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 (CDC) public health guidelines.


Below are the plans for Academic Year 2021/22. SF State will continue monitoring updates from Cal/OSHA. Please check the What's new or the Communications areas of this website for the latest guidance.

Administrators Steps for Returning to Campus

The Chancellor Office 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. 

  • Managing During COVID
  • Employees and student assistants must complete "COVID-19 Workplace Safety Refresher" by logging into CSU Learn. This training module consists of two courses: Safety in the Workplace During COVID-19 and SFSU-specific COVID-19 Information. 
  • Any other relevant assigned trainings

Contact for questions or technical support.

To confirm if employees have completed their assigned COVID-19 safety trainings prior to their return to campus, please see instructions on how to check employee training statuses.

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

SF State has implemented the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. SF State requires employees and students to upload their proof of COVID vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption. For questions about the Vaccination Policy, please refer to the Vaccination Policy FAQs.

Visit MyHealth vaccine verification system to begin the process of uploading your proof of COVID vaccination or request an exemption. If you experience issues with uploading your information, please email .

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 bus service to/from Daly City BART and 19th Avenue is temporarily suspended until February 7 due to the delay of in person instruction and most campus services being provided remotely.

When in service, shuttle service operates Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 10 pm and Friday 7 am to 7 pm to include the campus loop. The campus loop shuttle runs Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm. For pickup locations and schedule, please visit

The SFSU free shuttle service from Daly City BART to 19th Avenue and campus loop shuttle does not run during the week of Thanksgiving and winter break. Shuttle services also do not run during weekends, summer, or on campus observed holidays.

When the shuttles are not in service, commuters may use Muni route 28 (19th Avenue) to/from campus and Daly City BART station. 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:

  • Starting August 14, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) expects to bring back the following bus routes that serve the campus:
    • M Oceanview
    • 57 Park Merced
    • 58 Lake Merced (new route)
  • 28R remains suspended until further notice. For updates and more information on Muni service restoration, please visit
  • 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 2, 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. 

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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