Mandatory Safety Tutorials

Posted by Katherine Ledesma on December 7, 2016 in News

The fall deadline to complete the training is October 23, 2016.  To avoid a hold on your account you must complete the training with a score of 75% or better.

To complete the required tutorials, use your SacLink account information to log on to https://studentsuccess.org/SSO/csus.

You will be charged a one-time fee ($10.00 for undergraduates; $5 for graduate/post-baccalaureate and CCE students), which is part of the regular tuition fee process to cover the cost of the tutorials.

 

To complete the required tutorials, use your SacLink account information to log on to https://studentsuccess.org/SSO/csus.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Joelle Ockey at ockeyj@csus.edu.  You may also e-mail Student Success through its program HELP button, or by sending an email directly to Terrylynn.pearlman@studentsuccess.org

Chickenpox (Varicella) Exposure Advisory - Nov, 2016

Posted by Jake Peabody on November 1, 2016 in

Chickenpox (Varicella) Exposure Advisory - Nov, 2016

You may have been exposed while on campus to chickenpox (Varicella) between October 1 and October 28, 2016. 

 If you have not had chickenpox or 2 doses of the chickenpox vaccine--you may be at risk. Chickenpox can be spread 1-2 days before the rash appears and until all blisters have formed scabs (about 5 days after onset of rash).

If you think you've been exposed, contact your doctor right away.

Locations on campus where a Sac State student, faculty or staff member may have been exposed to chickenpox:

  • Riverside Hall – Tues/Thurs 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Sequoia Hall – Thurs – 3:00-4:30 pm
  • Alpine Hall – Tues/Thurs 9:00-10:30 am
  • Yosemite Hall – Mon / Wed   11:00-12:00 am
  • Library – Mon / Wed 8:00-11:00 am
  • The WELL / Student Health and Counseling Services - Friday 10:00-12:00 am

You are highly unlikely to develop symptoms or infect others if you have had chickenpox or if you have had 2 doses of the chickenpox vaccine. 

If you are not immune and you were exposed you might get chickenpox with the rash starting 10 to 21 days after your exposure.

Find out if you are at higher risk for complications from chickenpox.

If you were exposed, Student Health & Counseling Services recommends that you get the chickenpox vaccine as soon as possible if:

  • You have not received 2 doses of the chickenpox vaccine and
  • You have never had chickenpox or shingles (herpes zoster), and
  • You were born after 1980, and
  • You are not immune compromised or pregnant.

Chickenpox (Varicella) Facts

  • Who is at Higher Risk for Complications from Chickenpox (Varicella)?

    It is important to contact your medical provider if you were exposed to chickenpox and are"

    • Immune compromised;
    • Pregnant; or
    • A parent/guardian of a child less than 1year old.
  • What is Chickenpox (Varicella)?

    Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and is usually mild. Chickenpox can be severe in infants, adults, and persons with weakened immune systems.

  • How Do I Know if I Have Chickenpox (Varicella)?

    Persons with chickenpox will have:                           

    • A fever;
    • Severe tiredness;
    • Headaches; and/or
    • An itchy rash that turns into fluid-filled blisters that will scab after 4-5 days;

    An infected person can have anywhere from a few blisters to more than 500.

  • How Does Chickenpox (Varicella) Spread?

    Chickenpox can spread from 1-2 days before the rash appears and until all the blisters have formed scabs. Scabs usually form 5 days after the blisters appear.

     The chickenpox virus spreads from person to person through direct contact, living in the same household, or possibly from being in the same enclosed room for more than 5 minutes to an hour.

  • What Should I Do if I Think I Have Chickenpox (Varicella)?

    If you develop symptoms of chickenpox:

    • Contact your healthcare provider.
    • Stay isolated at home.
    • Do not go to school or work until all the blisters have formed scabs.
    • Wear a face mask if you need to go to a healthcare provider.
    • Avoid contact with persons who are pregnant, children less than 1year old, and persons who are immune compromised.
  • Who Should Get the Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine?

    Student Health & Counseling Services recommends that you get the chickenpox vaccine if:

    • You have not received 2 doses of the chickenpox vaccine and
    • You have never had chickenpox or shingles (herpes zoster), and
    • You were born after 1980, and
    • You are not immune compromised or pregnant.

Immunization Requirements

Posted by Jake Peabody on August 3, 2016 in

Admission Requirements for all incoming students. (Freshman, transfer, international)

  • If you are 18 or younger* on your first scheduled day of semester, you must submit proof of two 2 doses of Measles/Rubella (MMR), AND the series of 3 doses of Hepatitis B.
  • If you are 19 or older* on your first day of semester you must submit proof of two 2 doses of Measles/Rubella (MMR)
  • Measles/Rubella (MMR): Required of all new students born 1957 or later
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
    • on your first scheduled day of semester, you must submit proof of your Tuberculosis (TB) Test, Hepatitus B, and Measles/Rubella (MMR).

Submit Documentation:

Send one or more of the following documents to Student Health & Counseling Services with your name and student ID number clearly indicated on each document submitted:

  • Verification of immunity completed by healthcare provider
  • Photocopy of your childhood immunization record
  • Photocopy of your California High School transcript if immunization information is documented on transcript
  • A copy of a lab report showing proof of immunity by blood titer

Mail immunization records to:

   California State University, Sacramento
   Student Health & Counseling Services
   6000 J Street
   Sacramento, CA 95819-6045

Or fax a copy to 916.720.0180

​If you have any questions or concerns please contact Joelle Ockey at (916) 278-3848.

Fentanyl-Contaminated Street Norco

Posted by Jake Peabody on April 1, 2016 in

The Sacramento County Division of Public Health has received reports from local hospital emergency departments of at least 28 poisoning overdoses resulting in at least seven deaths.  Initially, health officials believed the overdoses were caused by taking tablets or capsules of Norco, a commonly abused prescription painkiller that was laced with fentanyl.  Now it is believed that fentanyl pills made to look like Norco tablets are being sold on the street.  Fentanyl is a highly potent fast acting opiate that is about 100 times more powerful than heroin.  Unsuspecting individuals who said they got the pills from friends, neighbors, family and strangers are taking them and getting in big trouble.  Dr. Olivia Kasirye, Sacramento County Public Health Officer, warns that “people need to be aware that this is out there and some of the Norco that is being sold on the street is being contaminated, it’s dangerous, and can easily cause an overdose.  It is important that people do not take pills from strangers, do not buy pills that are not prescribed to them, and be careful of the source of the medication they are taking.”

If you need more information about reporting suspected cases of drug poisoning overdoes, call Sacramento County Public Health at 919-875-5881 Monday-Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm.  

Here are some additional resoruces through Generation Rx.

“The Other Freshman 15 – Fifteen facts about prescription drug abuse that could save your life”

“It's Drug Abuse – How the non-medical use of prescription drugs can hurt you”