VIDEO: SDSU is testing students for COVID-19

The latest on the mandate was featured on today’s edition of Newscene

SDSU Clock Tower

Students living on campus at San Diego State University must be tested for COVID-19. SDSU photo

Ben Guadarrama, Multimedia Journalist, Newscene

SDSU students living on campus are now required to be tested for COVID-19, according to a campus-wide email sent by the university.

The latest on the mandate was featured on today’s edition of Newscene, the award-winning student-produced weekly newscast.


Testing began on Wednesday. The university said its goal was to test around 500 students every day.

CSU Wire: San Diego State to test all on-campus residents, implement surveillance testing program (link

With the high number of cases attributed to SDSU, San Diego County health officials had requested that the university’s results be exempt from case-monitoring by the state.

California Governor Gavin Newsom denied the county’s request.

In other news:

Aztecs on the move: SDSU has announced its football team will temporarily relocate north to Carson’s Dignity Health Sports Park for the next two seasons.

The university broke ground on SDSU West, which will include the Aztecs’ new stadium. Construction of the stadium is expected to be completed by September 2022.

Fires rage on: California continues its fire season with twenty eight major fires still burning.

Over three point four million acres have been burned and is now threatening homes in Riverside County.

Batter up: Major League Baseball’s playoffs will start Sept. 29 at three predetermined locations and San Diego’s Petco Park is one of them.

These locations will act as bubble-like environments similar to the NBA to prevent COVID-19 related issues. 

No satisfaction: The Rolling Stones cancelled the previously-postponed kickoff of their “No Filter” tour at SDCCU Stadium due to the venue’s closure.

The concert was originally scheduled for May. Fans who bought tickets will receive automatic refunds from Ticketmaster.

Newscene multimedia journalists Devon Doane, Joel Garcia, Assad Khalilzadeh and Kyle Ovenshire contributed to this report.