COVID-19 Housing Information


COVID-19: Testing Requirements

COVID testing is not required when living in University Housing. However, It is encouraged that if you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to COVID-19, we suggest that you take a COVID test.

If you are in-need of a COVID test, University Housing can provide you with one. Please contact University Housing Office or the RA on Duty to see if a COVID test can be dropped off at your suite/apartment.

COVID-19: Positive Test Results

All residents are required to inform University Housing immediately after testing positive for COVID.

To report your case, contact University Housing by either filling out the COVID Status Form through the link below, calling the University Housing Office at 510-885-7444 during business hours, or the RA on Duty after hours. UHRL staff will work with you through our COVID protocols and provide the necessary support.

COVID Status Form

COVID-19: Exposure Guidelines

University Housing is not requiring residents to quarantine if they are COVID exposed. What is suggested is that the resident is masked and distanced from others until you’re able to test. Understand that it takes 3-5 days for someone to become COVID positive.

If you are feeling unwell and experiencing COVID symptoms, we suggest taking a COVID test. If you are receiving a negative COVID test, we suggest making a virtual appointment with the Student Health and Counseling Services. It’s suggested that you remain masked and distanced from others for the duration of 10 days.

COVID-19: Facemasks

Wearing a facemask is encouraged for those:

  • Experiencing respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat).
  • If you’ve had a significant other or came in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, wear a mask for 10 days.


As of January 2024, we are still having residents that test positive for COVID to quarantine on campus. Procedure has changed to where the first 24 hours of initial COVID symptoms OR positive COVID test are crucial. We encourage you to notify University Housing, the RA on Duty or your RA. We have designated quarantine spaces in Housing where you would be temporarily moved to a quarantine space for your quarantine duration.

Once you’ve been moved into quarantine. You’ll be in the quarantine space for up to 10 days. If you are quarantined/ isolated, you have filled out the COVID Status form, if you have any additional questions contact us via text at (510) 999-6461.

University Housing does not have a required masking policy per the protocols established by CSU East Bay’s campus and Alameda County.

We encourage you to wear a mask under these circumstances

  • Experiencing respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat).
  • If you’ve had a significant other or came in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Encourage the person to maintain strict hygiene practices and seek medical assistance if their condition worsens.
    Limit physical contact as well as any sharing of items to reduce the likelihood of illness transmission.
  • Spreading misinformation and stereotypes will only feed into greater fear. Maintaining the health and safety of our
  • Cal State East Bay community remains our greatest priority and each of us can play a part in helping us to stay informed and prepared. We can and must support each other in a creative, positive, and collaborative manner.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, frequently.
  • Use hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Appropriately cover your coughs and sneezes (use a tissue, cough into your elbow).
  • Clean surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Practice social distancing (maintain 6 feet distance from others, avoid crowded spaces and places).

Additional information can be found from these reputable sources:

Cal State East Bay - Student Health & Counseling Services (

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

Governor's Office of Planning and Research (

Cal State East Bay- Together (

*University Housing and Residence Life follows the regulations that are established through CSU East Bay and Alameda County.

For questions not answered online or for any specific concerns, you may have, please send an email to