications, the following orders are in place in California:
All individuals living in the State of California are currently ordered to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.
On May 4, 2020, an Executive Order (PDF) informed local health jurisdictions and industry sectors that they may gradually reopen under new modifications and guidance provided by the state per the May 7, 2020 Public Health Order (PDF).
Cloth face coverings or masks help reduce the spread of coronavirus especially when combined with physical distancing and frequent hand washing. Starting June 18, Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. Learn more about the guidance and limited exceptions here.
The City of Hayward and Eden Health District hosted a COVID-19 test site on Cal State East Bay’s campus beginning April 13. The Hayward Testing Center, located at Lot A on the CSUEB campus, is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, though it may close earlier on any given day based on demand or if the available number of tests for the day has been exhausted.
Test results also are shared with public health authorities in the counties of residence of those tested, and by those county authorities with the California Department of Public Health.
Testing at the Center is free and available to anyone regardless of where they live or immigration status. To be tested, individuals generally must have a fever over 100 degrees or other COVID-19 symptoms.
Health-care workers and first responders can make advance appointments for testing by calling Hayward’s COVID-19 hotline at (510) 583-4949.
Contact tracing is an important step in slowing the spread of COVID-19. It’s when health workers notify you that you’ve been in contact with an infected person, and you should also get tested. Public health departments have used contact tracing for decades to fight infectious disease.
Cal State East Bay is not organizing nor managing contact tracing, as that process is done through California Connected.
View the California Department of Public Health’s How Does Contact Tracing Work? (PDF)
According to the California Connected site, this is the process for contact tracing:
If you test positive for COVID-19:
If you are exposed to COVID-19:
The impact of COVID-19 is continually fluid, and the university will post information about campus repopulation and other resources on this website. If you have questions or comments that would improve this site, please submit them through this online form.