Frequently Asked Questions

(Updated 10/21/21) The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on CSEA members working in our public schools and community colleges. We understand that you have many questions regarding your rights, bargaining options and protecting your health. Learn More

California to mandate vaccines for all school staff and students

(10/4/21) California will add the COVID-19 vaccine to the established list of vaccines currently required for in-person instruction. More information is available in General Information Bulletin 49-21

Pfizer Booster shot now available for school staff

(10/4/21) School staff inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are among those now eligible for a booster shot at least six months after receiving their second shot of the primary series. More information is available in General Information Bulletin 49-21


Return to in-person meetings and events 

(10/4/21) Read answers to frequently asked questions about safety protocols CSEA has in place for in-person meetings and events sponsored by the state Association.

COVID-19 Testing or Vaccination Required for California School Staff

(8/17/21) On August 11, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that all K-12 school employees in California must either get weekly COVID-19 screening testing or prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For details and analysis of the ​ August 11 order, please refer to CSEA General Information Bulletin 39-21.

Paid sick leave for employees impacted by COVID-19

(4/2/21) ​Senate Bill 95 (SB 95), provides supplemental paid sick leave for covered employees who are unable to work or telework due to certain reasons related to COVID-19. SB 95 provides all eligible full-time employees with the right to 80 hours paid leave (and part-time employees with a pro-rated portion of 80 hours) if unable to work due to the following COVID-19 causes. Learn More

State reopening agreement includes $456 million for paraeducators

(3/2/21) ​The Governor and the Legislature announced they have reached an agreement on reopening TK-12 schools for in-person instruction.

Safe Schools for All Hub

(1/14/21) Governor Newsom’s office launched the Safe Schools for All Hub as a one-stop shop for information about safe in-person instruction. The Safe Schools for All Hub consolidates key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools. New resources will be added to the Hub on a routine basis.

“I’m In” Washable Mask

Choose between our original, centered logo, "I'm In" mask and our NEW and improved, Fossa Navy Blue mask. Each mask is $6.00 each and includes tax and shipping. Available for purchase in our e-store.