Testing and Contact Tracing

Testing and Contact Tracing Are Crucial to Protecting You and Our Campus Community

Ongoing testing can help to identify possible cases of COVID-19 exposure and monitor the spread of the virus within our campus community. Individuals who are currently awaiting COVID-19 test results should refrain from visiting the campus in person until the final test results are received; they should foremost seek the guidance of medical professionals regarding test recommendations and result interpretations. 

Receive COVID-19 Testing on Campus

SF State will be conducting weekly COVID testing for employees and students who have requested medical or religious exemptions (including some represented employees) and for those represented employees who have declined to upload proof of vaccination through December 17, 2021. In addition, if any campus community member experienced close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID while participating in in-person operations, they will be eligible for testing. Note: appointments for on-campus testing are required. Please visit Campus Planning for current health and safety protocols and guidelines. 


COVID-19 Mass Testing Site

Please note, the test is a non-invasive, self-administered saliva-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. In order for the test to be successful, do not eat, drink, smoke, brush your teeth, use mouthwash or lip products 60 minutes prior to your appointment. If your sample is rejected you will need to wait and be retested. 

PCR Test

Testing Schedule and Location: 

  • Dates: Monday-Thursday (except for University holidays)
  • Times: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Location: Top level of parking garage Lot 20 (large, white tent)

Appointment Registration Required

To schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 test, log into MyHealth using your SF State username and password.

How to make an appointment:

  1. Logged in to myHealth, click on the ‘Appointments’ menu option and then click the ‘Schedule an Appointment’ button.
  2. Schedule the appointment by following the prompts for COVID-19 Testing.
  3. At the end of the booking process, a QR code will be displayed and saved in the ‘Appointments’ menu option. You will need to bring the QR code (printed or on your phone) to your testing appointment.

Test Results: 

You will receive a text or email notification when results are ready to be viewed on the MyHealth portal. Results are typically available within 12-24 hours of your scheduled appointment. To view the results, click on the ‘View My COVID Test Results’ button on the homepage.

Find a California COVID-19 Testing Location

Report COVID-19 Cases and Incidences of Exposure

Thank you for assisting us in protecting your and the campus community’s health. Tracking COVID-19 cases on campus will remain a critical aspect of ensuring and promoting the health and safety of our campus community.

Report COVID-19 Case

View COVID-19 Dashboard 

Public Health Resources

SF State follows Cal/OSHA and CDC guidelines. Please refer to public health resources below for more information on COVID-19 testing. 

COVID-19 Resources