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To our campus community – August 22, 2022

As we begin the fall semester, we encourage you to take a few moments to educate yourself about Monkeypox and how you can protect yourself and other members of our Viking community. 

While there are currently only a small number of reported cases in Cuyahoga County, Monkeypox is a viral disease that has been deemed a public health emergency by both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization.  

Here are some important things to know:
  • People with monkeypox may experience flu-like symptoms—including fever, headache, fatigue, body aches and swelling of the lymph nodes. Other symptoms may be present.
  • The infection comes with a rash and/or skin lesions on the body and face, though it can present in any localized area (hands, face, mouth, genitals).
  • Symptoms generally present within 1-2 weeks of exposure and resolve within 2-4 weeks.
  • Monkeypox primarily spreads through close contact between people, including skin-to-skin contact; in respiratory droplets exchanged in face-to-face contact, including kissing, and through indirect contact (including towels and toiletries) that have been used by an infected person.

If you are experiencing skin lesions, a rash or any of the other related symptoms – or have had close contact with someone infected with monkeypox – contact your primary health care provider and avoid close contact with others.

Our mantra during COVID-19 has been, “If you don’t feel well, please stay home.” That holds true for Monkeypox. Additional information can be found on our Safe Campus website and through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We continue to closely monitor developments with both COVID-19 and Monkeypox. We will keep you updated and adjust our safety measures as needed. Our success in managing COVID-19 was due to your commitment to safe behaviors and continued vigilance.

We appreciate your efforts and know you will rise to this new challenge.


Your CSU Leadership Team

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Past Communications

August 8, 2022Masks Optional Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 9

July 29, 2022Indoor Mask Mandate Resumes Aug. 1

July 15, 2022Masks required in classrooms and labs effective July 18

July 8, 2022 - Masks optional starting Monday, July 11

June 10, 2022 - Updated masking protocol begins June 13

May 31, 2022 - Indoor mask mandate resumes June 1

May 16, 2022 - Summer COVID-19 protocols

March 4, 2022 - Mask Mandate Change

January 7, 2022 – Spring Semester Begins, COVID-19 Protocols 

December 31, 2021 – Important COVID update (for faculty and staff)

December 10, 2021 – Safe Campus 2022

November 8, 2021 – Flu shots and COVID-19 boosters now available

October 28, 2021 – COVID-19 vaccination incentives extended through Dec. 10

October 21, 2021 – COVID-19 update

October 1, 2021 – COVID-19 vaccination incentives

September 3, 2021 – Campus safety protocol update

May 20, 2021 - Updated fall semester plans

April 1, 2021 - CSU to Welcome All Students Back to Campus for Fall 2021

February 26, 2021 - COVID-19 testing expands to CSU students with in-person classes

January 19, 2021 - Welcome to spring 2021

January 14, 2021 - Back to Campus - Spring Semester 2021 Update

December 23, 2020 - Winter Break Student Update

December 10, 2020End of Semester Student Update

November 17, 2020CSU to move to remote instruction after Thanksgiving

October 30, 2020 - Important Campus Status Update

October 26, 2020 - Important Fall/Spring Updates

October 20, 2020 - Fall Health Update

September 28, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 31, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 25, 2020 - How to take the required daily health assessment

August 21, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 17, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

August 8, 2020 - Fall Semester Update

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