COVID-19 Update for March 30

This message will update the information sent to you on March 16 announcing that USF would comply with the City of San Francisco’s order for residents to shelter in place through April 7.

Update: On March 31, San Francisco updated its order to reflect a shelter-in-place extension to May 3, which USF has adopted.

Dear USF Community,
 
This message will update the information sent to you on March 16 announcing that USF would comply with the City of San Francisco’s order for residents to shelter in place through April 7.
 
Today, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that the city’s shelter-in-place order is extended through at least May 1. Based on this guidance, USF immediately extends its shelter-in-place directions through at least May 1.
 
This remains a stressful time for all members of our community. In accordance with our Jesuit values and principles, we are committed to continuing to provide the best educational experience for our students. Along with teaching, service, and research, the safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority, and this extends beyond our physical campus. 
 
With the spread of the virus, it is more important than ever that we work together to proceed in ways that will limit the spread of the virus — including social distancing. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to work out details and communicate with you.
 
We remind you that:

  • Colleges and universities are considered essential businesses during this time. Cabinet has defined essential personnel and we have posted information related to the continuity of work on our campus.
  • The campus is operating in accordance with the city’s shelter in place order. USF is housing students who have applied for and been granted an exception to remain on campus. In addition to online classes, most services (including but not limited to CASA, CAPS, SDS, HPS, Learning, Writing, Speaking Centers, and Career Services) have moved online.
  • Public Safety continues to operate 24/7.
  • Custodial services continue on campus.
  • Koret Health and Recreation Center will remain closed through at least May 1.
  • Take-out food will continue to be available in the Market Cafe located on the second floor of University Center. Please see information regarding hours.
  • Access to campus buildings continues to be limited. If you require access, please consult your dean or vice president who will contact Public Safety.
  • Our additional campus locations, including 101 Howard, are closed until further notice. Staff will be working remotely and will be available to students via email, Zoom, and other technologies.
  • Gleeson Library is also closed, but in keeping with our move to online instruction and learning, all databases and electronic reference services are available.
  • The university bookstore is closed, but remains open for online orders.
  • Human Resources has posted detailed information related to remote work.

We will continue to update you during this unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation. It remains critical that you continue to follow recommendations from the CDC regarding social distancing and precautions. Our COVID-19 resource pages are regularly updated, and we encourage you to check back frequently. If you have specific questions, please email campusresilience@usfca.edu.
 
Sincerely,
The COVID-19 Management Team

Monday, Mar 30