Safety and Welfare Strategies

Training

COVID-19 health and safety training modules have been developed for all students, faculty, and staff to take prior to returning to campus for in-person instruction or work.

The training modules for employees and student assistants, "SFSU: Working Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic," may be accessed via CSU Learn once it has been assigned to an individual for completion.

Information about training has been sent to students who are physically returning for instruction.

Screening

The following requirements align with the guidance provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. All students, faculty, and staff who have in-person contact must complete a COVID-19 health screening prior to coming to campus each day. The screening generates a “badge” which must be presented as individuals enter campus facilities. The screening is available on the SF State mobile app and on the web. For individuals without access to the online survey, Gator Ambassadors are available to conduct in-person screenings.

In addition to the COVID-19 health screening, all individuals entering Student Health Services, Children’s Campus, and the Associated Students Early Childhood Education Center must also measure temperatures daily. Individuals who fail the screening and/or have a temperature of 100 or above must stay home and also inform their faculty or supervisor. Faculty and supervisors may not require such individuals to provide documentation of illness from their primary care provider.

Face Coverings

All students, faculty and staff who have face-to-face contact must wear a face covering when on campus. Face coverings must be worn when inside campus buildings at all times unless you are alone in an office with a closed door.

Children under the age of two should not wear face coverings. Children between the ages of 2-9 should wear a face covering where feasible, under adult supervision. Anyone with an exemption from a healthcare provider based on disability, medical condition, or other condition that prevents them from wearing a face covering is not required to wear one. 

For individuals with medical documentations stating they cannot wear a face covering, the University will meet with them to discuss reasonable accommodations through the interactive process, in order to protect the health and safety of the campus community. Individuals requiring this exemption should contact the Disability Programs & Resource Center (DPRC) to review potential accomodations. Individuals who decline to wear a face covering and have not been provided accomodation documentation by DPRC will be asked to not enter campus buildings. If a service can be provided to an individual without a face covering outside the building, the University will endeavor to accomodate when possible and safe.

Distancing

All students, faculty and staff must maintain six feet of physical distance from one another when on campus for in-person instruction or work. The Campus will support this safety guideline through space reconfiguration, training, signage, and other forms of communication outlined in this plan.  

Cleaning

All open facilities will receive enhance cleaning services in order to reduce the spread of virus. Enhanced cleaning measures include the spraying of disinfectants (CDC virus kill list compliant) and use of electrostatic foggers and disposable wipes. Classrooms will be cleaned between classes. Particular attention will be given to all common areas, lobbies, hallways and elevators. Restrooms will be cleaned three times daily. Non-contact sanitizer dispensing units will be installed at all primary entrances of open buildings and will be continuously stocked with alcohol-based sanitizer.

Health and Safety Matrix

Needed before entering Campus Buildings:

Health and Safety Matrix needed for entering campus buildings

Stakeholder

Approval

Face Covering

Online Health Screening

Online Health and Safety Training

Temperature Check

Anyone Entering and/or Working in Childcare and Healthcare Centers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

All Other Employees

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Student Employees

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Students

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Vendors

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Hosted Visitors

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Testing

San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) recommends that anyone who is allowed to work on campus and has been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has one symptom be tested. They further advise that at this time all testing is voluntary.

In the event a COVID-19 test is needed, students, faculty and staff should first seek a test from their primary care provider. SFDPH will also have the capacity to conduct testing for those without access to primary care.

For students who do not have access to SFDPH or primary care provider testing, and who fall into one of the groups that SFDPH has recommended for testing, a qualified medical professional at Student Health Services (SHS) will sample for COVID-19 and send to an outside lab for processing, depending on availability of adequate supplies and safety protocols.

Reporting

Any student, faculty, staff member or visitor to campus must report to SHS suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 and close contacts with individuals who have COVID-19. SHS will notify SFDPH of such reports and follow their direction in support of contact tracing. The identity of individuals with COVID-19 and their close contacts will not be disclosed publicly.

Access an online form to report potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19.

Contact Tracing

Timely notification of positive COVID-19 tests and or the experience of related symptoms allows the University to mitigate the transmission of the virus and to protect the health and safety of individuals and the entire campus community.

Individuals who have been engaged in face-to-face instruction or work and who test positive or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must notify the campus. Faculty, staff or managers who have firsthand knowledge of someone who has tested positive or is experiencing related symptoms and has face-to-face classes or work must also notify the campus.

To notify the campus, please complete the following survey. If you have any questions regarding the notification process please email covid19@sfsu.edu.

This matrix applies to cases where a campus member is or may be coming on campus for business or face-to-face instruction.

Case Description and Notification Matrix

Description

Confirmation Process

Notification Process

Asymptomatic individual quarantined due to exposure to sick people or travel

Individual report or identified during contact tracing of a confirmed case.

No campus notification

No possible contact notification

Individual has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, but no test confirmation; individual is advised by health care provider to isolate per CDC guidance.

Individual report

Affected campus community members and appropriate administrator(s) will be notified

Direct communication and guidance will be provided to students and/or employees if they were determined to have been in close contact on a case by case basis.*

Individual self-reports a positive lab test for COVID-19, but is outside of San Francisco County with no direct contact to campus.

Individual report or

Public health agency confirmation.

Affected campus community members and appropriate administrator(s) will be notified

Individual reports a positive lab test for COVID-19, confirmed by a public health agency or health care provider, and has participated in face-to-face instruction or work.

Individual report

Public health agency confirmation.

Affected campus community members and appropriate administrator(s) will be notified

Direct communication and guidance will be provided to students and/or employees if they were determined to have been near or in close contact with the individual who tested positive.

A cluster of campus members test positive for COVID-19

Individual or group report

Public health agency confirmation of a cluster.

Emergency Operations Center may be activated and any communication plan would be developed based on the needs of the situation.

*Based on last contact on campus or in community and timing of symptom onset

Self-Isolation and Quarantine

SFDPH has provided Home Isolation Quarantining guidelines for people with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) infection and their household or close contacts.

  • If an individual is awaiting test results, the individual should follow SFDPH’s Home Isolation Steps until results arrive. If the results are negative, the individual should check with a doctor before discontinuing Home Isolation Steps.

Housing has developed specific protocols for supporting self-isolation and quarantine within the resident community and can be found in the Housing Health and Safety Plan for Fall

 

To view PDF files, please download Adobe Reader