Fall 2020 Newsletter

 EMPLOYEE & FAMILY HOUSING NEWSLETTER                                        Fall 2020
Safe Holiday Gatherings
There’s no doubt that the Holidays will be different this year than what we’ve experienced in the past. The risk of being exposed to COVID-19, however, doesn’t mean that we can’t have a fun and festive Holiday Season. The current pandemic gives us an opportunity to make new traditions and to connect (virtually of course) with more friends and family than we have on previous Holidays.

Below are some suggestions on how to minimize the spread of COVID-19 this Holiday Season.

Tips for Virtual/Contactless Gatherings or Activities

  • Host a virtual Holiday gathering and share your favorite recipes
  • Watch sports or movies together over video chat
  • Play virtual board games
  • Do a contactless Holiday goodie exchange
Employee & Family Housing Office | HOLIDAY CLOSURE

Closed from DECEMBER 25, 2020 to JANUARY 3, 2021

During this time, if you have an urgent facilities matter, please contact the Facilities Service Desk at 415-338-1568. If you need to be in touch with the EFH office, please email employee_housing@sfsu.edu. We will be monitoring email throughout the closure.
Facilities Customer Service Center | NEW OPERATING HOURS
Due to a reduction in staff, the new operating hours for the Customer Service Center will be:

MONDAY — FRIDAY | 8am to 7pm

If you have an urgent service request after hours, please contact the University Police Department (UPD) at (415) 338-7222 for assistance. The UPD dispatch will advance priority service issues to on-call staff, where appropriate.
For routine service requests please continue to submit a service request online.

Due to the current low occupancy levels in student housing, University Housing recently implemented service changes to eliminate unused refuse containers. The changes are focused on areas of the property with unoccupied student housing. Please call the EFH office at (415) 405-4000 with any concerns regarding refuse area changes.

During a recent walkthrough of waste disposal areas, Housing staff and SF State’s waste management vendor (Recology) noticed improper waste sorting. Please take a moment to review the Recology sorting guide and familiarize yourself with proper sorting for each bin. Your efforts will help SF State in their sustainability initiatives and will help our our environment by reducing waste at landfills.
Daily COVID-19 Precautions

As our community continues to deal with the pandemic, Employee & Family Housing remains committed to safety. We ask your continued help in this effort by taking the necessary precautions that are needed to keep the residential community healthy. Please make sure to:

  • Wear a face mask whenever you leave your apartment. Given the potential to encounter other individuals in shared spaces like lobbies, hallways, and laundry rooms or while walking to and from your vehicle, exercising or walking your dog, we must insist that a mask be whenever you leave your apartment.
  • Use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces in lobbies, elevators, and door handles. We continue to clean shared spaces frequently, however, we highly recommend that you use hand sanitizer after coming in contact with these high-touch surfaces.  
Fire Hazard Prevention

As a reminder, storage of personal possessions in areas such as hallways, breezeways, stairwells, fire escapes, or carports is prohibited as they are considered a fire hazard by the San Francisco Fire Department. Any resident who leaves items in these areas will receive a notice to remove the items. If the items are not removed, they will be removed by University Housing staff.

EMPLOYEE & FAMILY HOUSING                  efh.sfsu.edu | employee_housing@sfsu.edu | (415) 405-4000