Public Health Information and Guidelines


To keep our campus community well informed, educated and engaged, we have gathered a list of important COVID-19 health information and guidelines from official public health organizations. Please note that SF State follows San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) Guidelines, which are specific to the city and county of San Francisco, and are often more restrictive than other public health guidelines. SFDPH guidelines are informed by state and federal guidelines. 

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As official public health guidelines shift in the wake of new developments, we will update our response plan and our resource list below accordingly. If you have any updates regarding COVID-19 that you would like to share from trusted public health sources that may be helpful to our Gator community.

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Public Health Resources

SF State follows the San Francisco Department of Public Health Guidelines, which are specific to San Francisco City and County:

  • San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), which includes the Disease Prevention and Control Branch, protects and promotes the health of San Francisco residents and visitors by working directly with the public to improve individual and community health.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) works worldwide to promote health, safety and serve the vulnerable. The WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system through prevention, surveillance, containment, treatment and much more.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a U.S. federal government agency whose mission is to protect the U.S. from healthy, safety, and security threats. The CDC increases the health security of our nation by conducting critical science, providing health information and working with state health departments and other organizations throughout the country and the world to prevent and control diseases. 
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) belongs to the United States Department of Labor. OSHA ensures safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreaching, education and assistance.
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) protects the health of all Californians and helps shape positive outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CDPH’s fundamental responsibilities include infectious disease control and prevention, food safety, patient safety, emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, health equity and vital records and statistics.

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Please note, the planning, guidance and information reflected on this website are subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state and federal guidelines concerning COVID-19. Last revised 06/01/21.