Schools: Colleges and Universities
Last updated on 8/31/23.
The information on this page is intended for students and college/university staff.
See below, or click the following links, to learn more about sector:
COVID-19 Resources for Staff and Students
- Resources from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for Colleges and Universities to Reduce COVID-19 Risk.
- Traveler's Health— Guidance from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) that college students can use when traveling.
- Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs —Tips to improve building-wide filtration and increase ventilation in your school buildings.
- COVID-19 Virtual Library of Resources for College Students
- General COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.
- Colleges and Universities- Frequently Asked Questions.
- For additional questions and resources about COVID-19, please email COVID-Education@sdcounty.ca.gov.
- Institutions of Higher Education Sector telebriefings have ended, reach out to LiveWellEducation@sdcoutny.ca.gov for updates.
- Sign up for the Colleges & Universities E-Newsletter.
to host a vaccination event.
Education Sector E-Newsletter Archive.
- Labor and Workforce Development Agency – Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.
- Labor Commissioner’s Office FAQs – Employee leave options, compensation, and salary.
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Job protection and employment discrimination.
- Call 2-1-1 San Diego for assistance finding food distribution in your community or to sign up for CalFresh (You can also go to GetCalFresh.org)
- CalFresh (English)
- ¡Más Fresco! More Fresh Program
- Food Resources in San Diego County (SDCOE)
- San Diego Food Bank
- San Diego Hunger Coalition
- Catholic Charities Emergency Food Distribution Network
San Diego Access & Crisis
- (888) 724-7240 (available in 150 languages) Open 24/7
- Online Chat: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
- County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMHSA)
- Each Mind Matters
- Resources for Families, Parents and Caregivers (English/Spanish)
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resources (Mental Health America)
- Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
- San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council COVID-19 Resources
- Free Mindfulness Resources
- Greater Good’s Guide to Well-being During Coronavirus —Including resources for parents & educators (published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley).
- Food Assistance for College Students —When you're a college student, making ends meet can seem impossible. CalFresh can close the gap. If you previously applied and were denied, there are new rules for college students. Learn more
- Affordable Connectivity Program—The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service.
Resources for Undocumented Students
- San Diego Rapid Response Network.—Emergency Hotline: 619-563-0823.
- San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium.
- The Parent institute for Quality Education (PIQE) provides empowering information, skills development and support systems for low-income families, communities of color, English Language Learner and immigrant families..
- COVID-19 Resources (available in other languages).
- Live Well @ Home: a free resource to help community residents find tips and strategies to stay healthy in both mind and body while staying at home. We've organized the below resources and activities by age group and topic to help you find the right tools to match your needs.
- ACE Fitness - How to Keep Moving During COVID-19 & Top 25 At Home Exercises.
- Free Online Fitness and Wellness classes with YMCA 360.
- American Heart Association - 10-Minute Home Workout & Create a Circuit Home Workout.
- Nike Training Club - Free Workout App.
- What responsibilities do colleges and universities have related to COVID-19?
Is there anything we can do for each other when feeling overwhelmed?
Seek help when needed. If distress impacts daily activities for several days or weeks, talk to a counselor, doctor, faith leader, or contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
Visit the County Behavioral Health Services website for resources to help manage mental health and coping during COVID-19, and the County mental health and wellness handout for tips and recommendations. Each Mind Matters, a County of San Diego Live Well Partner, also has mental health resources and tips for self-care during COVID-19.
The County of San Diego initiated the LiveWell@Home website containing age-based resources to encourage fitness and social connection during difficult times. 2-1-1 San Diego also provides information about local mental health and wellness resources.