Coronavirus Updates and Resources

Human Resources is here to help staff and faculty navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource page provides links to general pandemic-related guidance, relevant benefits information, and protocol updates.

Omicron Subvariant BA.2

On March 28, the COVID Management Team released an announcement with regard to the Omicron subvariant, BA.2. USF will continue to require masks indoors in campus buildings, with the exception of the Koret Health and Recreation Center (where masks are highly encouraged effective Friday, April 1). Effective March 28,  food will be allowed at indoor events.

Being up to date with vaccinations is still the best protection. A booster clinic will be available on campus for the USF community on Tuesday, April 19 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at McLaren 250.

COVID testing through GoHealth for students, faculty, and staff continues to be available in McLaren 250 on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. To register, please visit the HPS COVID-19 Resources web page.

Read the full announcement here.

SB 114 went into effect on Feb. 19, 2022, and is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2022. For further details please visit the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave FAQ.

The university requires proof of vaccination for all current employees who have stated that they are fully vaccinated. This includes employees who work remotely. Remote work arrangements are at the discretion of an employee's manager or supervisor. Proof of vaccination must be uploaded in Workday using these instructions. All submitted information is confidential and managed under the university’s data security systems.  Read the complete announcement here.

As communicated in the Jan. 5 announcement from the COVID Management Team, faculty and staff, except those who have an exemption approved by Human Resources, are required to be fully vaccinated by May 31.

USF is required to establish and implement an effective written COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) pursuant to an Emergency Temporary Standard in place for COVID-19 (California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, section 3205(c)).

COVID-19 Prevention Plan

USF currently requires that all students, staff, faculty, and visitors wear masks when entering campus buildings. Visit the USF Together Hub for the most up to date masking requirements.

In accordance with the latest guidance of local and state authorities regarding travel, USF is amending travel restrictions on university-sponsored travel to allow for a limited resumption of essential travel. Effective Oct. 12, 2021, per Accounting and Business Services, International and domestic business travel is only allowed for fully vaccinated employees and students and there are no exceptions. Read the policy.

Please visit the USF Together Travel page for complete details and additional updates.

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