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Important Information for Students

The following section will be used to communicate important information pertaining to our students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please continue to check this area of the website on a regular basis.


COVID-19 Testing Center Update

Posted May 9, 2022

Beginning Monday, May 9, 2022 the COVID-19 testing center on campus will be only for students. 

Student testing using the Vault PCR test will continue to be free and will be offered in the Student Health Clinic in the Miller Wellness Center, Monday and Wednesday during the summer. Testing will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Rapid Tests are available for employees through their units for anyone needing them. If units need more tests, please contact EMT for more supplies.


Vaccine Clinics

Posted April 13, 2022

The university will not hold any more COVID-19 vaccine clinics this semester. Students seeking a COVID-19 vaccine may receive one through the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services in the Miller Wellness Center or through one of many locations in the Brookings community.


COVID-19 Boosters

Posted April 13, 2022

Boosters for COVID-19 are still available on campus in the Student Health Clinic or in the community. Certain individuals are eligible for a second booster (fourth shot). Please consult your primary care physician or visit the CDC website for information about a first or second booster.


Masks are Available for Students

Posted February 28, 2022

A limited supply of three mask types are available on campus for anyone who chooses to wear them.

Cloth Face Coverings and Surgical Masks

  • University Student Union, next to Information Exchange
  • Jackrabbit Pharmacy in the Miller Wellness Center, 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday
  • Miller Wellness Center Welcome Desk, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday
  • Residence halls, front desks

Note: All face coverings and masks are free and available while supplies last.

KN95 Masks

  • University Student Union, next to Information Exchange
  • Jackrabbit Pharmacy in the Miller Wellness Center, 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday
  • Miller Wellness Center Welcome Desk, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday
  • Residence halls, front desks

Note: All face coverings and masks are free and available while supplies last.


Stay Home if You are Sick

Posted February 28, 2022

Please continue to stay home when you are feeling sick. With the influx of at-home testing, please make sure you are reporting isolation or quarantine if you test positive for COVID-19 by using the Case Notification Form. The case notification form helps us to continue to monitor any issues on campus.


Testing

Updated February 28, 2022

The on-campus COVID-19 testing center will continue to be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dana J. Dykhouse Football Stadium.
 
Home test kits remain available for students living on campus at the main desks of the residence halls. Students living off campus can obtain one from the Miller Wellness Center while supplies last.
 
Rapid test kits will be made available soon to employees through their units for the purpose of maintaining continuity of operations.


Vaccines

Posted February 28, 2022

We continue to encourage everyone eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated and staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be best way to protect yourself, your family and your SDSU community.


Quarantine and Isolation

Posted January 7, 2022

The CDC recently updated isolation and quarantine guidance due to new data that showed most SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of infection. It also concluded that the omicron variant has a potentially shorter incubation time and potentially more mild illness. The CDC website has more information, but please note under the following CDC guidance:

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolved after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

If you have receive a booster OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR completed the primary series of the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months, you are to:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated, you are to:

  • Stay home for 5 days. After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you can't quarantine, you must wear a mask for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5 if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.

Visit the Quarantine and Isolation page for additional information.


Face Coverings

Posted January 7, 2022

Face coverings are still optional on the SDSU campus but encouraged when appropriate. Face coverings have proven to be an effective mitigation effort against COVID-19, especially for unvaccinated individuals.

Read more about the face coverings optional policy that went into effect on May 10, 2021.


What if I get sick?

Posted January 7, 2022

Anyone who experiences symptoms of COVID-19, has a presumptive, inconclusive or confirmed COVID-19 test or has been exposed to COVID-19 and is required to quarantine, the individual should notify their academic instructors and/or employment supervisor of any needed absences.

It is important employees stay home if sick and work together to maintain continuity of operations in their area.

The individual, or their representative on their behalf, must also complete the COVID-19 Case Notification Form. See what you will be asked to provide and what happens with your information.


Travel Information

We encourage everyone to think carefully before traveling and to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations.