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A newly redesigned testing dashboard is now available where you can find more information about COVID-19 testing and prevalence in the UC San Diego community, updated each weekday. Visit the testing dashboard »

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.

Learn About Testing & Screening

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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.

Tune in to a Town Hall

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Fall Plan Update

UC San Diego continues to refine our plan for Fall Quarter. At this time, students may choose to take all courses remotely or a mix of in-person, hybrid and remote courses. Students coming to campus for classes or to live will be required to follow face covering, screening, testing and isolation guidelines to protect their health and the health of our community.

Read the Plan


Our goal is simple: to keep our community safe while providing a fulfilling on-campus experience. At UC San Diego, we have worked closely with our experts in medicine, engineering and public health to develop the Return to Learn Program, which is guided by three main pillars: mitigating risk, virus detection and public health intervention. Thanks to this collaborative, evidence-based research effort, more Tritons can safely return to campus.

Questions and Answers

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

Find answers about Return to Learn

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.

Read more about campus safety

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.

View the testing dashboard


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.

Learn more about privacy

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.

Donate Now

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Dr. Susan Little, professor of medicine, and Dr. Stephen A. Spector, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, both at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Oct. 15, 2020

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NYT: The Coronavirus Unveiled

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Q&A: How Often Are Asymptomatic Tests Needed?