Frequently Asked Questions: Today Toward Together
The impact of COVID-19 is fluid, and the university will post information about campus repopulation and other resources here to address your questions and concerns. If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please let us know. For questions specific to vaccinations and testing, please refer to the FAQ section of those pages.
Yes, about 60 percent of classes will be offered in person or hybrid for the spring semester. Cal State East Bay's course catalog has information about how each course will be delivered this semester.
However, Cal State East Bay will temporarily begin the first two weeks of Spring 2022 semester with fully remote instruction. Classes and labs offered between January 18 through January 28 will be delivered via remote modalities. On Monday, January 31, classes and labs will return to the instructional modality as stated in the Spring 2022 schedule.
The California State University system requires faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be vaccinated AND boosted against COVID-19. More information is available on the vaccine information page.
The California Department of Public Health and local public health departments lifted the face covering requirements for certain settings. To align with this guidance, Cal State East Bay does not require face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status as of March 10, 2022. While face coverings are not required, they are encouraged.
In accordance with federal and state mandates, face coverings are still required in healthcare settings regardless of vaccination status.
While positivity rates have dramatically dropped in the Bay Area and California, face coverings continue to be a recommended public health practice, and we know that many in our university and broader community choose to wear them even though they are fully vaccinated.
Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) and the Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) are both great resources. Meet with an AACE advisor to make sure you are taking the courses you need to graduate. In the fall, AACE will continue delivering most of its advising virtually. SCAA, which provides tutoring services, is also operating virtually for now.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student should be reported to Student Health and Counseling Services using the Student COVID-19 Positive or Suspected Case Report.
There is separate guidance for faculty and staff.