Health and Safety: Fall 2022 FAQs
- What are the expectations for students in regards to following health and safety protocols?
CBU is committed to the continued health and safety of members of the campus community. Thus, students are expected to abide by University health and safety protocols. Engaging in behavior that is found to be detrimental to the health and safety of other members of the campus community will be addressed promptly and, if necessary, subject to Judicial Action. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, loss of the privilege to reside on campus and loss of the privilege to attend California Baptist University.
- Does CBU require COVID-19 vaccinations?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) encourage but currently do not require COVID-19 vaccinations or booster shots for private universities. In accordance with public health guidelines, CBU encourages but currently does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or booster shots.
- Are face coverings required?
Effective February 16, 2022, wearing masks inside CBU campus facilities is no longer required. Students, employees, and visitors who prefer to wear masks may do so, and CBU continues to encourage eligible individuals to get vaccinated and boosted.
- Who is responsible for maintaining a safe campus?
Everyone! All members of the campus community are expected to protect themselves and others by engaging in safe behaviors which include:
- Self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms
- Self-isolating when COVID-19 symptoms are experienced
- Are campus conditions being monitored?
In addition to regularly reviewing updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and Riverside County Public Health, to obtain the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus and determine the best and safest direction for our campus, CBU is actively monitoring campus health conditions and will respond appropriately to issues that arise.
- What actions should be taken by members of the campus community who have been exposed
Individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should:
- Practice extreme caution and self-monitor for symptoms; isolation is not required.
- Test on day 3-5 after exposure.
- Students with a positive test result must notify Student Care at email@example.com.
- What should I do if I have tested positive for COVID-19?
- Notify Student Care immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org or 951-552-8100).
- Do not attend class.
- Isolate for 5 days.
- Residential students who meet the criteria for isolation shall be required to isolate themselves at home if their home city is less than 300 miles from CBU. Isolation rules apply by city only, not physical address or zip code. For example, if a student resides in Fresno (included within the 300-mile radius) but their home address is located beyond the 300-mile radius, the isolation rule still applies. See a radius map here.
- Residential students who live outside the 300-mile radius will be assigned an isolation housing unit.
- Residential students are expected to inform their roommates of their test result.
- While isolated, positive students must stay a safe distance (6 feet) from others.
- Students who test positive are restricted from the following:
- Going to any indoor location on campus other than their assigned housing isolation unit.
- Participating in any CBU-sponsored event, including, but not limited to:
- Class attendance (in person)
- Chapel (in person)
- All extracurricular activities (intramurals, athletic events, on and off campus events, etc.)
- Communicate with professors regarding the submission of coursework.
- Isolation can end after day 5 if there is no lingering fever or severe symptoms, and Student Care has provided approval to end isolation.
- If fever or severe symptoms are present, isolation should be continued until both fever and severe symptoms subside.
Note: Student athletes are also subject to CBU Athletic Department and Western Athletic Conference (WAC) protocols.
- Are students who test positive for COVID-19 isolated?
CBU is actively monitoring campus health conditions and will respond appropriately to issues that arise. If a member of the campus community tests positive for COVID-19, CBU will follow local and state guidelines.
- Members of the campus community who meet criteria for isolation (i.e., active infection or test positive) will be required to comply with disease mitigation procedures.
- Commuter students, faculty and staff are expected to isolate at home.
- Residential students who meet criteria for isolation shall be required to isolate themselves at home if their home city is less than 300 miles from CBU. Isolation rules apply by city only, not physical address or zip code. For example, if a student resides in Fresno (included within the 300-mile radius) but their home address is located beyond the 300-mile radius, the isolation rule still applies. See a radius map here.
- Students whose home city is more than 300 miles from CBU will be assigned isolation accommodations.
- Students assigned to CBU-provided isolation accommodations will receive regular contact from university staff regarding their physical, spiritual, mental, and academic well-being.
- Can students mobile-order food if they are in isolation?
- Isolated students will receive instructions for the isolation meal ordering system from Student Care.
- Students who are isolating can log into the InsideCBU online meal ordering system to purchase meals and can pick them up at a central campus location (adjacent to the Alumni Dining Commons).
- What are typical symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include some combination of the following:
- Fever (100.4° F or higher)
- Chills or repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore Throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Congestion or runny nose
- Unexplained fatigue
Individuals who experience any of the following COVID-19 emergency warning signs* should seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
*This list does not reflect all possible symptoms. Individuals should contact their medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or of concern.
- What should I do if I begin feeling COVID-19 symptoms?
Individuals who experience COVID-19 symptoms should test ASAP. They should practice extreme caution by limiting contact with others and treat symptoms as they would with any other illness. If symptoms persist, they should contact their medical health provider and follow their instructions. Students with a positive test result must notify Student Care at email@example.com.
- How do I get access to a COVID-19 test?
Residential students are encouraged to pack a minimum of two antigen tests. CBU will have antigen tests available at campus locations including the Health Center, CX and Magnolia Crossing Market. Students can submit test purchase receipts to their personal health insurance provider for reimbursement.
- Is there a university office that addresses student-related COVID-19 issues?
Yes. Student Care (firstname.lastname@example.org) responds to student-related reports of COVID-19 and oversees the university’s isolation protocol.
- Does CBU have a designated COVID-19 point of contact?
- Students who have tested positive or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms should immediately contact Student Care at email@example.com or 951.552.8100.
- Faculty and staff who have tested positive or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms should immediately contact their direct supervisor as well as Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 951.552.8655.