Health and Safety

Take proactive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect one another to ensure a healthy and safe campus experience. Encourage those around you to embrace the following practical and effective measures. SF State follows public health guidance put forth by Cal/OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Steps You Can Take to Keep Our Campus Community Healthy and Safe

SF State has created a health screening process available to all campus community members.

Complete the daily health screening: 

If you fail the health screening, please do not visit campus and stay home. 

Learn more about how daily screening is a useful strategy for preventing and reducing the transmission of COVID-19. 


Stay home if you are sick. 

If you develop any COVID symptoms, stay home and follow SFDPH guidelines on testing and monitoring of symptoms before returning to work.

Utilize resources available on Testing and Contact Tracing.

More vaccination information can be found on the Vaccination section of this website.

SF State is committed to keeping our campus community informed of campus COVID-19 cases, which can be viewed on our COVID-19 exposure notification page. SF State does not publicly disclose individual positive tests to protect the privacy of our community members. 

Tracking COVID-19 cases on campus will remain a critical aspect of ensuring and promoting the health and safety of our campus community. If you would like to report a COVID-19 case, please use one of the following methods:

The following are recommended options for responding to observed non-compliance:

  1. Social/casual intervention: This is a respectful reminder between campus community members and is the preferred method to address non-compliance with health and safety measures.
    • If an individual refuses to comply with health and safety standards, including wearing a face covering, employees should safely address the situation by: 1) courteously deferring the service or interaction; 2) not escalating the situation; and 3) asking for guidance from others, including their supervisor and/or HR, and referring the situation to their supervisor for handling.
  2. Reporting via online portal: This option allows the campus community to report observed non-compliance anonymously via the Campus Comeback: Report an Issue tool. The feedback will be checked daily by a Budget & Logistics committee member. All feedback will be sent to the appropriate office for review. The more information that is provided, the better we will be able to address the concerns reported.
  3. Immediate intervention: If a situation requires immediate attention due to a health or safety threat and/or emergency that cannot be addressed by the other reporting options above, the University Police Department should be contacted at (415) 338-2222. Please note that an individual not wearing a mask does not constitute a health or safety threat and/or emergency.

SAFETY MEASURES: Steps SF State is Taking to Keep You Healthy and Safe

Within 24-hours of a newly reported case, a “Notification of Potential Workplace Exposure to COVID-19" email, stripped of all personal information, is distributed to all faculty and staff members.

As we continue to finalize plans for a safe return to campus for fall 2021, notifications for updated safety protocols for the entire campus community will become available and updated on this website.

SF State takes seriously all reports of possible violations of the campus’ health and safety requirements, and all students, faculty and staff are subject to appropriate reminders, warnings and disciplinary actions for failure to comply with these requirements. The preferred method to correct non-compliance with health and safety measures is a respectful reminder between campus community members. The preferred method to correct non-compliance with health and safety measures is a respectful reminder between campus community members.

SF State is committed to working toward racial equality and to preventing profiling of underrepresented populations. We will not investigate reports that identify individuals solely or primarily by race, ethnicity, religion or (presumed) language.

Escalated intervention for repeated non-compliance: If excessive non-compliance with the campus’ COVID-19 health and safety protocols is observed, cases will be referred to the appropriate authority, as detailed below:

  • Students: Incidents involving students will be directed to the Dean of Students.
  • Faculty: Incidents involving faculty members will be directed to the Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development.
  • Staff and Administrators: Incidents involving staff or administrators will be directed to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources.
  • External Parties: External parties may include visitors, contractors, or vendors. All external parties must have a host, or sponsoring department. Sponsoring departments are responsible for ensuring external parties are in compliance with SF State health and safety protocols. Incidents involving external parties will be directed to the sponsoring department.

When worn properly, personal protective equipment (PPE) is helpful  in minimizing exposure to physical, chemical or biological hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. PPE includes items such as multi-layered face covering, gloves, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and much more. To learn more, please refer to "FDA Insight: Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19".

PPE Key Principles

  • Arrive to campus with your facemask.
  • May use re-usable, washable cloth facemask.
  • Available PPE is intended for use on campus.
  • Protect the environment and take only what you need.
  • Be respectful of our need to maintain a continuous supply for everyone.

How do I get PPE on campus?

PPE will be distributed bydesignated individuals in each building during normal business hours, and will be supplied on an ongoing basis. For any PPE-related questions, please contact a Building PPE Coordinator. Michael Scott will be the main point of contact for PPE Coordinators in Academic Buildings. Buildings who have Cintas Safety Centers will be managed and maintained directly by Cintas.

Building PPE Coordinator Phone Email
Administration Building Office of Emergency Services (415) 405-2654
Burk Hall  John Cleary (415) 338-1066
Business Building  Janet Remolona (415) 338-2670
C. Chavez Student Center Mark Jaramilla  (415) 338-2416
Children Campus Building Itza Gonzales (415) 405-3627 
Creative Arts LCA Service Desk  (415) 405-0319 Asset Essentials
Downtown Campus  Husam Erciyes (415) 817-4412 
Early Childhood Education Center Shirley Nhan (415) 338-3003
Ethnic Studies & Psychology Building Chris Johansson (415) 338-2259
Facilities/Corp Yard Basilia Batara (415) 338-2125
Fine Arts LCA Service Desk  (415) 405-0319 Asset Essentials
Gymnasium Dominic Sciucchetti (415) 338-6354 
Hensill Hall Justin Chan (415) 338-1092
Housing, Dining, Conference, & Services Ryan Chio (415) 406-4104 
HSS Building Samantha Ward  (415) 338-3330
Humanities LCA Service Desk  (415) 405-0319 Asset Essentials
Library Matt Blevin  (415) 338-1639
Marcus Hall LCA Service Desk  (415) 405-0319 Asset Essentials  
Mashouf Wellness Center Camree May (415) 405-2873 
Romberg Tiburon Campus Brita Larsson (415) 338-3540
Science Building Chris Johansson (415) 338-2259
Student Health Center Tuan Mai (415) 338-7823
Student Housing Buildings1 Jess Robinson (415) 338-2729 
Student Services Building Brian Sharber (415) 405-3544
Thornton Hall Chris Johansson (415) 338-2259
University Police Department Mervyn Reyes (415) 338-2226 

1 Student Housing Buildings include Student Housing Office, University Park North, Manzanita Square, Towers at Centennial Square, Mary Ward Hall, and Village at Centennial Square.

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