California Beyond the Blueprint Reopening Impacts at SSU

Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy for California

Beginning June 15, all sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart may return to usual operations based on the following general public health recommendations:

  • Capacity limitations will be eliminated in all settings

  • Physical distancing requirements will be eliminated for attendees, customers, and guests (but not for employees) 

  • Holding large events will require proof of vaccination or COVID-19 testing

These changes are exciting for our communities as we begin to emerge from the pandemic. Throughout California and nationally, we will continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and there are further implications for our on-campus Seawolf community. 

COVID-19 vaccination status and privacy reminder

We would like to take this opportunity to remind the campus that all medical records related to an individual, including COVID-19 vaccination status and test results and whether a person has previously been infected with COVID-19, are confidential Level 1 data according to the CSU Data Classification Standard. As an individual, you have the right to waive your right to privacy and share your vaccination status with others if you choose to do so. Information about COVID-19 vaccination status, test results, or infection history for individuals should not be discussed or collected in a classroom or office context. Questions about this information or Level 1 data should be directed to the Information Security Office at iso@sonoma.edu. Employees and supervisors should continue to report COVID-19 symptoms or exposures to covid.monitoring@sonoma.edu

What can we expect? 

The new workplace standards announced by Cal-OSHA on June 17 are in effect in workplaces across the state. However, the CSU system Human Resources Office informed us on June 18 that it would like all campuses to refrain from adopting any changes to face mask and physical distancing requirements until the CSU offers further guidance.

While the CSU evaluates the best way to proceed with the new workplace standards, all employees, students, and guests are required to wear masks while indoors on campus. As of July 19, 2021, six foot physical distancing is no longer required in any settings on campus. However, SSU encourages the campus community to be conscious of other community member’s space preferences. 

Sanitation stations (hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes) will continue to be available throughout campus and our custodial teams will continue to provide frequent sanitation of high-touch surfaces throughout the day. 

If you have any questions about this message or about COVID-19 safety measures, please contact Risk Management and Safety Services at risk@sonoma.edu.