COVID-19 and CFA

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19, or the coronavirus, is challenging our university communities.  At CFA, our tenure-line faculty, lecturer faculty, librarians, counselors and coaches are not alone.  We are stronger together.

Visit CFA’s COVID-19 resources pages to see our updates to faculty, pertinent contract provisions, mutual aid, helpful links, and more.

Check this page regularly for updates on CFA’s advocacy for the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.  We’re also providing resources for faculty to navigate the many issues the coronavirus pandemic presents.


CFA Statements and Communications

CFA Counter: Expanded COVID Related Leave and Parental and Caregiver Relief Measures, February 26, 2021

CSU Proposal: Expanded COVID Related Leave, February 1, 2021.

Time for Action: Demand Faculty COVID-19 Leave Now, January 20, 2021

CFA Statement on Fall 2021 Repopulation, January 12, 2021

CFA Encourages Safety, Self-Care as COVID-19 Cases Surge, December 2, 2020

CFA Statement on CSU Maintaining Virtual Instruction for Spring 2021, September 10, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: CFA Update on COVID-19-Related Leaves, July 28, 2020

CFA Releases Union Guidelines for Fall 2020 and Beyond, June 3, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: CFA’s Demands for Fall 2020, May 19, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: CFA’s Response to Governor’s May Revise, May 14, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: Chancellor White’s Announcement on Fall 2020 Planning, May 12, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: Budget Projections Before the May Revise, May 11, 2020

The CFA Way Forward: A Long-Term Plan to Defend Quality Higher Education, May 1, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: Concerns About CSU’s Response to COVID-19 Crisis, April 23, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Update: CFA Advocates for Members, Looks to Fall 2020, April 21, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Update: CSU Temp. Administrative Paid Leave Policy, updated on April 21, 2020 with federal paid leave plan and on April 1, 2020 with updated CSU policy and additional hours

CFA COVID-19 Message: CARES Act, Concern on Speculation, April 14, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: Financial Position of CSU, CFA, and CalPERS, April 9, 2020

CFA Message in Support of CSU Student Demands after CSU Response to COVID-19, April 9, 2020

COVID-19: Solidarity with Our API Communities, April 8, 2020

The Racial Disparity of COVID-19, April 8, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message: Student Loans, Spring Assembly, April 3, 2020

CFA COVID-19 Message on $2T Stimulus, Summer 2020, March 30, 2020

‘We Are Concerned’: CFA’s Speeches to CSU Board of Trustees, March 24, 2020

Q and A for CFA Members, updated March 20, 2020

CFA Update to Faculty on COVID-19 Outbreak: “Thank You”, March 20, 2020

COVID-19: A Message to Our CFA Members, March 18, 2020

CFA Message to Faculty Regarding Rights and Expectations, March 10, 2020

CFA Statement of Support for Asian and Pacific Islander Communities, March 4, 2020


COVID-19-Related Leave

2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, Department of Industrial Relations, March 29, 2021

CSU’s COVID-19 Temporary Paid Administrative Leave (CPAL)

Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)


Pertinent CFA Contract Provisions

Article 23: Leaves of Absence with Pay

Article 37: Safety

CFA-CSU MOU on Vaccination Verification Program for Cal OSHA ETS Compliance

CFA-CSU MOU on Summer 2020 Professional Development and Training

CFA-CSU MOU on Staffing Plans Impacted by COVID-19

CFA-CSU MOU on Coach Evaluations during COVID-19

CFA-CSU on Summer 2021 Professional Development and Training

CFA-CSU on Impacts Related to COVID-19 on Operations


Pertinent California Orders

Cal OSHA Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, June 17, 2021

Governor Newsom’s EO on Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers who Contract COVID-19 During Stay at Home Order, May 6, 2020

Governor Newsom’s EO on Expanding Student Loan Relief, April 23, 2020


Mutual Aid

CFA Mutual Aid


Helpful Links

CSU COVID-19 Website

CSU Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Fund

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Principles for Higher Education Response to COVID-19

California COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Website

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency Guidance for Workers

AFL-CIO COVID-19 Website

Roundup of California Workers Rights

HHS Telehealth Communication Rules During COVID-19

CA Department of Health Care Services – Medi-Cal & Telehealth

California Medical Association COVID-19 Resources

CSU Memo June 8 - Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account Plans