San Jose State University

University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
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On December 22, 2021, California State University announced that it will require all faculty, staff and students who are accessing university facilities or programs to receive a vaccine booster shot in order to be fully immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and in compliance with the university's COVID-19 vaccination policy.​

The new requirement calls for boosters to be received by February 28, 2022 or six months after an individual received the final dose of the original vaccination, whichever is later. However, individual campuses may establish an earlier date for compliance for students and non-represented employees based on local circumstances. Represented employees will not be subject to the booster requirement until the CSU concludes its meet-and-confer process with its labor unions.
Did you already receive your booster shot?

Make sure your SJSU @ Work COVID-19 Attestation Record is updated with the new information. See the User Guide for step-by-step guidance.
University Personnel would like to spotlight well-being activities in the lives of our employees. We want to know what you're doing to maintain balance and bring you joy. Did you attend an event from our What's UP? section - tell us about it. Did you volunteer your time or find a new hobby? Do a fun activity with family or friends? Find a yummy new recipe you'd like to share?

Share your story with us and be highlighted in a future Well-being Wednesday newsletter (photos are not required).
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Challenge: Breaking Habits
Article by: Kaiser Permanente; Photo by: Canva

This month we encourage you to pick a habit that you are excited about and believe in it! A good test to see if you really believe in a habit is to ask yourself if you are ready to keep that habit for the rest of your life. Remember slow and steady wins the race. You will be more successful over time if you build smaller habits that you actually intend to do.

Here are some tips: Trust your gut; educate yourself; try again; coach yourself; and visualize it.
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LifeMatters by Empathia Services

Have the holidays left you feeling anxious or stressed? Are you worried that the pandemic may never end?

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.

For more information: 1-800-367-7474
Learn about events and activities happening now or coming soon!

Get in the Habit of Moving Daily
Article by: Kaiser Permanente; Photo by: Canva

Everyone knows we should exercise more, but after being mostly cooped up for the last two years, you may have gotten out of the daily habit of movement. To get back on track and stay active, follow these simple tricks:
  • Carve out time for steps: Carve out time to get 10,000 steps a day and find small ways to fit in steps such as walking before or after work
  • Take up an active hobby: Rediscover your inner child and the joy and fun of moving your body; dancing, sports, or just running around can make a big difference
  • Resist the streaming TV habit: Prolonged sitting has been shown to be as damaging to your health as smoking
Improving Your Eating Habits
Article by: CDC; Photo by: Canva

When it comes to eating, many of us have developed habits. Some are good (“I always eat fruit as a dessert”), and some are not so good (“I always have a sugary drink after work as a reward”). Even if you’ve had the same eating pattern for years, it’s not too late to make improvements.

Permanently improving your eating habits requires a thoughtful approach in which you reflect, replace, and reinforce.
  • REFLECT on all of your specific eating habits, both bad and good; think about your common triggers for unhealthy eating
  • REPLACE your unhealthy eating habits with healthier ones
  • REINFORCE your new, healthier eating habits
Making Sense of Symptoms
Your guide to avoiding confusion this flu season.
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COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone ages 5 and older. It is recommended that all who are eligible receive a COVID-19 booster shot. The booster is appropriate for everyone ages 16 and older 6 months following the last Pfizer or Moderna vaccination, or 2 months following the Johnson & Johnson vaccination.

Getting vaccinated
 helps you protect not only yourself but your loved ones, as well as the campus and greater community as a whole.

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

To safeguard the health and safety of all, SJSU has implemented mandatory COVID-19 testing. All  employees, auxiliary employees, volunteers and others in unpaid appointments who access campus and other university facilities are required to test.

Testing is in progress and will continue on campus--or at off-campus worksites, if applicable--at no cost on a weekly basis. Notifications and instructions on how to schedule testing will be sent weekly to those individuals who are required to participate in the testing program.

PLEASE NOTE: On-campus testing will resume the week of January 17, 2022.

Individuals who wish to opt-out of testing may do so by providing proof that they are fully vaccinated on the Self-Service Attestation page in SJSU @ Work.
Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Salmon
Article and photo by: Eats Well With Others

Weeknight cooking doesn't get easier than this recipe for sheet pan brown sugar salmon! You start by roasting your favorite fall veggies and then add the salmon onto the baking pan in the last minute of cooking. So simple!
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 (2 lb) Butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 (4 oz) Salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together 2 tbsp of the olive oil, the butternut squash, and the brussels sprouts. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper and divide the veggies among the two pans as evenly as possible. Spread in a single layer and place in the oven. Roast for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and mayo in a small bowl. This will be the marinade for the salmon. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Brush the brown sugar mixture onto each of the salmon fillets so that the top and sides are covered completely.
  5. After the veggies have been in the oven for 20 minutes, remove the pans from the oven and push the veggies to the sides of the pan so that there is room for 2 salmon fillets on each pan. Place the salmon fillets on the sheet pans, 2 to a pan.
  6. Whisk 2 tbsp of olive oil into the remaining brown sugar mixture to loosen it. Brush the remaining brown sugar mixture over the veggies as evenly as possible.
  7. Return pans to the oven and roast for another 10 minutes, or until salmon is cooked to desired level of doneness.
  8. Serve warm.
Homebuying Information

Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program

Campus Sustainability Additional Resources 
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • Email for full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation
  • 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
Online Training Opportunities

Kaiser Permanente: Coronavirus/COVID-19
Coping with Stress and Uncertainty during COVID-19 in CSULearn

Work-Life Balance via  LinkedIn Learning

Courses from United Healthcare
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Last Updated Aug 31, 2022