California State University to Implement COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Fall 2021 Term

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 3:00pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Karen Moranski, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 
Stan Nosek, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administration and Finance, 
Wm. Gregory Sawyer, Vice President for Student Affairs

The California State University announced today that students, faculty, and staff accessing Cal State facilities at any university location will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall term. The dates by which faculty, staff, and students must certify fully vaccinated status will vary by CSU campus, but all certifications must be completed no later than September 30.

The CSU has decided to move forward with the vaccination requirement before one or more of the vaccines receives full FDA approval due to worsening circumstances associated with the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant. 

Today’s CSU announcement is intended to allow people who have not yet been vaccinated as much time as possible to complete the vaccine series before the fall term begins. Receiving a COVID vaccine continues to be the best way to mitigate the spread of the virus. If you have not done so already, we strongly encourage all members of the Sonoma State community to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

We will share more information with you and update the campus website and FAQs as soon as the CSU COVID-19 vaccination policy is finalized. The vaccination policy will also address how students and employees may seek an exemption to the vaccine requirement for medical and religious reasons.

If you have any questions about any information included in this email, please contact the COVID Monitoring Team at or visit the SSU vaccination information website.