San Jose State University

University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
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COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone age 12 and older.

We encourage all employees and campus community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones, as well as the campus and greater community as a whole. As announced by President Papazian on July 27, 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.

Contact your healthcare provider or visit the California Department of Health’s My Turn website to register for your vaccine appointment.  Looking for more information about the vaccine?
COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Campus

SJSU has partnered with Santa Clara County to host pop-up vaccination clinics on campus August 4 and August 25, 2021. The clinics will be located in the Student Health Center and are open to all faculty, staff and students from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Pfizer-BioNTech (2-dose) and Johnson & Johnson (1-dose) vaccines will be available at these clinics.

Registration is encouraged and currently available for August 4. Walk-ins are welcome. 
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Camping During COVID
Article and photo by: AFAR

What to consider before camping during the coronavirus pandemic
Finding a place to camp is difficult during the pandemic. Monitor the campsite before your arrive, and switch to a remote site if the sites near you fill up. If the campsite reaches a capacity that’s uncomfortable for you, consider moving your trip to another date.

Sleep in your own tent
If you’re camping with someone outside of your party, be sure to sleep in separate tents. Keep tents six feet apart to maintain adequate physical distance. 

Pack your own hygiene gear
Plan ahead and bring your own hygiene items: toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, hand soap, water, paper towels, and paper soap sheets to use in a pinch. 

Bring your own food, firewood, and water
Pack your own food, firewood and water to ensure things are safe for your party.

Leave no trace
Bring your own trash bags and carry out whatever you brought in. 

When to wear a mask
Before you set up camp, set rules with your travel party about when and where to wear a mask. 
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LifeMatters by
Empathia Services

Are you experiencing anxiety with everything that's happening across the country and around the world? 

Are you worried about returning to work and trying to figure out day care for your children?

You’re not alone. There are many employees feeling this way.

SJSU has partnered with LifeMatters by Empathia for your counseling and employee assistance needs. 

Contact Empathia for more information:
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Rebecca Ochoa
Counselor for Faculty and Staff-
Service's Discontinued

After August 31, 2021, Rebecca Ochoa, our SJSU dedicated counselor for faculty and staff will no longer provide services to SJSU employees. We want to thank Rebecca for her professional services and support throughout the last year. 

If you wish to continue with counseling, or meet with a counselor for the first time, please contact our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider.

Please note, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services are only available to faculty and staff on the state side, not those in auxiliary organizations.

Student employees may contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for assistance. 
We want to hear your good news!

University Personnel would like to highlight employee good news in our Well-being Wednesday newsletters. Please share your stories with us, send us photos of an activity you participated in, share "words of wisdom" from your kids, tell us what's been helping you cope through the shelter-in-place. During these trying times, it's important to find the good in things. Your stories can help us all do that.

Not sure what to share? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • How are you balancing your time between work and home life?
  • How have you been staying active?
  • A big project that you procrastinated doing for months & finally finished.
  • Something your kids have been involved in.
  • A new volunteer opportunity; a new hobby.
  • You welcomed a new baby, got engaged, got married, or other life events.
  • An act of kindness that someone did for you or you did for someone else.
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Personal and Social Activities During COVID-19
Article by: CDC

When engaging in activities such as those below, guidelines may be different for those who are vaccinated. It's important to read all guidelines from the state, county and city to ensure you know what's expected before taking part in these activities.
  • Visiting a restaurant 
  • Hosting or attending gatherings 
  • Using gyms
  • Going to a salon or spa
  • Traveling overnight
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Photo by: Pixabay

Activities for Preschoolers
Article by: Take 5 

Preschoolers use their physical abilities to achieve tasks. Use the following activities to further nurture your child’s motor skills and more:
  • Hide and Seek
  • Obstacle Course
  • Freeze Dance
  • Preschool Math - Measuring
  • Match It Up
  • Homemade Bubbles

Homebuying  Information
  • Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program
Additional Resources 
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • SJSU Staff Council encourages staff campus engagement, promotes a positive staff culture and actively participates in University affairs

  • Employee Affinity Groups provide opportunities to make identity-specific connections and build community with other employees
Upcoming Webinars (all times PST)
  • Empathia: Success or Stress: Thriving in a Chaotic World: Learn the causes of stress, mindset and attitudes, habits and actions Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 2:00PM - 3:00PM Watch live broadcast

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San Jose, CA 95192

Last Updated Aug 31, 2022