COVID-19 Research Bulletin
January 25, 2021

Updated Research Safety Guidance

Updated safety guidance has been posted to the Division of Research and Innovation coronavirus updates page. This criteria applies to in-person research, scholarship, community service and creative activities at all SDSU, SDSURF, and Field Research sites. Please review the criteria and make sure your project is in compliance.

Review Updated Guidance


Research Town Hall Jan. 29

Please attend the Jan. 29 research town hall held by the Division of Research and Innovation, during which Interim Vice President Hala Madanat will discuss research updates, COVID-19 challenges and related research issues, and respond to questions and comments from researchers. 

Zoom Meeting Link


Ensure Testing Compliance

All personnel must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending work each day. All students must be tested for COVID-19 every other week. Research Leaders must check for university clearance prior to each work shift. Please use WebPortal to check for testing compliance. Email [email protected] with questions.


Report COVID-19 Cases

If you or someone involved in your project has tested positive for COVID-19, you must ensure the university is informed.

Ask the individual to fill out SDSU's reporting form. To ensure reporting is completed and Student Health Services is aware, the research leader must also submit this form. If the individual is an SDSU Research Foundation employee, they should also complete the COVID-19 Reporting Form for SDSURF Employees so that SDSU Research Foundation’s COVID-19 response team can assist and provide further direction. The affected employee must also immediately stop participating in research.

SDSU Reporting Form

COVID-19 Reporting Form for SDSU Research Foundation Employees


COVID-19 Research

Working on a project related to COVID-19? Please let the Division of Research and Innovation know by emailing communications director Kellie Woodhouse at [email protected].


County Corner

Data on San Diego County COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Testing and Cases

COVID-19-Associated Hospitalizations

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 by Race and Ethnicity

Daily Status Update (1/24/21)

More Resources

SDSU Campus Repopulation site

Local resources for San Diego County in 2021: inewsource list

Article of note: The fall semester was chaotic, but a few revelations about controlling COVID-19 shone through. They could inform a safe spring semester. The 5 Biggest Lessons We’ve Learned About How Coronavirus Spreads on Campus

Research Repopulation and COVID-19 Updates
Last Updated 1/25/21