Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Last updated: May 22, 2023
How to Report a COVID-19 Case
PIs, managers and supervisors: If you have an SDSURF employee who has been exposed to COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or has tested positive for COVID-19, please report that information to SDSURF’s COVID-19 response team via the COVID-19 Reporting Form for SDSURF Employees. Advise the employee that they are not to report to any SDSU, SDSURF, or other on-site work location until further notice. Also, never come to campus for work when you are ill.
SDSURF employees: If you are an SDSURF employee who has been exposed to COVID-19 and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact your supervisor immediately. If you are unable to reach your supervisor, please report your information to SDSURF’s COVID-19 response team via our COVID-19 Reporting Form for SDSURF Employees. STAY HOME: Do not report to any SDSU, SDSURF, or other on-site work location until further notice. Also, never come to campus for work when you are ill.
What to Do When Sick
In accordance with the San Diego County public health orders, San Diego State University Research Foundation updated its isolation and quarantine policy for all university community members.
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms must remain home and avoid coming to any SDSU, SDSURF, or other on-site work location. Individuals should prioritize testing via a molecular PCR COVID test.
SDSURF employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or have tested positive must isolate for at least five full days from their symptom onset date or from their asymptomatic test date. Employees may end isolation after 5 days, if they are feeling well, symptoms are improving and are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
After an employee has ended isolation, they are required to wear a mask through day 10 (employee may remove mask sooner than day 10 with 2 sequential negative tests taken 48 hours apart).
Those exposed to someone who is COVID-19-positive and who are asymptomatic are not required to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals should seek testing 3-5 days following exposure, wear a facial covering for 10 days, and monitor for symptoms.
Individuals who have been exposed and are symptomatic are required to quarantine and seek testing via a molecular PCR test after symptoms onset.
As always, those experiencing symptoms are encouraged to seek immediate testing and can still do so on campus at one of the on-campus vending machines or at any County testing site location.
SDSU test vending machines continue to be available in public spaces on campus for free access to molecular PCR COVID tests. There will be six (6) machines at SDSU and two (2) at SDSU Imperial Valley. Use the interactive campus map to locate vending machines. Staff may also use their RedID to pick up a self-administered COVID-19 test kit from one of these vending machines, 24 hours a day.
If an employee tests negative while exhibiting symptoms, they should remain home until they are well.
Important Information Regarding Vaccinations/Exemptions
The California State University (CSU) system’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement
Following system-wide discussions and agreements with each of the CSU employee unions, SDSU/SDSURF employees and contractors will no longer be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
SDSU Research Foundation is working closely with SDSU to monitor coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. Please visit SDSU’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) site, which serves as the central repository for information and updates related to SDSU’s preparedness, guidance, and decisions related to COVID-19.
- Aetna Resources for Living COVID-19 resources for all employees
- CIGNA EAP for all employees
- COVID19 Information Cigna (PDF Format, 343KB)*
- Dealing with feelings during frightening times (PDF Format, 751KB)*
- Dealing with Uncertainty (PDF Format, 2,191KB)*
- A Complete Guide to The Flu & Flu Shots
- Inner strength during distressing times (PDF Format, 2MB)*
- Kaiser Permanente Self Care Tools (many available for all employees)
- The SDSURF WIC Program program provides eligible families with healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education and community resources throughout San Diego.
- Repopulating Research Labs Safely (9/8/20).
- Research Repopulation Webinar Recording (6/18/20).
- Responsibilities of Research Leaders
Please post any questions about COVID-19 related graduate and research issues to GRA-CoV2@sdsu.edu
- Voluntary Telework Agreement - Project/Agency (July 1, 2021)
- Voluntary Telework Policy (PDF Format, 111KB)* (July 1, 2021)
- Hybrid Internet Service Reimbursement Policy (PDF Format, 149KB)*
- California COVID-19 Resource Links (4/23/20)
- Coronavirus in San Diego County
- California Coronavirus COVID-19
- Changes Related to the End of Federal, State, and Local Emergencies