COVID Information

COVID Protocols

The University of California’s final SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy requires all faculty, academic appointees, staff, and students to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exception or deferral to access any UC or campus facilities. This includes University housing, classrooms, and participating in University programs.  
COVID-19 protocols are also in place for overnight summer camps and conferences utilizing University-owned or leased facilities. The Sponsoring Organization/Department is responsible for any participants who become ill on University property during the Sponsoring Organization’s/Department’s activities and for responding to such illness appropriately (e.g., removal from the activity, isolation, medical care and transport, as applicable).  
In addition, the Sponsoring Organization/Department is responsible for communicating, verifying, and enforcing the following requirements for all participants, attendees, staff and volunteers of their program(s) (hereinafter referred to as “attendees”).


Attendees are required to follow the current campus guidelines on masking. As of March 19, 2022:

  • Indoors: All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended but not required to wear a mask while indoors.
  • Outdoors: Masking outdoors is optional, but strongly recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated in situations where they will be in sustained closed contact with others.

Symptom Screening

Attendees are required to follow the current campus guidelines on symptom screening.

  • As of 5/13/22 a daily symptom screening survey is not required of visitors on campus. However, individual departments may choose to request that visitors complete an On Demand Screening Survey before entering their facilities.


All attendees must either be up-to-date* (including any booster doses when eligible) with a COVID vaccine that is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR they must provide proof of a negative COVID test upon arrival and test regularly during their time on campus.  

* A person is considered up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations when they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses when eligible. People who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations include: (i) people of all ages, including children, who have not completed a series of primary vaccinations to protect against COVID-19; (ii) individuals <2 weeks after the primary vaccination series; (iii) individuals with an approved exception or deferral to UC Policy: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program; (iv) persons who have completed a primary vaccination series and are eligible for the booster, but have not received a booster dose.

Unvaccinated Attendees and Attendees Who are Not Up-To-Date* on their Vaccination

Unvaccinated attendees and attendees who are not up-to-date* on their vaccination must produce a negative test result upon arrival (take within 24 hours for antigen test or 72 hours for PCR test). Every 7 days while onsite, they must produce a negative test (must have been taken within 24 hours for antigen test or 72 hours for PCR test). Please refer to your conference organizer for more information about who will be verifying your test results.


Individual attendees or conference organizations should provide their own COVID tests, as testing on campus is only available to staff and students with a Perm Number and NetID. Community testing is offered; however, appointments are often not immediately available.

Quarantine/Isolation Housing

Attendees will need to relocate off-campus within 24 hours if they test positive for COVID-19.  

Additional COVID-19 Requirements

Attendees must comply with any additional COVID-19 related procedures that may be implemented by the University, County, or State.