Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 News & Information

Vaccine Requirement

Per CSU policy, vaccinations and booster shots against COVID-19 are required for students, faculty, and staff to access campus facilities and participate in in-person learning and activities.

You must be fully vaccinated and boosted or receive an approved exemption in order to access campus.

General Information

This page contains general information about how Chico State continues to respond to COVID-19, and where to find other critical information to keep our campus community safe and healthy. If you have questions about a specific campus department or service, visit their website directly for current information.

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Chico State has partnered with Butte County to provide an on-campus COVID-19 testing site in Whitney Hall room 101, open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Testing is free, open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome. To pre-register and schedule your appointment (appointments are for rapid, antigen tests only )

Short-term free parking is available in the Bryce South Lot gravel lot off of Warner (map). Metered parking is available on Legion Ave. 

Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 is encouraged to get tested 3-5 days after exposure—even if you are fully vaccinated. If you get tested on campus, please use your local address, not your permanent home address, to help the county with accurate reporting.

Employees who are part of the University's COVID-19 testing program can find more information on the Employee Guidelines and Expectations page.

If You Get Sick or Exposed

Anyone experiencing any coronavirus symptoms(opens in new window), even mild symptoms, should self-isolate and contact Chico State’s COVID-19 Hotline at 530-898-2222 for guidance. You should also call the hotline if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has tested positive yourself.

The hotline is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. If you call after hours, please leave a message and you will get a call back. Alternatively, you can email

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Staying Safe and Healthy

Chico State urges everyone to follow best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including getting vaccinated, washing hands, physical distancing, staying home when sick, and consider wearing a face covering in indoor spaces. 

To protect the health and safety of the campus community, the University is conducting a broad, regimented campus-wide sanitization program.

COVID-19 Information

We recommend following the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus, prevention, and its spread through official sources including: