Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Response Protocols

We ask students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated, follow COVID-19 best practices, and take full advantage of our University resources.

COVID-19 Hotline

For all COVID-19-related questions and concerns—and to report possible COVID-19 exposure—call Chico State’s COVID-19 Hotline at 530-898-2222. Calls to the hotline are voluntary and all information will remain confidential. The hotline is staffed during University operating hours—8 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week.

If calling outside of University business hours, please leave a confidential message with your name and phone number, and your call will be returned within 24 hours.  You can also email hotline staff at in new window). 

If You Are Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

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If You Have Close Contact With Someone Who Tests Positive for COVID-19

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What We Expect from Students, Faculty, & Staff

The below represent the best practices for slowing the spread of COVID and for ensuring the safety of those in the campus community.

Get Vaccinated and Boosted—Vaccines are the best way to keep yourself and others safe. They are also required for all students and employees in order to access campus.

Watch for Symptoms—Conduct symptom monitoring on a daily basis, including taking your temperature if you feel you have a fever, and stay home and self-isolate if you have symptoms. Call Chico State’s COVID-19 hotline at 530-898-2222 for advice.

Training—Complete mandatory COVID-19 training before the start of the semester—or, for staff, before you return to campus for work. 

Masks Optional—Masks are optional in all indoor campus facilities regardless of vaccination status, but should be worn if you have a close contact with someone who tested positive or feel symptoms yourself.

Wash Your Hands—Wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water or use hand sanitizer, and clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces.

Don’t Share—Never share food, beverages, silverware, smoking devices, or other items on which germs can be easily shared.

Don’t Stereotype—Help combat harmful stigmas, stereotypes, and misinformation about COVID-19 that stem from a lack of knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads, a need to blame someone, fears about disease and death, and gossip that spreads rumors and myth. Stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger toward ordinary people instead of focusing on the disease that is causing the problem. Stigma can also make people more likely to hide symptoms or illness, and keep them from seeking health care.

Contact Environmental Health and Safety at to report campus safety concerns or suggest additional health and safety measures.

Adjusting to COVID-19 Changes

Besides being vigilant about preventing the spread of the virus, the Chico State community will have to be flexible and adjust as needed throughout the semester.

The campus has already developed plans for a variety of COVID-19 scenarios and is ready to scale up or scale down in-person activities if the situation improves or worsens.