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Last Updated: 10/23/20

Cal Maritime is closely assessing and monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic alongside public health and state and local officials. We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community as our top priority. We are also committed to sustaining the academic mission of Cal Maritime.

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

Status: Campus will be open to cadets, faculty, and staff who are authorized to return to campus for the fall semester. The campus will be restricted to all other personnel in order to accommodate this institutional programming. All cadets, faculty, and staff who are authorized to return to campus will follow Health & Safety protocols in previous instructional phases for: Daily Screening, Face Covering, Social Distancing, and Proper Hygiene.

Cal Maritime Healthy Campus Daily COVID-19 Symptom Check

Health and Safety Plan for Fall Semester

Health & Safety Training for Cadets


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Campus will be open to essential personnel who are directly connected with Phase 3 Face to Face Instruction from July 24th through August 14th. The campus will be restricted to all other personnel in order to accommodate this institutional programming. Essential employees will follow Health & Safety protocols in previous instructional phases for: Daily Screening, Face Covering, Social Distancing, and Proper Hygiene.

Health and Safety Plan for Face to Face Instruction, Phase 3

Health & Safety Training for Faculty & Cadets

Please note: During Dockside Steaming, campus will be open to “non-essential” personnel to go to offices ONLY during designated days and hours as stipulated by the Health and Safety Committee. These dates and hours will be determined by when students and faculty are on the ship or in SIM Building. These hours will be announced in advance and employees will be health screened daily and must undergo PPE training.

Health and Safety Plan for Phase 2: Dockside Steaming: July 1 – July 21

June 18, 2020: Updated guidance on the wearing of face masks (PDF)

Health & Safety Training for Faculty & Cadets


Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 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.

For more information, visit the Library's COVID-19 information page.

For Fall 2020 semester, the Library will follow the service procedures described below. These services and procedures may change if health and safety conditions on campus or in the region dictate a shift to expanded or contracted operations.

  • The library building is currently closed to all except library employees, for health and safety reasons.
  • Research consultations, information requests, and other librarian assistance are available virtually, via email, phone, Zoom (business hours) and chat reference (24/7).
  • E-book and digital periodicals collection and use is encouraged and prioritized over print. Please contact a librarian if you would like assistance accessing e-books, databases, digital subscriptions, or streaming media.
  • For campus members studying and working on campus, access to physical library materials such as books, DVDs, and equipment will be provided via check-out at the library’s front doors, Monday – Friday, 0800-1700.
  • Make appointments to pick up materials by email ( or phone (654-1090). Materials may be requested with a “hold” using OneSearch on library website.
  • CSU+ and other interlibrary borrowing services are available but average fulfillment times will be longer.
  • Student equipment loan period will be extended to three days. Late fees will be suspended for fall semester.
  • All lending equipment will be sanitized upon return. All print books will be quarantined for three days upon return.
  • The library’s front doors will be kept closed and locked at all times.
  • Student study and collaboration space will be provided outdoors, pending furniture delivery early in fall semester. Cleaning/sanitizing procedures are per campus guidelines: users are responsible for “clean at arrival, clean at departure.” Library will monitor and assure availability of cleaning supplies near outdoor study areas.
  • Print reserves loan period will be extended to 24 hours. Late fees will be suspended for fall semester.
  • Printing service to students is available via a WEPA printer in Morrow Cove.
  • Digitizing of print course reserve materials is available to faculty per copyright guidelines.
  • Campus History Archives access: Research-related visits to the Anchor Center shall be made by appointment, with no more than one visitor at a time. Before and after all visits, tables, chairs and other items in the research room will be disinfected.
  • Archival Materials: Physical Campus History materials used by researchers will be quarantined for three days.
  • Digital access to some campus history materials is available.

Faculty and Staff

View the Cal Maritime Employee COVID-19 Resources page for employee-related information.

Health, Wellness, and Prevention

Cal Maritime continues to monitor the coronavirus respiratory disease (COVID-19) and we are regularly updating this webpage with Frequently Asked Questions for you to review, and links to external sources.

We are also taking additional efforts toward preventing the spread of germs. In the residence halls, Dining Hall, classrooms and offices, procedures include regular disinfection of all common spaces and regularly touched surfaces. Hygiene stations have been installed in every residence hall. Food service is checking water temperatures and ensuring frequent glove changing.

Students should call the Student Health Center at 707-654-1170 and can access a nurse advice line after hours. All employees should stay home if they are sick. Notify your professor or your manager if you will miss school or work. Contact your health care provider.

Symptoms may be mild or severe, and may include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. At this time, more than 80% of confirmed cases have been mild.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

If you are sick and have risk factors for COVID-19 you should self-isolate and contact a healthcare provider. Notify them that you suspect COVID-19 and ask what precautions should be taken before you arrive for any appointments. Inform your professors or manager that you will be missing class and/or work.

If you have had COVID-19 exposure but are not sick, self-quarantine is recommended for at least 14 days. Contact your medical provider.

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