COVID-19 Update for March 23

Over the weekend, the university learned of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members of our USF community. These two individuals have not been on campus for at least two weeks and are at home recovering.

Dear USF Community,

Over the weekend, the university learned of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members of our USF community. These two individuals have not been on campus for at least two weeks and are at home recovering.

The university is in close contact with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) about these two instances, and SFDPH recommends no further action at this time beyond continued close monitoring. Consistent with earlier protocol, USF officials have been in touch with members of our community who may have had contact with the two individuals. 

The university continues to take measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. In addition to encouraging remote work for all employees whose essential functions do not require being on campus, the university has limited access to our campus and university buildings to promote social distancing. No outside guests, including family and friends, are permitted into USF buildings. The USF Department of Public Safety is making additional rounds of all campus buildings during the shelter-in-place order.  

Again, if university work can effectively be done remotely by faculty, staff, and students, that is the method to be used.

As a reminder, COVID-19 is circulating in the Bay Area so it is critical to take the appropriate precautions to help protect yourself and help slow the spread of the virus.

  • Observe the shelter-in-place order and remain in your residence
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Reach out to your health care provider if you develop a fever, cough, or shortness of breath 

Thank you for all you are doing in continuing to be rigorous in practicing social distancing, complying with university policies and procedures, and practicing CDC-recommended health guidelines, including frequent hand-washing.  

We will keep you updated through campus-wide emails and posts on the USF resource pages. If you have any questions please reach out to campusresilience@usfca.edu.

Thank you, 
COVID-19 Management Team

Monday, Mar 23