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Spring 2021 semester update

Published January 13, 2021

Dear CSULB Community,

We hope you and your loved ones had a peaceful holiday and are staying safe and well. As COVID-19 continues to surge in Southern California, we want to update you on Spring Semester 2021.

As scheduled, instruction begins in alternative modes on January 19 for all courses. The small number of courses that were approved for face-to face (F2F) on campus instruction will remain in alternative modes until March 1, not the previous Feb 1 timeline. Instructors for these F2F courses will communicate information to students about the specifics for their classes.

Additionally, faculty will not have access to their offices, except for brief periods to pick up books and other materials, until further notice.

We are doing this in response to the Governor’s stay at home orders for LA County.

It is critical that we continue to follow required safety protocols and keep our guards up in these coming months. Updates and reminders about campus operations and health orders:

  1. Avoid non-essential travel. If you have traveled outside of Southern California, you are required to quarantine for 10 days upon your return, according to LA County’s “Safer at Home” mandatory directive on travel.
  2. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus, do not go to campus or engage in in-person activities. 
  3. The campus’ critical operations will continue. Access to campus property, grounds, and facilities of CSULB is restricted to those with an essential need for physical access.
  4. Do not attend gatherings with others outside of your household. Consider testing for COVID-19 if you have engaged in high-risk activities.

With this constantly changing situation, this information too might be altered to reflect local, county and state health orders. For campus updates, please visit the Reuniting the Beach website for further details.

We appreciate all that you have done in the past 10 months to support one another. We will continue to rely on each other during this difficult time with the hope that brighter days are ahead of us.

With appreciation,

Brian Jersky, Ph.D. 
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs