Physical distancing or barrier requirements, regardless of vaccination status, are no longer mandated except for in very limited circumstances, such as during an outbreak.
Facilities Management will continue to focus disinfection efforts on high-touch surfaces and will clean and disinfect campus spaces in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Yes, physical distancing and occupancy reductions are no longer mandated by the California Department of Public Health or our local county health departments. Waiting rooms and other campus facilities can be used as designed.
No, physical distancing and occupancy reductions are no longer mandated by the California Department of Public Health or our local county health departments. Elevators, restrooms and other campus facilities can be used as designed.
Most buildings on campus were not designed with operable windows. For buildings with mechanical ventilation and air filtration systems like ours, it is the recommendation of the CSU Mechanical Review Board that filters be upgraded to MERV-13 and that the percentage of outdoor air be maximized. Facilities Planning & Management has implemented these measures campus-wide during the global pandemic.
HVAC considerations are coordinated by Facilities Planning & Management who specialize in this area. Generally speaking, the manner in which rooms are air balanced, the percentage of fresh outside air, and the types of filters being used can be helpful controls to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
CSUSB has upgraded building filtration to MERV-13 air filters in HVAC system on the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. This has been identified as a best practice by the CSU Mechanical Review Board in controlling the spread of COVID-19. In addition, CSUSB maximizes the percentage of outside air whenever possible and when the current Air Quality Index is less than 100 or when doing so does not create a hazard of excessive heat inside the building.
MERV-13 filters are changed in accordance with manufacturer specifications based on the measured pressure drop across the filters or annually, whichever is sooner. In addition, campus systems are equipped with pre-filters that are changed every six months.