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Return to Campus

Returning to campus and don’t know where to start? Visit the Return to Campus webpage to review the steps needed prior to arriving for work or study. Return to campus plans are informed by extensive modeling by data experts, who combine multiple layers of protection to promote campus safety. Before coming to campus, please review masking, screening, testing, vaccination and training requirements and find resources to address any additional questions you may have.

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UC San Diego Vaccination

All students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (or submit an exemption) two weeks before arriving on campus for work or classes, per University of California policy. All students and employees, including Health, are eligible to receive a free vaccine through UC San Diego’s vaccination clinic at Price Center, offered by appointment. Vaccination helps protect you and those around you from becoming seriously ill. Help us keep our campus community safe.

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Campus Safety

Public health is a collective effort. The UC San Diego community is expected to follow campus safety requirements to help prevent infection. These include masking indoors, daily symptom and exposure screening, testing and vaccination. No one method is invulnerable, but by applying multiple layers of defense consistently you can help reduce your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 Testing Options

Students and campus employees who have been fully vaccinated (two weeks after final dose of vaccine) are no longer required to take part in weekly asymptomatic testing, though they may still participate voluntarily. Those who are not fully vaccinated must test twice weekly. Access to COVID-19 testing is available through self-administered kits retrieved from campus vending machines (no appointment needed); provider-observed self-administered testing at Price Center (appointment needed); or provider-administered testing via drive thru (appointment needed).

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Town Halls

In an effort to provide regular updates and answer your questions, UC San Diego hosts 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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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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Taking on the COVID-19 Pandemic Together

Thanks to community support, UC San Diego’s COVID-19 response has been a success. And as we continue to increase vaccination rates in San Diego County — and make strides toward herd immunity — you can help us ensure equitable vaccine distribution for our neighbors across the region.

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