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 )

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.

If You Get Sick or Exposed

Anyone experiencing any coronavirus symptoms(opens in new window), even mild symptoms, should self-isolate. You should also call the hotline if you test positive for COVID-19 at 530-898-2222. 

Anyone who has been exposed should get tested 3-5 days after the last exposure, monitor their symptoms and wear a mask for 10 days from the last exposure. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should call the hotline at 530-898-2222.

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

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: