Last updated: January 26, 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
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 and follow the County of San Diego’s Order of the Health Officer titled “Isolation of All Persons with or Likely to have COVID-19.”
SDSURF employees who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or have tested positive must isolate for a period of 10 days, regardless of vaccination and booster status. Individuals may end their isolation prior to the 10th day with a negative Lab-Verified COVID test and an online request to exit isolation through the HealtheConnect portal that will be reviewed by the SDSU COVID Clearance Team.
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 5 days after 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.
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
All SDSU/SDSURF staff are required to have a COVID-19 vaccination and booster when eligible on file in the HealtheConnect portal to access campus facilities and programs. The CSU COVID-19 vaccination requirement allows for faculty and staff to seek an exemption based on medical or religious grounds. Information on submitting an exemption request is online.
SDSU has discontinued surveillance testing for employees regardless of vaccination status. This does not apply to employees required to test per California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines.
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. Visit often, as the site is updated frequently.
Repopulation Accommodation Requests
If an employee is asked to repopulate and wishes to make a request for a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please make the request by using the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Web form and complete and submit through Adobe Sign)*.
A representative from the Human Resources department will reach out directly once the request is received to assist.
- SDSU Research Foundation Repopulation Plan (Central Staff)
- SDSU Guide For Returning to Work
- Aetna Resources for Living COVID-19 resources for all employees
- CIGNA EAP for all employees
- Cigna Webinar: Managing Anxiety: Coronavirus Fears & Concerns
- Coping with COVID-19 Webinar Series by Resources for Living
- COVID19 Information Cigna (PDF Format, 343KB)*
- Dealing with feelings during frightening times (PDF Format, 751KB)*
- Dealing with Uncertainty (PDF Format, 2,191KB)*
- Flu Flyer Seasonal Cigna (PDF Format, 435KB)*
- Flu Information Kaiser (PDF Format, 115KB)*
- Flu Information Kaiser Target Clinic Locations (PDF Format, 2,600KB)*
- 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.
- Telework Ergonomics Guidelines
- Repopulating Research Labs Safely (9/8/20).
- Research Repopulation Webinar Recording (6/18/20).
- Faculty Research Repopulation Planning Webinar Recording (5/21/20).
- Covid-19 Cleaning Guidelines for Laboratories.
- Re-populating Faculty and Graduate Students: Framework for Restarting Research, Creative Activities, and Community Service
- Responsibilities of Research Leaders
Please post any questions about COVID-19 related graduate and research issues to GRA-CoV2@sdsu.edu
COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave
- COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave Policy ENDED 12/31/22
- CA-2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (PDF Format, 178KB)*
- CA-2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave
- Voluntary Telework Agreement - Project/Agency (July 1, 2021)
- Voluntary Telework Policy (PDF Format, 111KB)* (July 1, 2021)
- CSU Guidelines: New Telework Requirements, Social Distancing for Students and Employees (March 16, 2020)
- Voluntary Hybrid Internet Reimbursement Policy (PDF Format, 116KB)* (August 18, 2021)
- Hybrid Schedule Internet Service Reimbursement Authorization Form (Excel Format, 17KB)* (August 18, 2021)
Chancellor's Office Updated COVID Travel Guidance (April 29, 2020)
Information Needed and Additional Research-related Guidance (March 20, 2020)
State-wide Shelter Order Issued; Updated Travel Restrictions Imposed (March 19, 2020)
Proposal Submissions During Coronavirus/COVID-19 Circumstances (March 19, 2020)
Electronic Document Submission (March 19, 2020)
Research Foundation Property Update (March 18, 2020)
Research Foundation Update (March 17, 2020)
Student Move-Out Expedited, Exams Suspended (March 17, 2020)
Additional Guidance for Researchers in Response to COVID-19 (March 17, 2020)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - Research Continuity Plans (March 14, 2020)
California COVID-19 Resources
- California COVID-19 Resource Links (4/23/20)
Centers for Disease Control
- Information for CDC Applicants and Recipients of CDC Funding (3/23/20)
- Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (3/23/20)
- General Funding and Grants Frequently Asked Questions (3/23/20)
Department of Education
- Department of Education Information (April, 10, 2020)
San Diego County
- Coronavirus in San Diego County (Updates every evening after 7pm)
Frequently Asked Questions for SDSU Research Foundation Employees - Updated March 25, 2020
- Where can I find up-to-date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact at SDSU?
Information about SDSU’s response to COVID-19 is available by visiting https://sa.sdsu.edu/student-health-services/coronavirus.
- I’m worried that I have COVID-19. What should I do?
It’s important to call your healthcare provider so they can direct you to the most appropriate care. In the meantime, SDSURF suggests that employees follow the public health authorities’ recommendations on precautions to help prevent the possible spread of the virus to others.
- What are the CDC recommendations for anyone sick and believed to be at risk for COVID-19 infection?
Please visit the CDC website for the most updated information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html