Vaccine, screening and mask mandates
In response to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, the University has issued mandates surrounding vaccines, screenings and masks.
Vaccination or twice-weekly screening required
In compliance with the vaccine requirement for all facilities in the CSU system, the Colorado State University campus will require COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, and students for the Fall 2021 semester.
CSU will recognize - and accept with proof - all vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization.
Submitting your vaccine status
All students, faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption by Wednesday, Aug 18.
Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one semester at CSU can voluntarily submit COVID-19 vaccine records by following these steps:
- Make sure your COVID-19 vaccine record is in a digital format, such as a scanned copy or photo. Hardcopy paper records will not be accepted. The record must contain student name and student date of birth. Please include CSU student ID number, if possible.
- Log in to the CSU Student Health Portal with your CSU eName and password.
- Select “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
- Select “COVID-19 Vaccine Record” under Form Name.
- Select the type of vaccine you received in the drop-down menu. Enter the date(s) of your COVID vaccine dose(s).
- Use the “Select File” button to upload a scanned copy or photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card. You may upload more than one file if needed, by using the “Select File” button again. Each file should not exceed 3MB.
- Enter your electronic signature and select “Submit.” This information will be stored in your protected electronic health record.
Requesting a COVID-19 vaccine exemption
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your name and CSU ID #.
- Within two business days, you will receive an email reply with instructions on how to complete the student exemption form.
- Do not call CSU Health Network to request an exemption. Your request must be sent via email.
- Note: This process applies only to COVID-19 vaccine exemptions for students. There are separate processes for exemptions to the MMR and Meningococcal vaccine requirements for students.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics
In collaboration with Larimer County, CSU will host a series of vaccination clinics in Moby Arena for students. More information about on-campus vaccination clinics can be found on the CSU COVID Information & Resources website.
Make an appointment
- Go to the Larimer County vaccine clinic registration page: https://larimerhealth.secure.force.com/Vaccine/Vaccine_Registration_Private
- Select English or Spanish.
- Enter the following Pre-Registration ID#: CSUS@fe
- Select “Search for Event” to view available on-campus appointments at Moby Arena.
- Select your preferred date.
- Select preferred time and vaccine brand. Note that J&J (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) is a one-dose vaccine. Moderna is a two-dose vaccine that will require you to return for your second dose four weeks later.
- Complete the online registration form. If you are an out-of-state or international student, use your CSU/Fort Collins address when registering.
- Select “Save and Continue” to confirm your appointment.
Students, faculty and staff who remain unvaccinated must submit twice-weekly virus screenings beginning Monday, Aug 16. This includes anyone who has secured an exemption.
Mandatory twice-weekly screening will be extended indefinitely. It will not conclude at the end of August, as previously communicated. Screening appointments and locations are available on the COVID site.
Unvaccinated students, faculty and staff can register for a vaccine through clinics offered on Main Campus in August. More information about where to get a vaccine is available on CSU’s COVID website.
Noncompliance with the vaccine mandate will be addressed through existing University policies as they apply to students, faculty and staff.
Masks are required indoors in all university buildings regardless of vaccine status. At this time, there are no requirements to wear a mask outdoors. Anyone may choose to wear a mask for their own comfort outdoors, but they are not required.
Individuals living in University housing must wear masks unless they are in their own room or apartment.
As with the vaccine mandate, non-compliance with the mask mandate will be addressed through existing university policies as they apply to students, faculty and staff.
Campus visitors who are not students or employees are required to wear a mask indoors in all university buildings regardless of vaccine status.
More information about the campus mask mandate can be found in the CSU COVID Information & Resources Fall 2021 FAQs.