We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our students, staff, and faculty as we monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox, which the World Health Organization recently declared a global public health emergency. In response to the rise in cases, San Francisco's mayor and public health officials declared a local emergency.
All suspected monkeypox cases must be reported within one working day to the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) Communicable Disease Control. Your health care provider will ensure that happens. For our satellite campuses, additional information is available from the California Department of Public Health or through your county health services department.
Symptoms of monkeypox include:
- Skin rash
- Muscle aches and backaches
- Swollen lymph nodes.
Staff and faculty who feel ill should remain home and contact their health provider with any questions or concerns.
Please review the details about USF's response to the current global outbreak.
Roe v. Wade. Coping with the Emotional Fallout
The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade has triggered a cascade of intense emotions nationwide. Whatever shape your response takes, know that your feelings are a normal reaction to abnormal events. But there are things you can do to minimize tension and take care of yourself. For information about self-help resources or consulting with a counselor, call 800-344-4222 or visit our website at employees.concernhealth.com. Concern has also provided a resource for tackling the stress that you may be experiencing with the recent court decision.
Mass Shootings and Acts of Violence
Our vendor Concern has provided two resources to help us with facing the recent mass shootings and acts of violence and how to talk about them with our children.
Another Mass Shooting Rocks the Nation is intended to help adults find a way to deal with the anger and confusion these actions cause.
After a Traumatic Event: What to do For Your Children is a resource for parents on how to address these events with their children.
Please also know that as a community, USF supports you during these challenging times:
Ukrainian Crisis: Meaningful ways you can help Ukraine
Our EAP vendor Concern has provided a resource for donating to Ukraine as well as support for those who may have friends or family in Ukraine and for anyone feeling the fear and effects of the crisis.
Ukrainians have compiled a list of organizations where you can donate to help people affected by the crisis. These organizations include:
Source: Global Citizen.