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Coming to Campus

Guidelines for Anyone Coming to Campus

  • Safety Requirements

    • Employees who are not clear to work must notify their manager immediately to determine if there are opportunities for them to work remotely. If they are not able to telework for some reason, they should also contact Melanie Hobbs ( in the Office of Human Resources (OHR) regarding eligible leaves that may be available.
    • Practice physical distancing whenever possible
    • Face Coverings. All campus community members must wear face coverings in the following situations while on University property and/or when participating in any University-related activities:
      • Inside of, or in line to enter, any indoor public or common space;
      • Obtaining services from any campus department or office;
      • Waiting for public transportation, private transportation, a ride-sharing vehicle or private car service;
      • Engaging in work, whether on University property or off-site at a University-related activity; specifically when:
        • While in or passing through public or common spaces on campus; such as common workspaces, classrooms, labs, common areas in student housing, hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities;
        • Working in any space where there is an expectation of interaction with a person who is not from their own household or residence, regardless of whether any such person is present at the time;
        • Interacting in-person with another person who is not from their own household or residence;
      • In any space where food is prepared, packaged, or sold;
      • In any room or enclosed area where other people (except for members of the person’s own household or residence) are present;
      • When operating a vehicle on University business when passengers are present;
      • While outdoors in public spaces where consistently maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.
      • Face coverings may be removed for a minimum time-frame for eating or drinking.  Because facial coverings will be off while you are eating, it is recommended you maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet from others if possible while eating.
    • Practice regular and effective hand washing, which includes using warm water and soap, scrubbing vigorously for 20 seconds, rinsing well, and drying well with a hand towel or air dryer.
      • Employees may supplement (but not replace) hand washing with hand sanitizer that is at least 60% ethyl alcohol. 


Enrolled Students

Access to campus is currently limited to students who are

  • enrolled in face-to-face instruction
  • living in campus housing
  • accessing in-person health services
  • utilizing the USU computer lab or a helpdesk appointment
  • performing pre-approved academic research
  • going to the University Bookstore

Each day, prior to arriving on any University property or participating in any University-related activity, students must complete this form:

Student COVID-19 Health Screening Form


STEP 1: Permission to Come to Campus

This form must be completed, and approval must be received, prior to coming to the campus.

Request to Come To Campus

Pre-authorized employees may skip to STEP 2. Employee access to campus is limited to those who have received appropriate authorization.

STEP 2: Day of Coming to Campus

(if you received approval from the STEP 1 form, or are a pre-authorized employee)

Each day, prior to arriving on any University property or participating in any University-related activity, employees must submit the following form:

Employee COVID-19 Health Screening Form


Which Buildings are Open?

  • Academic Buildings

    The following academic buildings will be hosting classes and will be open according to scheduled class times:

    • Clarke Field House (CFH) – 1:30-6:30 pm Monday - Friday
    • Extended Learning Building (ELB) – All Day
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences Building (SBSB) – 8:30 am -4:30 pm Monday - Friday
    • Science 1 (SCI-1) – 7:00 am - 11:00 pm – Monday - Friday
    • Science 2 (SCI-2) – 7:00 am - 11:00 pm – Monday - Friday
    • University Hall (UHALL) – 7:00 am - 9:30 pm – Monday - Friday
    • UHALL/School of Nursing – 7:00 am - 9:30 pm – Monday – Friday
    • Academic Hall (ACD) 2nd Floor – 8:30 am - 3:30 pm - Monday - Friday

    The following academic buildings will be hosting classes in exterior classrooms which will be accessible during class times, but the rest of the building will remain closed:

    • Arts (ARTS) – 7:00 am-5:00 pm Every Day
  • Administrative Buildings

    The following administrative buildings will be accessible during the following times:

    • University Student Union (USU): 10:00 am-4:00 pm Monday thru Friday
    • Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS): 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (by appointment only)
    • University Police Department (UPD): Open 24-hours, Lobby Open 10:00 am-3:00 pm

    The following administrative buildings will be accessible for authorized building occupants only and are not open to the public or for classes:

    • Central Plant
    • Commons
    • Craven Hall
    • Markstein Hall
    • The Sports Center
    • University Services Building
  • Kellogg Library

    The Kellogg Library will be secured and will only have

    • Card access availability from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Sunday
    • Authorized Personnel Only
    • This building will be secured, and card readers disabled after hours

COVID-19 Community Testing Center (Viasat Engineering Pavilion) is operated by the San Diego County Department of Public Health.