Cal State University Chancellor Says Vaccines Are the Key to Reopening

Vaccines, vaccines, vaccines. That is the key to reopening the 23 campuses in the California State University system.

Chancellor Joseph I. Castro recently sat down with EdSource and explained his priorities. Reopening campuses for in-person instruction is first on the list. But that depends on several factors, he said, including “the availability of vaccines in a timely way, [the administration’s] ability to inspire our campuses to be vaccinated and regulations around the kind of density requirements that we will need to meet in the fall.”

A new pilot COVID-19 vaccination site has been set up at Cal State LA as part of a joint state and federal effort. Soon, vaccine distribution will be carried out at over a dozen more campuses, including CSU Long Beach, Bakersfield, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, Sacramento State, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos and Stanislaus.

Read more about Cal State’s reopening plans and the effort to get faculty vaccinated here