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We strongly recommend that any student who travels away from campus for Fall Break should not return to campus until the start of Winter Quarter in January 2021. Learn more about Fall Break options and travel guidelines for the campus community. »

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Find key information about screening and testing, campus safety, quarantine and isolation housing, student life, dining and more.

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Find key information about screening and testing, campus safety, paid leave options, parent resources, remote work support and more.

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Testing and Screening

All faculty, staff and student employees are now eligible to schedule a no-cost asymptomatic COVID-19 test to help improve the health and safety of our campus community. All those returning to on-campus work and study are required to complete a daily symptom screening; those who report symptoms will be offered a test promptly. Periodic risk-based asymptomatic testing for all students, faculty and staff on campus will begin in the fall. As we continue to offer more testing, we know there will inevitably be positive cases. Our role is to reduce, mitigate and care for those impacted.

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Campus Safety

Public health is a collective effort. The entire campus community is expected to follow campus safety requirements to help prevent infection. Please review UC San Diego’s safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings, completing the daily symptom and exposure screening and maintaining physical distance.

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Town Halls

In an effort to provide regular updates and answer your questions about the fall plan, UC San Diego will host monthly town halls about the Return to Learn program and campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are not able to catch the live event, all of the webinars are archived on our Town Hall page.

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Return to Learn: Data and Privacy

Testing Dashboard

Find more information about COVID-19 testing and prevalence in the UC San Diego community. This dashboard is updated each weekday with numbers based on tests conducted by UC San Diego Health and UC San Diego Student Health Services.

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Your privacy is important to you, and it is important to us. UC San Diego is committed to treating all medical information generated as a result of the Return to Learn program with a high level of privacy and security protections. Learn more about the information we process, how it is used and how we protect it.

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Questions and Answers

We have conferred with our campus experts to bring you the latest information in response to your most urgent questions.

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Join the Fight: COVID-19 Fund

Make a gift to the UC San Diego COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help ensure our response to the global pandemic remains agile. Your support expands clinical testing, accelerates research on virus transmission and assists university community members impacted by the disease.

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