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Quick Guide for Employees

This guide provides campus faculty and staff employees with the key information that they need to conduct their work as safely and successfully as possible.

Faculty members can find additional information on the Academic Affairs FAQ page.
Campus staff can find additional information on the Human Resources FAQ page.
Health Sciences and Health System employees can contact Health Human Resources for guidance.

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Daily Symptom and Exposure Screening

Required each day for employees who are reporting to work at a UC San Diego location. Recommended for those working remotely to monitor for symptoms.

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Asymptomatic Testing

  • All UC San Diego employees in the San Diego region are strongly encouraged to participate in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing.
  • Tests are offered at no cost if completed at a UC San Diego Health location.
  • Recommended frequency is every 12-16 days.
  • All tests are by appointment only. Multiple tests cannot be scheduled at one time.
  • Test results will usually be delivered within 24 hours.
  • If you develop symptoms, complete the symptom screener and you will be contacted by a UC San Diego Health Testing Support representative.

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Symptomatic or Exposure Testing

  • All UC San Diego employees in the San Diego region can receive symptomatic COVID-19 testing.
  • Tests are offered at no cost if completed at a UC San Diego Health location.
  • Test results will usually be delivered within 24 hours.
  • Exposure testing is offered between day 5-10 after the last date of exposure.

Learn more on the Employee Screening and Testing page »

Exposure Notification

Add the California COVID Notify app to your phone to receive an alert if you’ve potentially been exposed to COVID-19. This program has the potential to help stop the spread of the infection and its use is highly encouraged, but it is completely voluntary.

Add CA COVID Notify

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Chancellor’s Supplemental Leave

UC San Diego employees are eligible for up to 80 hours of paid leave. This can be used as recovery time for those who have tested positive, those who are fulfilling isolation requirements and those who cannot work remotely. Note: this leave option is not available to Health System employees.

More on Supplemental Leave

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Additional Leave Options

UC Expanded Paid Administrative Leave

Up to 128 hours, which may be used in blocks or intermittently based on need.

More about leaves

Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Up to 80 hours, which must be taken in blocks. Each block is comprised of one workday.

More about leaves

Emergency Family Medical Leave

Up to 12 weeks. Must be taken in blocks of a minimum of two weeks.

More about leaves

Parent Resources

Working and studying remotely can alter family schedules. Resources to support families at home, including financial assistance, child care services, opportunities to connect with other UC San Diego parents and more.

See more parent resources

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Remote Work

With supervisor approval, employees can take home their monitor stand, desk chair, keyboard and other individual equipment to better support their work-from-home environment. Additional equipment is available through UC San Diego Surplus Sales.

Support for remote work

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Support

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers campus faculty and staff confidential, one-on-one counseling sessions conducted via phone or Zoom. In addition, educational workshops and support groups are available on a variety of topics. To learn more, contact fsap@ucsd.edu.

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