Last Updated: 08/17/2022

Protecting the campus community is our top priority. Take proactive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect one another to ensure a healthy and safe campus community. Encourage those around you to embrace the following practical and effective measures as we commit to sustaining the academic mission of Cal Maritime. Know the latest CDC guidance and recommendations.

  • Take responsibility for yourself 
    • Know your risk factors (underlying health conditions)
    • Take Measures to reduce your risk of severe illness

      • Current on COVID Vaccinations
      • Wash hands frequently
      • Wear a good fitting mask when in crowds
      • If you get COVID symptoms, take a rapid test, and isolate if positive.
    • Upload your latest vaccine or booster at https://www.csum.edu/intranet/ :
      • Cadets at Peoplesoft-Student Services
      • Faculty and Staff at Peoplesoft - HR
  • Need a COVID Test:

We will share important updates with you on this webpage as the situation evolves. Thank you for doing your part to keep Cal Maritime safe and moving ahead.

SAFETY MEASURES: Steps Cal Maritime is Taking to Keep You Healthy and Safe

 

Testing will also be available for any symptomatic cadets through the Student Health Center. Call first at 707-654-1170. 

Faculty and staff will normally receive testing through their personal physician or at home rapid test, and if symptomatic, please do not come to campus.

Cal/OSHA recommends a layered approach to reduce risks of spreading COVID-19 by employing multiple mitigation strategies, including improvements to building ventilation, wearing face masks, practicing good hand hygiene, and vaccination, all of which are included in Cal Maritime's health and safety strategies. 

To reduce the potential of viral particles and transmission of COVID-19, the University will be employing the following best practices across campus:

  • Building HVAC systems have been upgraded to MERV 13 filters (or highest efficiency compatible with the system); This provides the cleanest possible air being brought in from outside. In addition, where the buildings are designed to recirculate air back through the buildings, those dampers were secured to only provide fresh air in and exhausted air out with no recirculation. 
  • Campus building HVAC systems provide a minimum of 4 ACH (air changes per hour). Many classroom HVAC systems exceed this number of ACH
  • Campus community members will be encouraged to open windows where possible to maximize ventilation. 
  • Portable Air scrubbers will be used in classrooms without HVAC. 
  • Facilities Services will ensure that ventilation systems, water systems, and water fountains operate properly.

Although the risk of COVID-19 transmission by touching a contaminated surface is low, Cal Maritime has enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols in accordance with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), CDC and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) best practices to further reduce the risk of infection.  

  • Cal Maritime will continue cleaning and disinfecting common areas, as well as high-touch surfaces, frequently. 
  • Cal Maritime will also provide employees and departments with cleaning supplies.  It is recommended to clean and sanitize personal workspaces often and any shared equipment or surfaces between use. Clean at Hello and Clean at Goodbye.

Cal Maritime will communicate information as available. With the lower severity and wider spread of the virus an unknown percentage of cases are not reported. Specific contacts will be made to individuals or groups of individuals as required for contact tracing, compliance with Cal/OSHA ETS, and compliance with bargaining unit agreements. Medical information is protected, and communicating will be done in a manner that does not identify any individuals.

If you were a potential close contact with a known COVID positive person, quarantine is no longer required regardless of vacination status. Please continue your normal routine, monitor for symptoms and ideally, take a rapid antigen test between day five and seven. If positive, follow isolation requirements.

Face Covering Effectiveness Hierarchy -

  1. Very Effective - N95 (also best for wildfire smoke). Also most restrictive breathing. Employees must review Appendix D  . Not recoemmended during heavy physical exertion.
  2. More Effective - KF94, KN95, Double mask, Fitted surgical mask
  3. Effective - Surgical Mask
  4. Least Effective -Fabric mask with three or more cloth layers

PPE Key Principles

  • Arrive on campus with your facemask.
  • May use a re-usable, washable cloth facemask.
  • For proper mask use, visit How to wear a cloth mask
  • Available PPE is intended for use on campus.
  • Protect the environment and take only what you need.
  • Be respectful of our need to maintain a continuous supply for everyone.

How do I get PPE on campus?

N95s or KN95s are available at the following locations during normal business hours and will be supplied on an ongoing basis:

  • Administration Building front desk
  • Police Services Building
  • Bookstore
  • Library
  • Residential Housing Office in Upper Residence Hall

For any PPE-related questions, please contact the Office of Environmental Health & Safety via email at cdawson@csum.edu.

 

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Higher Education Institutional Portion Funding

The Funding Certification and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) was signed and returned on April 22, 2020. Pursuant to the agreement, our campus received $488,878. The US Department of Education released additional support funds under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 (CRRSAA), otherwise known as HEERF II. On 02/18/2021, our campus received an additional $892,821. In March 2021, additional funding, HEERF III, was authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARP), Public Law.117-2.  Our campus received $1,280,800 on 7/22/2021. The Institutional portion now totals $2,662,499.

Please refer to the Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reports:

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 09/30/20 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 03/31/21 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 06/30/21 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 09/30/21 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 12/31/21 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 03/31/22 (PDF)

CARES Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report 06/30/22 (PDF)

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) Information

California State University, Maritime Academy has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARP), Public Law.117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021.Taken together, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) (Public Law. 116-260) and the ARP represent HEERF I, HEERF II and HEERF III, respectively.  

Pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, CSU Maritime Academy has received $1,281,187 from the Department of Education in HEERF III funding.

CSU Maritime Academy based its grant policy on the students who were enrolled during the time of CSU Enrollment Census. Students must be admitted to a degree program. There were two types of grants awarded. The first was based on students who were identified are US citizens or U.S Permanent Residents at the time of admission.  All students including those who did not file a current FAFSA were awarded block grants of $350 in Summer 2021 and $200 in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 for a total of $375,400.

The remaining balance of HEERF III funds in the amount of $905,787 authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act, 20-21 (CRRSAA), was awarded to students based upon financial need.  To be eligible for the CRRSAA funds, students must have submitted a current FAFSA application to verify their Title IV eligibility (Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) and enrolled in a degree or certificate program.

The need-based grant amounts were determined by using the California Resident Cost of Attendance minus students’ Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) derived from their current FAFSA with equaled “Need.”  The Financial Need was used as an allocation methodology to disburse the remaining grant amount among eligible students. Grants in addition to the block allocations noted above varied based on need ranging from $292 to $2,778 with an average grant amount of $2,049. 

All HEERF I, HEERF II and HEERF III funds have been fully disbursed to students as of June 30, 2022.

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) Information

California State University, Maritime Academy has received the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on December 27, 2020.

Pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, CSU Maritime Academy has received $488,879 from the Department of Education.

CSU Maritime Academy based its grant policy on the 815 students who were enrolled during the Spring 2021 term at the time of CSU Enrollment Census. Students must be admitted to a degree program. There were two types of grants awarded. The first was based on students who were identified are US citizens or U.S Permanent Residents at the time of admission.  All students including those who did not file a 2020-2021 FAFSA were awarded a block grant of $200 to help with expenses. There were 815 students who met this criteria and the total amount awarded was $163,000.

The remaining balance of HEERF II funds in the amount of $325,879 authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act, 20-21 (CRRSAA), was awarded to students based upon financial need.  To be eligible for the CRRSAA funds, students must have submitted a current FAFSA application to verify their Title IV eligibility (Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) and enrolled in a degree or certificate program.

These need-based grant amounts were determined by using the California Resident Cost of Attendance minus students’ Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) derived from their 2020-2021 FAFSA with equaled “Need.”  "The Financial Need was used as an allocation methodology to disburse the remaining grant amount of $325,879 among the eligible students. Grants in addition to the $200 allocation noted above varied based on the need ranging from $18 to $1,075 with an average grant amount of $770 for the 629 qualifying students."

All funds have been disbursed to students as of March 24, 2021. Those who were eligible received the HEERF II funds either directly to their bank account or via check to their address on file.

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I    (HEERF I) Information

California State University, Maritime Academy has signed and returned to the Department of Education, the Certification and Agreement as instructed by the United States Secretary of Education to receive funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Cares Act. We have used no less than 50% of the funds received to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to our students related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

Pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, CSU Maritime Academy has received $488,879 from the Department of Education.

CSU Maritime Academy based its grant policy on the 872 students who were enrolled full time during the Spring 2020 term at the time of CSU Enrollment Census. Students must be admitted to a degree program and be full time. We do not offer any undergraduate programs through on-line learning. All degree programs are offered “On-ground.” There were two funding processes. The first was based on students who were identified are US citizens or U.S Permanent Residents at the time of Admission. All students including those who did not file a 2019-2020 FAFSA were awarded a block grant of $200 to help with their expenses. There were 872 number of students who fit these criteria and the total amount expended was $174,400.

The remaining amount of CARES Act funds, $314,479 and was awarded to students based on financial need as determined need through the 2019-2020 FAFSA and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is the following: Students who have submitted the 2019-2020 FAFSA application by the first week of March, 2020 who were eligible to receive Title IV funding under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 with the exception of those students who were enrolled only in Online Courses, per the directive of the United States Secretary of Education were automatically considered to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grant. The remaining funding were determined by using the California Resident Cost of Attendance minus students’ Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) derived from their 2019-2020 FAFSA with equaled “Need”. Grants in addition to the $200 allocation noted above varied based on the need ranging from $14 to $1,159 with an average grant amount of $885 for the 355 qualifying students.

All funds received for Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students have been disbursed as of April 30, 2020. Those students who were eligible received the CARES Act Emergency funds either directly in their bank account or via check to their address on file. Students were notified via email about the CARES Act grants.

 

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