Q: I have noticed others are not social distancing or wearing masks while in common areas. Help!
A: Housing Services requires all tenants to wear face coverings and keep their distance while in our building common areas.
Q: My roommate is planning on having a visitor come to our apartment. Is this ok?
A: The California Department of Public Health directive states that institutions of higher education should restrict building access by non-residents, including outside guests, non-residential staff, and others.
POST VACCINE CONSIDERATIONS
As more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 cases continue to decline, federal, state and local public health agencies are offering updated guidance. At UCSF, we are working on how our policies will be adapted in response. However, we cannot let down our guard until more people are fully vaccinated and COVID-19 is no longer a threat to public health. Everyone must continue to mask, physically distance, wash hands regularly, and follow all COVID-related policies, including completing the daily health screening before coming to campus.
Q: Are you cleaning the common areas in our housing buildings?
A: UCSF Facilities Services has increased cleaning of all Housing common areas, and is taking extra precautions when entering tenant units. We have significantly reduced the need to enter tenants’ properties, and are only addressing the most essential services (like flood, fire, gas leak, etc.) We are following CDC standards for cleaning products and protocols.
Q: Should I be worried about the ventilation in my unit?
A: Each campus apartment has an individual air ventilation system. The systems do not connect units with each other through a central air system.
Q: What are you doing to clean the apartments before someone moves in?
A: Our facilities team is wearing PPE while cleaning and disinfecting units, 24 hours after they have been vacated. If the former Tenant had self-reported being COVID-19 positive, the cleaning is overseen by UCSF Environmental Health & Safety, using CDC guidelines for disinfection.
Q: I am moving into an apartment with roommates soon. What do I need to know?
A: We encourage you to communicate with them before and after your move. Have a house meeting, make rules for allowing (or not allowing) visitors, cleaning and use of shared spaces. If you live together you are considered one “household” and do not need to socially distance or wear masks. However, it is advised to use only one bathroom in the unit in order to lessen possibility of cross-contamination. The SF Department of Public Health recommends frequent cleaning of shared spaces such as kitchens.