Housing COVID-19 Information & Updates

University Housing is committed to providing a safe and healthy housing community for our residents. Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as State and County guidelines, we have implemented various practices and protocols in effort to protect the well-being of the residential community. The information on this page along with University Housing’s COVID-19 policies and guidelines are subject to change depending on the current conditions of the pandemic and any new recommendations from the State, County, or CDC.

HELP KEEP THE RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY SAFE & HEALTHY

Wear a FACE COVERING
when inside public spaces

WASH YOUR HANDS after touching common surfaces

Follow campus HEALTH SCREENING protocols

Comply with Housing's COVID  TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Get Your COVID-19 Booster

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

California State University (CSU) has announced that all eligible students must receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster.  For more information, visit together.sfsu.edu.

COVID-19 vaccinations are now readily available for the majority of the population and are our best tool to overcome the pandemic. In order to provide the safest possible congregate housing experience, SF State Housing requires that ALL potential residents are fully vaccinated (including booster) prior to moving on campus. Any student who receives an SF State Housing reservation must upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption prior to move-in when completing the Move-in Confirmation form. Failure to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption request will result in the administrative cancellation of your housing reservation.

PROOF OF VACCINATION:

  • Once your proof of vaccination is received or your exemption request is approved, you will be eligible to receive your move-in time and date.
  • Students who request for an exemption WILL NOT receive their move-in time and date until their exemption request has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committee/department.

International Students: If you cannot get vaccinated in your home country prior to arriving to the United States, there is alternate documentation that you can provide in order to submit the Move-in Confirmation form. Please contact the Student Housing Office by email at housing@sfsu.edu for further details. 

ACCEPTED FORMS OF COVID-19 VACCINATION PROOF:

  • A COVID-19 vaccination card that clearly states your name and any other personal identification information, and the dates that you received your first and second (if applicable) shot and your booster.
  • Medical Immunization Records that reflect receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

REQUESTING AN EXEMPTION:

  • Students who are requesting a medical or religious exception from COVID-19 vaccination will need to provide supporting documentation.
  • Upon receipt, your documentation will be thoroughly reviewed by a designated campus committee/department. 
  • If your exemption request is approved, you may be required to take routine COVID-19 tests. There are NO exceptions for COVID-19 testing for students that have been approved for a vaccine exemption.

ACCEPTED FORMS OF MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION DOCUMENTATION:

  • A letter from your primary health care provider that indicates that you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine (per HIPPA compliance, your health care provider should exclude the exact reasoning to why you cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccine).
  • A document outlining your religious exemption request and the reasoning behind it. Please be as thorough as possible.
     

 

As of February, 28, 2022, residents who are fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 will no longer be required to take campus administered COVID-19 tests. All non-vaccinated residents with COVID-19 vaccination exemptions, however, must continue to test weekly.

Campus administered COVID-19 tests are available for non-vaccinated residents who are required to test weekly as well as for vaccinated residents who choose to take the test voluntarily.

Please Note: Failure to comply to the testing requirements for any non-vaccinated resident will lead to student conduct review of your account that may lead to the termination of your housing license agreement.

SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT:

Tests can be scheduled on the MyHealth website. 

TESTING TIMES & LOCATIONS:

 COVID-19 tests will be administered at the top of Lot 20 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Spring Break Testing Times | Monday (3/21) 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & Wednesday (3/23) Noon to 2:00 p.m. (No testing on Tuesday or Thursday)

TESTING CRITERIA:

The test is a non-invasive self-administered saliva-based test polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. In order for the test to be successful, the following criteria needs to be followed:

Within 60 minutes prior to taking the test:

  • DO NOT eat
  • DO NOT drink
  • DO NOT smoke
  • DO NOT brush your teeth or use mouthwash
  • DO NOT USE lip products

If your sample is rejected you will need to wait and be retested.

TEST RESULTS:

You will receive a text or email notification when results are ready to be viewed on the MyHealth portal. To view the results, click on the ‘View My COVID Test Results’ button on the homepage. Results are typically available within 24-36 hours of your scheduled appointment.

Residents are expected to be engaged daily with the University’s health declaration process and must demonstrate a health “green badge” to gain access to university facilities outside of their own residence apartment building.

SF State continues to require face coverings to be worn indoors unless an individual is alone in an enclosed space with a door that can be closed. Face coverings are not required outdoors on campus.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70 percent alcohol.
  • Public areas (lobbies, elevators, laundry rooms, etc.) and high-touch areas (door knobs, elevator buttons, etc.) will be disinfected frequently by the University. We also recommend that you clean and disinfect any frequently touched objects and surfaces in your apartment.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

(Range from Mild to Severe)

  • Fever - Common
  • Headache - Sometimes
  • General Aches & Pains - Sometimes
  • Fatigue & Weakness - Sometimes
  • Extreme Exhaustion - Sometimes
  • Stuffy Nose - Rare
  • Sneezing - Rare
  • Sore Throat - Sometimes
  • Cough - Common
  • Shortness of Breath - Sometimes

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE SICK

If you are feeling symptoms related to COVID-19, take all the necessary precautions to prevent spreading it to others and take a COVID-19 test.  If you test positive, contact covid19@sfsu.edu for further instructions.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

FAQs General COVID-19 FAQs