Health and Safety: Spring 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.

  • How will face coverings be handled?

    Effective February 16, 2022, wearing masks inside CBU campus facilities is no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals. Students, employees, and visitors who prefer to wear masks may do so, and CBU continues to encourage eligible individuals to get vaccinated and boosted. 

    According to the new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), only unvaccinated persons are required to mask in all indoor public settings. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended but not required to continue indoor masking when the risk may be high. 

  • 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:

      • Adhering to University directives regarding face coverings
      • 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 to COVID-19?

    Individuals who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should:

      • Practice caution by wearing face covering when around others, both indoors and outdoors
      • Students should notify the Office of Student Care at studentcare@calbaptist.edu or 951.552.8100
      • University employees (faculty and staff) are expected to contact their respective supervisor
      • Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result on day 5 or later, after the last date of exposure (use of a PCR, Antigen, or over-the-counter COVID-19 test is permissible)
  • What should I do if I have tested positive for COVID-19?

    Unvaccinated Individuals

      • Isolate for 10 days
      • Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present and a negative COVID-19 test is received on day 5 or later (use of a PCR, Antigen, or over-the-counter COVID-19 test is permissible)
      • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever subsides
      • If symptoms other that fever persist, continue to isolate until symptoms subside or until after day 10
      • Wear face covering when around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings 

    Vaccinated Individuals

      • Isolate for 5 days
      • Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present
      • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever subsides
      • If symptoms other that fever persist, continue to isolate until symptoms subside or until after day 10
      • Wear face covering when around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings 

     

    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 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 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 address is less than 200 miles from CBU
      • Students whose home address is more than 200 miles from CBU will be offered isolation accommodations
      • Students assigned to CBU-provided isolation accommodations will receive regular contact from University staff regarding their physical, spiritual, mental, and academic wellbeing as well as daily meal delivery 
  • 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
      • Cough
      • Headache
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Sore Throat
      • Chills
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Nausea or Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • 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.

  • Is there a University office that addresses student-related COVID-19 issues?

    Yes. The Office of Student Care (studentcare@calbaptist.edu) responds to student-related reports of COVID-19 and ensures students who meet one (1) of the following criteria adhere to the University’s isolation protocol:

      1. Exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (a list of symptoms is provided above).
      2. Test positive for COVID-19.