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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Coronavirus

Sacramento State University President Robert Nelsen addresses students in the University Union about COVID-19 policies on campus on Sept. 3, 2020. In his address on Jan. 21, 2022, Nelsen discussed continuing COVID-related issues and plans to change the culture of the campus to fight systemic racism.

Nelsen’s 2022 Spring Address: Anti-Racism, COVID and a “Healing Campus”

Odin Rasco January 22, 2022
Sacramento State University’s President Nelsen gave his Spring Address Friday, covering COVID, anti-racism, graduation rates, and more.
An empty view of tables near the Riverfront Center at Sacramento State on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022.

FAQ: What to know about Sac State’s spring 2022 classes, COVID-19 protocols

Dominique Williams December 13, 2021
The State Hornet spoke with Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills and Provost Steve Perez to answer questions about the COVID-19 protocols and percentage of in-person classes in spring 2022. Here’s what you need to know:
Sacramento State students with exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement test for COVID-19 at the testing site in parking structure III across from The WELL on Sept. 30, 2021. All Sac State students are able to test at the site using their OneCard.

Sac State no requiere a sus estudiantes reportar exámenes positivos de COVID-19 tomados fuera del campus

Dominique Williams and Erick Salgado November 7, 2021

To read the English version click here   Sacramento State no requiere que sus estudiantes notifiquen a la universidad si salen positivos de COVID-19 en los exámenes mandatorios tomados  fuera...

Sacramento State students with exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirement test for COVID-19 at the testing site in parking structure III across from The WELL on Sept. 30, 2021. All Sac State students are able to test at the site using their OneCard.

Sac State students not required to report positive off campus COVID-19 tests

Dominique Williams November 1, 2021
Sacramento State students are recommended, but not required, to notify the university if they test positive for COVID-19 off campus or outside of the campus’ mandatory testing.
FILE PHOTO: Catherine Nigro, registered nurse for the Student Health Center, prepares for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed to students and faculty in the Brown Bag room in the Union on Jan. 28, 2021. Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who missed the COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline.

Sac State struggles to deny campus access to students who missed vaccination deadline

Camryn Dadey, news editor September 16, 2021
While 2,206 Sacramento State students have still failed to certify their COVID-19 vaccination status and are denied access to campus, Sac State Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills told The State Hornet that professors have “not yet” been emailed a list of their students who were now denied access to campus.
(File photo) Sacramento State students walking on campus by Mendocino Hall in September 2019. 4,306 Sac State students failed to meet the Sept. 13 deadline to self-certify their COVID-19 vaccination status, according to an email from Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills.

Sac State denies campus access to 4,306 students after failing to certify COVID-19 vaccination status

Camryn Dadey, news editor September 14, 2021
4,306 Sac State students failed to meet the Sept. 13 deadline to self-certify their COVID-19 vaccination status and are now denied access to campus, according to an email from Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills.
Left to right: Tyler Eick, Emma Pike, Dez Vela and Robert Jackson, along with many other Sacramento State students, returned to campus this semesterfor the first time since March 2020. While some are still cautious due to the pandemic, most say they are eager to return to in-person learning.

Sac State students balance excitement of returning to campus with post-COVID realities

Jennah Booth September 10, 2021
As most students return to the Sacramento State campus for the first time in nearly 18 months, many say they are eager to return to normalcy while still learning to balance the post-COVID changes.
(File photo) Nursing student Carmel Stewart (right) receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the Brown Bag Room of the University Union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine mandate and other COVID-19 safety protocols at Sac State.

FAQ: What to know about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Sac State

Camryn Dadey, news editor September 1, 2021
With the Sept. 13 deadline for Sac State students to certify their vaccination status quickly approaching, The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the vaccine mandate and other COVID-19 safety protocols on campus.
Sacramento State announced the COVID-19 vaccine will be required to be on campus for the fall 2021 semester. Students, faculty and staff are required to certify their vaccination status by Sept. 13, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen. File photo.

Sac State and CSU to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021, regardless of FDA approval

Jordan Latimore July 27, 2021
Sac State will require all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus in the fall to certify their COVID-19 vaccinations by Sept. 13, according to an email from Sac State President Robert Nelsen on Tuesday.
It’s been over a year since all Sacramento State classes went remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are planning on returning to campus for the first time in the fall 2021 semester. The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the fall semester’s COVID-19 regulations, on-campus services and more. Graphic created in Canva.

FAQ: Everything you need to know about Sac State’s return to campus in fall 2021

Chrissy Martinez and Alec Ramey May 17, 2021
It’s been over a year since all Sacramento State classes went remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are planning on returning to campus for the first time in the fall 2021 semester. The State Hornet compiled answers to frequently asked questions about the fall semester’s COVID-19 regulations, on-campus services and more.
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