USD Updated Health and Safety Measures, Hours of Operation

As we work diligently to prepare our campus for students, we wanted to remind you about the health and safety measures that have been put in place and the operating hours of our various buildings and student services.

COVID-19 Testing

The university has engaged Rady’s Children’s Hospital to provide mandatory COVID-19 testing in the Alcala Vista Parking Lot for all students living on campus and subsequent testing for students taking in-person classes. This testing began September 18-20, with the next round of testing taking place October 1-2. Testing will be repeated throughout the fall semester. Students will be required to participate in COVID-19 testing throughout the semester, perhaps every two weeks, depending on the circumstances.

This testing is independent from the San Diego County COVID-19 testing facility located in our West Storage Facility, which continues to provide testing to members of our campus community and surrounding communities through a priority testing model.  

COVID-19 testing for faculty and staff is strongly recommended. We will be sharing additional details on COVID-19 testing options for faculty and staff early next week. Questions related to our new COVID-19 testing can be directed to Human Resources for faculty and staff and the Student Health Center for students. Faculty, staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 should follow the protocols outlined in our employee and student campus guidelines. 

Health Screening and Temperature Checks

As indicated previously, health screening and temperature check stations have been set up across campus and are required each day for all those entering buildings on our campus. When reporting to one of the health screening and temperature check locations, you are required to show daily certification email confirmation from Qualtrics, which generates a message that you are certified to be on campus. Individuals will then have their temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. An attendant will provide wristbands to wear before entering campus buildings. Anyone who has not received the email with the screening questions may sign up at the screening stations.

Faculty, staff and students with temperatures of 100 degrees or higher will be prohibited from being on campus and will be advised to return home or to their residence hall. Employees must also notify their supervisor if they were prohibited from being on campus due to a high temperature reading.

View USD's Updated Hours of Operation