COVID-19 Vaccination

Page last updated September 15, 2021

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SJSU Self-Attestation

To comply with the CSU's vaccination policy deadline of September 30, SJSU students and employees have self-attested to being vaccinated against COVID-19. As of September 15, here are the attestation numbers for the SJSU campus community.

Population #/% of population submitting attestation % of population attesting who report vaccination

30,618 / 82%


Staff 1,258 / 82%



1,756 / 84%


Vaccination Information - All Campus

On Tuesday, July 27, the CSU announced that students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated by September 30 against COVID-19 if they are accessing campus facilities at any university location across the 23 campuses, regardless of FDA approval of the available vaccines approved for emergency use. Auxiliary employees as well as volunteers and other unpaid appointments are also subject to this policy. The CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will allow medical and religious exemptions.

The full policy is available online. Meet and confers are occurring with our union partners regarding implementation of the policy. The meet and confer with CSUEU has concluded. [pdf] CSUEU employees who are not otherwise eligible for an exemption shall have through October 26, 2021, to self-certify their vaccination status.

SJSU is requiring all students in university housing to be fully vaccinated and sign the new 2021-2022 COVID-19 Addendum prior to moving in. Any student who is not fully vaccinated and/or does not sign the addendum will not be allowed to move into on-campus housing. 

Key dates to be mindful of during the fall semester:

Key Date Vaccination Action Item
September 16, 2021

Last day to get the final dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, to be fully vaccinated and in compliance with the CSU vaccination policy deadline of September 30. 

September 30, 2021

All students, faculty and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are accessing campus facilities at any university location across the 23 campuses.

October 1, 2021

If certification and verification of COVID-19 vaccination status is not provided to the university by September 30, 2021: 

Students: Students will have their on-campus courses dropped and access to campus facilities eliminated. Students could also be subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct. This is further outlined in the SJSU Presidential Directive [pdf].
Represented employees (except CSUEU and UAPD): Full implementation of the policy and available actions that may be taken for non-compliance by represented employees is subject to completion of the meet and confer process, currently in progress with our union partners. 
CSUEU and UAPD employees (Units 1, 2, 5, 7, 9): The meet and confer process has been completed for CSUEU and UAPD employees; per policy and MOU, vaccination is a condition of employment. Thus, failure to provide proof of vaccination or exemption status within prescribed timelines may result in formal consequences up to and including dismissal.
Non-represented employees, including auxiliary employees: You may be subject to formal consequences up to and including dismissal. 
Volunteers and other unpaid appointments: You will be dismissed.

SJSU Mask Policy

On Monday, August 2, Santa Clara County announced new public health orders in light of the continued emergence of the Delta variant. The orders require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings beginning Tuesday, August 3. 

SJSU is in compliance with the county’s order, which means as of August 3 masks or face coverings must be worn by everyone while inside campus facilities or in a shared vehicle for a university-sponsored activity. The only exception is if you are in a private office alone with the door closed or when you are eating or drinking. 

In addition, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are also required to wear a mask when conducting field research tasks requiring interactions, and when outdoors and it is not possible to maintain six feet of physical distance from others. 

Exceptions to the above for unvaccinated individuals are: 1) When alone in a vehicle while conducting a university-sponsored activity; 2) When alone in a private office with the door closed; 3) If work cannot be achieved safely with a mask in place; or 4) If an individual has an approved accommodation.

Vaccination Verification Process - All Campus

Students, faculty and staff must verify their vaccination status by September 30 to comply with the CSU vaccination policy. Auxiliary employees as well as volunteers and other unpaid appointments are also subject to this policy.

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing

Students, faculty, staff, auxiliary employees, volunteers and other unpaid appointments who access campus and other SJSU facilities and have not verified they are fully vaccinated will be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing. You will be removed from testing protocols after you have self-attested and provided documentation that you are fully vaccinated. 

Testing will begin the week of August 23 and will occur on campus — or at off-campus worksites, if applicable — at no cost on a weekly basis. Individuals who provide proof that they are fully vaccinated will not be required to undergo testing. 

At this time, for represented employees, only those included in Unit 8 (SUPA) and all CSUEU units (2, 5, 7 and 9) are subject to this testing requirement; other unions are still engaged in the meet and confer process. CSUEU and SUPA employees are required to undergo mandatory testing as are unrepresented employees.

FAQ - CSU Vaccination Policy

The following FAQs have been provided to campuses by the CSU.

FAQ - Student Vaccination

External Resources Links

CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Santa Clara County Public Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination Information