The health and safety of our faculty and staff are at the forefront of our planning decisions as we collectively prepare to return to in-person work and instruction. To protect the health of our campus community, the University will prepare and revise plans and actions in response to new and emerging Cal/OSHA and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.

SF State is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for the campus community.

There are reasons to remain optimistic that we can safely return to campus together: Across California, millions of people have been vaccinated. California is also moving Beyond the Blueprint to safely and full reopen the economy. 

During this phased return to campus, we ask for your continued flexibility and patience as we respond to evidence-based health and safety guidelines, and we thank you for the work you do every day as dedicated members of our Gator community. For the latest workplace health and safety guidelines, please refer to the information and resources below.


Campus Return

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. 

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

Contact for questions or technical support.

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 .

SF State supports telework when the campus determines that telework is operationally feasible and is in the best interest of the University and its mission. Telework arrangements may be considered for eligible positions as described in  SF State's Telework Policy and Procedures when there are opportunities for improved operational performance, or as part of a disaster recovery or emergency plan.
Employees may work with their administrators to complete their teleworking agreements and update their work schedules. Completed forms must be submitted to Human Resources. 

Health and safety remain our University’s top priorities. We have implemented practical and effective measures, based and supported by public health guidelineswhich we will continually optimize and re-evaluate. 

  • Get vaccinated and boosted.
  • Complete COVID-19 health screening (available on the SF State mobile app or using a web browser) each day prior to coming to campus.
  • Wear a multilayered face covering inside campus buildings, on mass transit, or in buildings/businesses other than your home. 
  • Wash hands, avoid touching eyes/nose/mouth, cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • While not required, stay at least 6 feet away from other people as much as possible.
  • Frequently wipe off often touched surfaces at home and work throughout the day
  • Watch for COVID-19 symptoms and know what to do if you have suspected or confirmed exposure to COVID-19:
    • Stay home (or leave immediately from work) and notify your appropriate administrator.
    • Report to the campus by completing an online form.
    • Call your primary care provider if you feel sick. 

Guidance on Workplace Scenarios

When you are on campus, you are encouraged to communicate with your colleagues and supervisors as needed by email, instant message, telephone or other available University collaboration tools (e.g., Zoom, Teams, etc.).

Indoor meetings may be required. Masks may not be removed for any reason during required meetings while SF State’s indoor masking requirement remains in place.

If food and beverages are served at a meeting or indoor event, or other indoor gathering, a virtual, reasonably comparable alternative must be offered to students and employees who choose not to attend an event where masks are removed for eating and drinking. Eating and drinking in classrooms during instruction is not allowed. Contact for more information about serving food/drinks.

To learn more about how to propose a large meeting on campus, visit the Conferences, Events, and Meetings section of the Building & Available Spaces page.

Breakrooms across campus may be used. There are no capacity limitations. The following are additional guidelines for using breakrooms:

  • Sanitize your hands after touching common surfaces.
  • Wipe down common surfaces after use.
  • Contact for questions about food services procedures.

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Campus Planning