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Office of the President

Dear SDSU Faculty and Staff,

Beginning today, faculty and staff, including auxiliaries, are eligible to win a number of prizes when submitting their COVID-19 vaccination records via the HealtheConnect portal. This includes both non-represented and represented employees. Online instructions are available, and records must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 16.

The available prizes are as follows:

  • Five $100 gift cards each day between now and August 16
  • Special university parking permits (SP) for a one-year period for two winners
  • Two Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre concerts tickets for a single winner
  • Two pairs of men’s or women’s basketball tickets for a single winner
  • A private tour of the SDSU Mission Valley site

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As a reminder, all faculty, staff and students must have a COVID-19 record on file with the university this fall to be physically on campus, to include being on campus for work, classes, meetings, events and other reasons. The California State University implemented the COVID-19 vaccination policy for all campuses in the system for fall 2021, and SDSU is adhering to the policy. Also, temperature checks are no longer required on campus, but all should continue monitoring their health on a daily basis and never go to work or attend classes when presenting COVID-19-like symptoms.

All are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the university’s updated facial covering policy online.

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Fully Vaccinated

Those who are fully vaccinated (who have completed both doses of a two-dose vaccine series or one dose of a one-dose vaccine series) are required to wear facial coverings in most indoor settings, especially where members of the student body and public are present, and in all instructional settings. The policy does, however, allow those who are teaching to remove their facial coverings when students are masked in the classroom, and for masks to be removed when in private offices and small meeting spaces.

Note that students and visitors are required to wear facial coverings at all times when indoors, with very few exceptions.

Not Vaccinated

Those who are not yet vaccinated must wear facial coverings at all times in any indoor setting, and in outdoor settings when physical distance of six feet or more cannot be maintained. There are limited exceptions, however, such as when a person who is not vaccinated is alone or in a private office or space.

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SDSU continues to offer robust testing and vaccinations on campus. The Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are all available to our campus community at Student Health Services.

And we are pleased to share that, beginning today, the County of San Diego has reopened its COVID-19 testing location at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center, 5250 55th Street. Appointments are not required, and free testing is offered Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Other resources are as follows:

  • If you have not yet been vaccinated, additional details on how to find a COVID-19 vaccineare available online and same-day appointments can be made.
  • Information on submitting a COVID-19 vaccination exemption request for medical or religious reasons is available online and must be submitted by Monday, Aug. 16.
  • Should you have additional needs, visit the faculty and staff section of the support services list, where you can find ways to connect with employee assistance offices.

Agnes Wong Nickerson, MBA

Interim Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

J. Luke Wood, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity