First Confirmed COVID-19 Case at SF State

Monday, March 16, 2020

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- In a campus-wide email, Mahoney said she received confirmation of the case from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

The unnamed employee lived off campus and was last present on campus on March 6, according to Mahoney. No more information regarding the employee was provided.

Approximately an hour prior to President Mahoney’s announcement, Nicole F. Watts, the chair of the Political Science Department, sent out an update to students and staff. Within the email, Watts speculated that the ban on campus events might continue through the end of the semester.

“The university has not yet decided about May events. Personally, I am guessing they will be cancelled,” said Watts.