Prepare to Return

Appropriate Administrators Begin Planning

Although campus life may look different, our commitment to our students, faculty and staff remains consistent. We look forward to welcoming our Gator community back on campus, with health and safety protocols shaped by Cal/OSHA and Centers for Disease Control public health guidelines.

The below guidance focuses on appropriate administrators and staff, who are anticipated to return to in-person/hybrid work during Summer 2021. As fall planning is finalized, more guidance will be provided for faculty and students who are anticipated to return to in-person/hybrid instruction for fall 2021.

Below are the currently established plans for now through summer. We will receive updates from Cal/OSHA through June and July that may change these plans.


We recommend starting the planning process at least a month before your department/unit is expected to return to campus.

  • For departments/units returning to campus in July, appropriate administrators should submit their plans by June 25.
  • For departments/units returning to campus in August, appropriate administrators should submit their plans by July 16.

Administrators Steps for Returning to Campus

SF State has developed safety training modules for all faculty, staff and students prior to returning to campus for in-person instruction or work in accordance with Cal/OSHA regulations. 

Contact for questions or technical support.

Complete the Face-to-Face (F2F) Operations Request Form via DocuSign, which will be reviewed by Budget and Logistics (B&L) and will be subject to follow up from B&L to ensure compliance and safety.

Work with staff to complete their temporary telecommuting agreement and work plan, and update their work schedulesSubmit to Human Resources.

Confirm if employees have completed their assigned EHS trainings prior to their return to campus in CSU Learn. See instructions on how to check employee training statuses.

Appropriate Administrator Considerations

Appropriate administrators should work to ensure equity in the workplace. While all employees are not expected to return to campus on a full-time basis, appropriate administrators should consider all employees when developing departmental/unit schedules.

  • The actual work hours of each staff employee will remain as originally described in the position description unless otherwise altered by agreement prior to the employee returning to in-person work.
  • Appropriate administrators can contact HR if they have any questions related to this. In addition, if issues are raised, employees can submit the work complaints and/or questions to AVP Williams at for review.  

Employees should be provided with at least 14 days’ notice of the need to return to on-campus work.

Childcare, eldercare or other personal obligations should be addressed through the appropriate CSU and Campus Leaves Policy.

If an employee’s on-campus presence is needed for successful operations, and the employee indicates that they cannot return because of their disability or medical condition, a referral should be made to explore reasonable accommodations through the Disability Programs and Resource Center. Appropriate administrators should not inquire into an employee’s specific medical condition or background

Parking & Transportation

  • Parking remains available on campus in all lots, pursuant to established parking fees or semester passes.
  • Lots 19/20 and 25 are considered search lots. Parking spaces are on first come first served basis.
  • Reserved spaces in Lots 1, 6 and 19A have limited parking spaces and permits are sold based on the number of spaces available only.
  • If you had cancelled your parking permit payroll deduction, you would need to sign up again with Department of Parking & Transportation to activate your parking permit.

The shuttle service to/from Daly City Bart and 19th Avenue, including the campus loop shuttle, will resume service starting Fall 2021.  Shuttle service will not run during weekends, or campus observed holidays. When the shuttle is not in service, commuters may use Muni route 28.

The updated shuttle service schedules will be posted on the Parking and Transportation website closer to beginning of the fall semester.  For more information, please email

Biking to campus is a great option while transit agencies are in recovery from COVID-19 service changes. Information on campus biking facilities and safe routes to campus can be found at Wheels operates a bike share network throughout the Bay Area and bikes are available near the SF State campus.

If you need to take public transportation, wear a multi-layered face covering while waiting in line and onboard and try to limit touching surfaces. After stepping out of the bus or train — and before touching your eyes or face — wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Below are updates from local public transit agencies:

  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has limited operations on many bus lines, as well as on light rail lines. Muni continues to modify its operations and the most up-to-date information about routes and stops. Currently, the M-Line is operating only with bus-bridges (and not via rail service). The University is working with SFMTA to seek the restoration of the M-Line prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Sam Trans has limited operations. For complete and up-to-date service information, please visit
  • BART continues to offer service throughout the Bay Area and plans to return to near pre-pandemic service levels and hours starting August 30, 2021. For updated information about BART service, please visit

Gator Pass Update:

The Gator Pass will continue to provide students with a 50% discount on all BART rides to and from Daly City BART Station, as well as unlimited rides on SFMTA's Muni, with the exception of cable cars. In addition, BART has announced that all fares will be discounted by 50% for the month of September to encourage ridership.

The San Francisco State’s 511 RideMatch service is an interactive, on demand system that allows students, faculty, and staff to find carpools or bicycle partners based on where they live. Participants can specify whether they wish to find only SF State affiliates or extend their search to a broader pool. For more information, visit Parking & Transportation’s RideMatch/Carpool page.

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