COVID-19 Resources

CalFresh Help Clinic 

CalFresh provides free money for groceries. Virtual application assistance and support is available. Students can email calfresh@sfsu.edu for CalFresh assistance (screening, application assistance, questions, and troubleshooting). Zoom appointments are available upon request. 

Emergency Meal Cards 

Emergency meal cards will continue to be distributed through the Dean-on-Call program Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Student Services Building room 403. 

Food+Shelter+Success Kits/Laundry Kits 

Food+Shelter+Success hygiene kits and laundry kits will continue to be distributed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Student Services Building room 403. 

Gator Groceries 

Pre-made meal boxes will be distributed weekly at the Student Center. For weekly hours, please visit the Basic Needs website.

Hope Crisis Fund 

If you are experiencing a financial crisis at this time, you are encouraged to submit an application to the SF State HOPE Crisis Fund.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Online Service Resources

Mashouf Wellness Center Showers 

The Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) is committed to providing shower access over the summer for students who rely on the facility to attend to personal hygiene.

To request a locker room/shower reservation, please email basicneeds@sfsu.edu

  • All requests must be made 2 business days prior to the reservation date.
  • Monday reservations must be placed by 12 p.m. the Friday before.

Shower/locker room Reservation Hours (by appointment only):

Mondays & Fridays between 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

If you need basic needs hygiene supplies, please visit the Dean of Students office in SSB 403 on Monday- Fridays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dean-on-Call 

Visit the Dean-on-Call page to learn more about the program. To request a phone or Zoom appointment with a Dean-on-Call, email dos@sfsu.edu.

SF State Basic Needs:

One Degree 

One degree is an interactive website that can connect you to basic needs resources in your area. 

Please visit One Degree to explore food, housing and financial resources in your Community. 

Hand Washing Stations in San Francisco 

Visit our local food bank to access free food in your area. 

San Francisco & Marin Counties 

SF - Marin Food Bank

  • San Francisco location: 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94107 
  • Marin location: 2550 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901 

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties 

Second Harvest Food Bank

  • San Jose locations: 750 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
    • 4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 
  • San Carlos location: 1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

Alameda County 

Alameda County Food Bank

  • Oakland location: 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621 

Contra Costa & Solano Counties 

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

  • Concord location: 4010 Nelson Avenue, Concord, CA 94520 
  • Fairfield location: 2339 Courage Drive, Suite F, Fairfield, CA 94533 Farmers Markets 

Other Food Resources

For more information on community housing resources, visit our Crisis Housing Resources page.

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Marin County 

San Mateo County 

Santa Clara County 

Contra Costa County 

Free Diapers 

Pick-up free diapers at five locations. Recommend calling prior to pick-up for hours. 

Youth Resources 

San Francisco State University - J. Paul Leonard Library 

San Francisco Free Wi-Fi 

The City of San Francisco offers free Wi-Fi service in selected areas and parks of the City. 

San Francisco Services 

For more information on COVID-19, health services, city services, and business and job services during the shelter-in-place implementation, visit the City and County of San Francisco.

San Francisco Employees Impacted by COVID-19 

For more information on paid sick leave, paid family leave, emergency child care, and employee resources for San Francisco visit the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

Unemployment Insurance 

Unemployment Insurance may be available if you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19 

  • Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own 
  • Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks Disability Insurance 
  • Disability Insurance may be available if you are unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional). 
  • Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy 

Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks. 

Paid Family Leave 

Paid Family Leave may be available if you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional). 

  • Up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member 

Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.

Paid Sick Leave 

Paid Sick Leave may be available if you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine 

  • The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law
  • Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days 

Workers’ Compensation

  • Workers’ Compensation may be available if you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Benefits include: 
  • Temporary disability (TD) payments (begins when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight) 
    • May be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks 
    • TD stops when either you return to work, your doctor releases you for work, or your doctor says your illness has improved as much as it’s going to 
  • TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury up to the maximum weekly amount set by law.
    • Eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines you suffered a permanent disability because of the illness 

If accrued sick leave is denied, file a Wage claim.

San Francisco State University Parking Refund

Refunds for Parking – for refunds, email parking@sfsu.edu.

Equity Compliance

Helpful Hand-Outs 

Video Resources

Mental Health Support 

  • Mental Health Associated of SF 24/7 peer run warm line for COVID-19 support 

Many California cities including San Francisco and San Jose have temporarily halted evictions. If you are experiencing fear of eviction, we encourage you to explore your city and county policy on temporary eviction moratoriums. Cities and counties may have different policies so it is important to check both. 

What is a Moratorium? 

A moratorium stops an activity for an agreed amount of time. For example, moratoriums prohibit landlords from evicting residential tenants who cannot pay rent due to COVID-19. Reasons include loss of income from work, childcare costs related to school closures, and healthcare costs. 

Eviction Moratoriums 

On March 27, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. Renters must notify their landlord in writing within seven days of due rent. For more information, visit the Office of the Governor’s website.

Utility Moratoriums 

Check your local utility providers’ website, if your utility provider is not listed below. 

Updated March 27, 2020