Safe Campus

New CSU Campus Safety Protocols

Magnus standing with Cleveland State University students wearing masks


Thanks to your commitment to our COVID-19 safety protocols and our track record of success in providing a safe environment, we remain deeply committed to providing a full slate of on-campus classes and activities. Please keep these safeguards, guidelines, recommendations and reporting requirements in mind as we continue operating in this “new normal.”

Updated Masking Protocol Begins June 13, 2022

For the remainder of the summer, we will continue to follow CDC guidelines based on the COVID level in Cuyahoga County. Our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

When Cuyahoga County COVID cases are:

High: Masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus

Medium: Masks are required in classrooms and labs, and recommended in all other indoor spaces 

Low: Masks are optional, and members of the community should do what is best for them, while supporting the choices of others.

Thank you for continuing to keep our CSU family safe and healthy.

Vaccination and Boosters Offer Best Protection

The science has never been clearer. Vaccination plus a booster shot offers the absolute best protection against serious illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19. Vaccines and boosters are readily available.

CSU Health and Wellness Services continues to provide free vaccinations and booster shots for students, faculty and staff every Wednesday by appointment in Room 205 at the Center for Innovation in Medical Professions (2112 Euclid Avenue). Call 216-687-3649 to schedule.

If you have questions or concerns, contact your primary care physician and refer to the CDC website. Please note that when you arrive for your booster appointment, you must have your CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card with you, or the vaccine will not be administered. If your card is lost, please contact your vaccination provider directly to access your vaccination records prior to your appointment time.

COVID-19 Testing

Get tested if you are symptomatic or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. Testing is also available and free for all students, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage unvaccinated individuals to be tested regularly.

The testing center is located in room 205 of the CIMP Building by appointment only. Call 216-687-3649 to schedule. Results are available immediately. Testing is free and open to all members of the university community.

Tests are also available through the website.

What to Do if You Test Positive

If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate and follow CDC guidelines. Stay home!

  • FOR STUDENTS: Please email our CARE team and let your course instructors know that you will not be in classes. We have asked faculty to provide resources for you to keep up with your course work.
  • FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: If you test positive, isolate and follow CDC guidelines. Please notify your supervisor and Human Resources at 216-687-3636. Faculty teaching courses should also review the procedures, guidance and overview of available resources provided by Vice Provost John Holcomb shared via Campusnet on Jan. 12.
  • Contact your medical provider.

What to Do if You’re Not Feeling Well

If you’re sick, stay home! The health and safety of you, your classmates, your colleagues and our entire community remains our top priority. If you are sick, please stay home and get better before returning to campus.

Building Improvements for Better Air Quality

We have completed enhancements to our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in our residence halls, high-traffic buildings and major classroom buildings. These upgraded systems are designed to improve air quality and may provide additional protection from viruses like COVID and remove other contaminants. 

Mental Health and Wellness Assistance

We understand that you may have concerns or anxiety about fully returning to the classroom or the workplace–please take care of your mental health! Help is available.

  • FOR STUDENTS: If you wish to seek mental health support and assistance, it is available for you 24/7 through the CSU Counseling Center.
  • FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: Employees can get support through Impact Solutions, our employee assistance program.

    Recognizing the added strain that the pandemic has placed on all of us, CSU is pleased to be able to add an additional paid “mental health day” off for all full-time university employees this year. Human Resources will share more details on the process for using this benefit soon.