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SAFE ALTERNATIVES

We hope our SDSU students and  all members of our campus community had a safe and restful winter recess. To help ensure community safety and well being, we ask that individuals rely on the following guidance and resources: 

For SDSU Students, Faculty and Staff

Individual actions: 

  • Wear a facial covering when in public, and when around others not in your immediate household. 
  • Under California Department of Public Health guidance, in-person events or parties with more than three households are not permitted (even outdoors).
  • Limit your social activities and, when involved in any such activities, recall that smaller and shorter gatherings are deemed to be safer.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often, and clean frequently touched items regularly.
  • Avoid close contact and remain at least six (6) feet away from people who are not part of your household.
  • Stay home and away from others if you are sick, have a symptom of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who is sick  or has symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Follow directions if you are advised to isolate or quarantine.

For SDSU Students

The following resources are designed in support of students’ ongoing needs, and also as students need emergency support: 

  • Student Health Services continues to offer COVID-19 testing on campus. Students living in on-campus housing, those who have been taking in-person courses, and who are involved in university research are required to get tested. All other students are encouraged to get regularly tested. 
  • The Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) offers student support through any basic needs crises, including food and housing insecurity, financial insecurity and health insecurity. Students can fill out a basic online form to request ECRT assistance.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (C&PS), which offers students with consultations to get personalized recommendations by a therapist. Beyond normal operating hours, students in immediate need on weekends or evenings can talk with a therapist even when the office is closed by calling 619-594-5220 and selecting the option to talk with an emergency therapist.
  • Students who need support obtaining accommodations in their courses should contact the Student Ability Success Center (SASC) by emailing [email protected] or calling 619-594-6473. For general SASC information and appointment scheduling, you may also contact the virtual front desk: https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/94992128921. Hours and more information are on the SASC site. 

For SDSU Faculty and Staff 

  • The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) continues to offer a convenient testing site at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.  This site is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is available at no cost to faculty, staff and students. On campus testing details are available online. 
  • Faculty and staff should also rely on the Employee Assistance Program and other resources for employees are available online (SDSU login credentials required).  
  • For faculty and staff who need support assisting a student experiencing difficulties, Counseling and Psychological Services (C&PS) offers consultation for you as well. You can reach the team by calling the office at 594-5220. 
  • As a reminder, please visit the SharePoint with dedicated resources for faculty and staff, which includes academic and research resources available. 

For SDSU Parents and Families

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and in support of individual and community health and wellbeing, especially as students begin the spring semester, speak with your student about the following guidance:  

  • Plan virtual events and gatherings, including dinners, exercise and games, over in-person gatherings with family and friends. 
  • Schedule time to watch or stream televised events while at home.
  • Participate in drive-through events or "reverse parades" where participants avoid leaving their vehicles.  

Guidelines and Other Information 

All members of the SDSU community are encouraged to continue to follow public health guidelines and orders. Additional information is available online: