COVID-19 Resources

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About COVID-19

Prevention and Well-being

The COVID-19 Vaccine

What Can You do to Keep Yourself Healthy?

Cold vs Flu vs Coronavirus

Cold vs Flu Vs Coronavirus Table
Symptoms Cold
Graduate Onset
Abrupt Onset
Range from Mild to Severe
Fever Rare High (100-102 F)
Can last 3-4 days
Headache Rare Intense Sometimes
General Aches & Pains Slight Common
Often Severe
Fatigue & Weakness Mild Intense Sometimes
Extreme Exhaustion Never Usual Sometimes
Stuffy Nose Common Sometimes Rare
Sneezing Never Sometimes Rare
Sore Throat Common Common Sometimes
Cough Mild to Moderate Common
Can be Severe
Shortness of Breath Rare Rare Sometimes

Face Covering Requirements

In light of health updates issued by the city of San Francisco, members of the San Francisco State University community are required to wear face coverings when on campus.

Effective Types of Masks Include:
Face Coverings that are NOT recommended:
  • Single-layer gaiters, scarves, ski mask, balaclava, and bandanas. These may be worn OVER an acceptable mask or respirator for either looks or to extend the life of the mask.
  • Please note, in accordance with the CDC, scarves, ski mask, balaclava, and bandanas are not allowed on transit.