Vaccine Requirement Information

The California State University will require that students, faculty, and staff accessing any of the 23 university campuses be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

We strongly encourage all members of the Sonoma State community to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine continues to be the best way to mitigate the spread of the virus. 

The COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy demonstrates the CSU’s commitment to safeguarding the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve.

Under this policy, all CSU students and employees are expected to:

  • Self-certify their vaccination status as soon as possible if they are fully vaccinated.
  • If applicable, follow campus procedure for seeking an exemption to the vaccine requirement due to medical, religious reasons, or deeply held beliefs.
  • Comply with all other health and safety measures (e.g., routine COVID-19 PCR testing, face coverings, physical distancing, etc.) established by the campus if exempted from vaccination or prior to achieving full vaccination status. Full vaccination status is defined as two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

The COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Policy applies in its entirety to non-represented employees effective immediately. There will be no disciplinary action taken for non-compliance for represented employees while the meet-and-confer process takes place; however, voluntary participation is encouraged.

Face Masks

Face masks will continue to be required in indoor instructional settings through May 20. Masks will not be required in most other indoor settings beginning Monday, March 21. However, wearing a mask indoors will continue to be recommended.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination policy, visit:

SSU student vaccine information

SSU employee vaccine information

CSU vaccine requirement FAQs