COVID-19 Positive Exposure

COVID-19 Positive Case

SF State remains committed to keeping our campus community members informed of confirmed COVID-19 cases. 

In compliance with CalOSHA, the University is required to send out general exposure notifications to all employees within 24-hours of a newly reported case. A “close contact” is a person who shared the same indoor airspace, e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane etc., for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during an infected person's (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) Infectious period.

The table below indicates relevant cases where SF State was notified in the past 24 hours. Case information was lasted updated on February 3, 2023. 

COVID-19 Positive Case Notification (Past 8 days)

February 2, 2023 (Centennial Square, First floor, 103, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

February 1, 2023 (J. Paul Leonard Library, 321, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

January 31, 2023 (Humanities Building, 281, 12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

January 31, 2023 (Burk Hall, 237, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.), January 31, 2023 (HSS Building, 153, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.), January 30, 2023 (Hensill Hall, 301, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

January 31, 2023 (Science Building, 206, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), January 30, 2023 (Science Building, 206, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

January 31, 2023 (HSS, 371, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.), January 31, 2023 (Burk Hall, 226, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.), January 31, 2023 (Business Building, 4:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.)

January 31, 2023 (Creative Arts, 154, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.), January 30, 2023 (Tech Services, T-128, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.), January 30, 2023 (Creative Arts, Knuth Hall, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

January 30, 2023 (LCA Dean's Office, MH 404, 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

January 26, 2023 (ADM building, 258, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

January 25, 2023 (Burk Hall, 154-156, 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.)


Please refer to the Return to Campus FAQs for any questions and required actions about COVID-19 positive exposure. 


Prevention Reminders

Even though our campus data currently indicates that over 98% of in-person students are vaccinated, let’s keep making it very hard for the virus to spread. There are prevention strategies that could limit the spread of COVID-19

Watch for Symptoms

For anyone who thinks they may have had a possible exposure, pay attention to possible symptoms for 14 days. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider and mention that you received this General Exposure Advisory. Students who do not have a health care provider may call Student Health Services at (415) 338-1251. If you live in San Francisco, you may also call 311 from within the city; (415) 701-2311 from outside SF; (415) 701-2323 (TTY) to find out where you can see a healthcare provider. 

Symptoms Include

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms can include tiredness, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of sense or taste or smell, or diarrhea. Symptoms usually begin about 5 days after exposure, but may appear as soon as 2 days or up to 14 days after exposure. Those over the age of 60 years and those with chronic medical conditions, such as heart, lung, or kidney disease, are especially vulnerable to the severest forms of COVID-19.

Information about COVID-19

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period), and via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Close contact includes being coughed or sneezed on, kissing, sharing food, or eating.

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