The Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for faculty and staff
San Diego State University continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local, state, national and international communities and manage the implications for the SDSU context. This site provides information regarding public health-informed procedures and best practices and also forms, tools and other resources for SDSU faculty and staff regarding SDSU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report a COVID-19 Case or Concern
The following provide direction on when and how to report test-confirmed COVID-19 cases and incidents.
COVID-19 Positive Response Protocols for Faculty and Staff
In an effort to keep you informed about COVID-19-related protocols for all employees, the following training and communications materials are available to assist you.
- Assessment and Response Protocols for managers for actual/potential COVID-19 cases
Health and Safety
The following is offered in an effort to keep you informed about health and safety protocols and resources available to employees.
(for facial coverings, coordinate requests through your college, division or department)
Facial Covering Replenishment Procurement
COVID-19 Cleaning Plan
Based on a report of a confirmed case of COVID-19, appropriate action will be taken in the impacted space. Student Health Services and Facilities Services (and/or appropriate group maintaining the space) will collaborate to determine risk level and appropriate level of response per the campus response plan. These will include varying degrees of custodial and contracted cleaning and decontaminating response based on the facts of the concern. Below are guidelines to inform decision making regarding the level of cleaning response. These are guidelines only. Decisions will be based on the unique circumstances.
During routine operations the use of disinfectant spray will be coupled with a thorough wipe down of the areas that may need to be disinfected due to heightened concern. PPE required will be gloves and face covering. Eye protection is optional. This service can be performed by Facilities Services, Housing Facilities Services, or auxiliary employees and/or their custodial contractors based on the availability of supplies, PPE and trained employees.
Outbreak Cleaning Response
This response is initiated when the risk is high based on time in the space, number of cases, or other factors. This type of cleaning protocol will require a period of disinfection that may include fogging if necessary, and may also include ultraviolet light. Donning and doffing of PPE will be required, including respiratory protection. Disposal of waste marked as biohazard. This will always be performed by an outside contractor.
Academics and Research
The following provides guidelines, tools and assistance-based resources for instructional faculty and researchers.
The following provides information about resources and tools to assist instructional faculty and researchers in their teaching and research. Faculty can also get just-in-time (Zoom-based) support from the Virtual Faculty Instructional Technology (FIT) Center by visiting online.
Other resources include:
- The Office of Faculty Advancement
- Tenured and tenure-track faculty Handbook
- Temporary Faculty Handbook
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- Faculty Mental and Emotional Wellness Information (See “Faculty Wellbeing”)
- Women Faculty of Color Support Group
- New Faculty Orientation
- Student Behavioral Expectations:
Additional Information, Resources
All are asked to rely on reliable sources of information, and to report any COVID-19-related concerns. The following are several options you can utilize for assistance.
- The Basic Needs & Wellness Toolkit
- Campus Support Services (for students and employees)
- U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Site
- SDSU Flex
- 211 San Diego
- 211 Imperial Valley
- COVID Incident Reporting Form (student incidents)
- County of San Diego Testing Sites
- County of Imperial Valley Testing Sites