Updated December 1, 2020
Per the Fresno County Department of Public Health and Fresno State, mandatory weekly COVID testing will be required for all Student Housing residents and employees. Free testing is provided by Fresno State and is available at the Save Mart Center on the below dates from 8am-4pm.
See your Fresno State email for more information.
Building Modifications, Cleaning and Service
Our facilities team will clean common area spaces twice a day using EPA-registered disinfectants.
Student Housing completed significant modifications to the residential communities and services including, but not limited to:
All Fresno State dining locations operate in accordance with Fresno County COVID-19 guidelines, in which has specific protocols to address unique physical distancing and cleaning/sanitation within the operation.
The University Dining Hall is open to residents from:
Monday – Friday: 7am – 8pm and Saturdays – Sundays: 10am – 8pm
Physical Distancing Protocols
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
Hands-free hand sanitation stations are located in the University Dining Hall.
Isolation and Quarantine Procedures
Housing and Residential Life
Testing is required for all Student Housing residents and it is available for residents through Fresno State at the Save Mart Center. Please contact Fresno State’s Health Center for COVID-19 testing resources at 559.278.2734. Students may also seek testing at any Fresno County testing site or through their provider.
Beyond testing, there are a number of initial steps that we recommend students take prior to arrival in order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This includes actions like reducing non-essential time out of their homes for the two week period prior to leaving for school, avoiding non-essential travel, using facial coverings, physically distancing, and monitoring their health and well-being. We will be sharing these recommendations with all students.
During the travel process, we recommend that students review and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control on minimizing the risk of COVID-19 during travel.
Consistent with requirements from the Fresno County Department of Public Health, students who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be required to isolate. Close contacts will also need to quarantine. The University has developed plans to respond to any cases of COVID-19 in our campus community, including isolation and quarantine protocols. This includes spaces that are set aside to support this function and close partnership with our local health agency.
The student will be released from isolation based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the length of the isolation period and directives from Fresno County Department of Public Health.
If a student is isolated and wants to go home, the guidance would depend on the location of the student’s permanent address. The CDC requires self-isolation, therefore travel is not advised. However, if you live within driving distance and would be able to pick up your student, this would be acceptable as exposure would be limited. If a student has COVID-19 and is moved into the family home, the student would be required to isolate there and all household contacts would be required to quarantine.
Fresno State Housing staff and the Health Center staff will be in contact with residents who are placed in isolation to ensure the student is following isolation guidelines and also to meet the students’ needs for meals and supplies.
Undergraduate students living on campus are required to select a meal plan as part of their license agreement. Meal plans are optional for graduate students. Having a meal plan allows the student to focus on all the intricacies of campus life without the burden of having to plan, shop, prepare and clean up after meals. See Dining info above.
Yes. Please contact Student Housing for more information.
There are many essential services of the University, including residential, research and service activities, which cannot be suspended nor can be done remotely, and the University would not close. Further, Fresno State allows for instruction to vary across in-person, hybrid, and virtual delivery, such that the institution can be responsive to any increase in cases in Fresno County or within our campus community. Fresno State is not planning to close based on a predetermined number of positive cases. Instead, services and courses that are in person may be moved to virtual learning depending upon guidance from CDC as well the Fresno County Department of Public Health.