On-campus operations status – March 19

Dear campus community,

Many of you will be aware by now of the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom this evening, March 19. I am writing to reassure members of our University community that the Governor’s executive order does not alter the current status of operations and services at San Francisco State University, as we moved swiftly earlier this week to implement similar directives for San Francisco and surrounding counties.

Most San Francisco State offices have made their services available remotely. Some offices that provide critical services will remain opened on campus. As with the recent San Francisco shelter-in-place order, the Governor’s executive order makes exceptions for institutions of higher education, and the University will remain open with the support of the minimal number of staff and administrators needed to maintain critical operations.

Protecting the health and safety of our community is our greatest priority. Residential students who can return home are urged to do so now. For those who must come to campus, we will continue maintaining social distancing practices, ensuring continuous cleaning and access to hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For the latest health information and most current SF State updates and information, please refer to our COVID-19 website.

I remain deeply appreciative of the many ways that our University community has come together to support our students and one another, from the incredible efforts of faculty to ensure instructional continuity to our facilities teams to the teams in residential life and housing — all of whom are working hard to support SF State. Thank you! And, please, stay well!

With deep gratitude,

Lynn's Signature

Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.