RATIONALE: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco State University has made an institutional commitment to public health as a cornerstone of our campus culture. Extensive planning and consultation have been pursued inside and outside the university under exceptionally challenging conditions to develop safe and inclusive policies and procedures for carrying out mission-critical work. While we recognize that state and local public health orders are the minimum operational standards that must be met, it is not sufficient to support our community's physical and mental health or carry out our mission as a university. A campus culture that supports accurate communication, consistent carry through of policies and procedures, to respond to concerns, and responsible individual behavior is also needed. The Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators that comprise the San Francisco State community are members of every other community, of every kind, in the San Francisco Bay area, and practices learned and engaged in here can have regional implications, both in the potential spread of illness and in the modeling of best practices.