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This page contains all internal news related to UC San Diego's Return to Learn program. Here you will find an archive of the weekly recap newsletter, webinars on COVID-19 and all campus notices that have been issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC San Diego also issues a daily required notification of potential workplace exposure locations that offers campus community members an opportunity to review the COVID Daily Dashboard to learn where positive COVID individuals were present on campus. 


Return to Learn Weekly Newsletter Archive

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Webinars on COVID-19

UC San Diego experts share the latest information, explain how they are caring for the campus community, and answer questions.

Notices to Campus about COVID-19

COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Requirement Change
October 14, 2021

Updates from Human Resources
October 12, 2021

Winter 2022 Instruction
October 11, 2021

Updates from Human Resources
September 23, 2021

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Monday, Sept. 27
September 22, 2021

Updates from Human Resources
September 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Compliance Dashboard for Supervisors
September 8, 2021

Campus Safety Preparations and Updated Masking Recommendation
September 3, 2021

Fall 2021 Course Modality Change Guidance and FAQs for Return to In-Person Instruction
September 3, 2021

Updates from Human Resources
August 26, 2021

Fall Quarter COVID-19 Campus Operations Update
August 20, 2021

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Tuesday, August 24
August 18, 2021

Updates from Human Resources
August 16, 2021

Employee Vaccine Mandate Town Hall
August 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Compliance Details
August 4, 2021

UC COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
August 3, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
July 28, 2021

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Tuesday, July 27
July 21, 2021

UC Issues Final COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
July 16, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
July 15, 2021

Work Location Status Form: Complete by July 23
July 14, 2021

Clarifying Campus COVID-19 Policy Updates
July 2, 2021

Academic Affairs - Return To Campus
July 2, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
June 24, 2021

Classroom Guidance for Fall ‘21 In-Person Instruction
June 21, 2021

Academic Senate Newsletter – June 2021
June 21, 2021

Campus COVID-19 Policy Updates
June 15, 2021

Office of the President Finalizing COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
June 14, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
June 10, 2021

For Employee Comment – UC San Diego Flexible Work Arrangements Policy
June 7, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
May 26, 2021

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Thursday, May 27
May 19, 2021

UC Remote Instruction Survey – Spring 2021 Reminder
May 19, 2021

Reminder: Staff Town Hall
May 17, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
May 13, 2021

Walk-Up Vaccination Now Available at RIMAC
May 7, 2021

Campus Masking Policy Update
May 7, 2021

UC Remote Instruction Survey – Spring 2021
May 6, 2021

New On-site Research Activity Guidelines, Including Music and Performing Arts Guidelines
May 6, 2021

Student Town Hall: Tuesday, May 4
April 29, 2021

Campus Dining Update
April 28, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
April 28, 2021

For Systemwide Review: Proposed Presidential Policy SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program
April 27, 2021

Faculty Town Hall: Tuesday, April 27
April 21, 2021

Return to Campus Planning Update
April 19, 2021

Spring Campus Operations Update
April 15, 2021

Student Vaccination Appointments Open This Thursday
April 12, 2021

REMINDER: Please Schedule Vaccination Appointments
April 9, 2021

Travel Policy Update
April 9, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
April 7, 2021

Fall Instruction Planning Update
April 5, 2021

Welcome to Spring Quarter
March 29, 2021

Research Ramp-Up Update
March 25, 2021

Reminder - Research Town Hall Tomorrow: March 25th 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
March 24, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
March 19, 2021

Faculty and Researchers Return to Campus
March 17, 2021

Campus Operations Update
March 15, 2021

Temporary Pandemic Relief for Flexible Spending Accounts
March 15, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
March 10, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
March 5, 2021

Faculty Town Hall: Tuesday, March 9
March 3, 2021

Vaccinating Campus Employees
Feb. 26, 2021

Reminder: Faculty Town Hall: Thursday, February 18
Feb. 16, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
Feb. 11, 2021

Faculty Town Hall: Thursday, February 18
Feb. 8, 2021

Staff Town Hall: Wednesday, February 17
Feb. 4, 2021

Vaccination Station at RIMAC and Vaccine Update
Feb. 2, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
Jan. 28, 2021

Campus Operations Update
Jan. 27, 2021

Research Town Hall, February 2, 2021
Jan. 25, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization
Jan. 15, 2021

Alert - Misuse of COVID-19 Testing
Jan. 15, 2021

Wastewater Monitoring Dashboard Tool
Jan. 15, 2021

Updates from your CHRO
Jan. 12, 2021

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Jan. 12, 2021

Staff Town Hall: Thursday, January 21
Jan. 11, 2021

Welcome to Winter Quarter
Jan. 5, 2020

Return to Learn: Faculty Town Hall
Jan. 5, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Jan. 4, 2021

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 30, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 29, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 22, 2020

Announcing New Faculty COVID Relief Grant
Dec. 22, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 20, 2020

Updates from your CHRO
Dec. 18, 2020

Gratitude for a Successful Fall Quarter
Dec. 18, 2020

Required COVID-19 Testing and Related Leave Protection
Dec. 17, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 13, 2020

Return to Learn and Winter Operations Update
Dec. 11, 2020

Staff Town Hall: Tuesday, December 15
Dec. 10, 2020

Updates from Your CHRO
Dec. 9, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 7, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 4, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 3, 2020

Return to Learn: Faculty Town Hall
Dec. 2, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Dec. 2, 2020

Return to Learn: Student Town Hall
Dec. 1, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Nov. 29, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Nov. 28, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Nov. 25, 2020

Reminders Regarding Pandemic Safety In Research Facilities
Nov. 24, 2020

Safety in Research Settings
Nov. 24, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Nov. 24, 2020

UC San Diego’s Jobs Protection Plan
Nov. 23, 2020

Updates from your CHRO
Nov. 23, 2020

A Message from UC President Drake: UC’s Commitment to Preserving Jobs During the Pandemic
Nov. 23, 2020

Paid Administrative Leave Period Extended & Flu Vaccine Mandate
Nov. 19, 2020

Fall Break and COVID-19 Campus Operations Update
Nov. 17, 2020

CA COVID Notify-Update to Apple iOS 14.2 to Continue Exposure Notifications
Nov. 13, 2020

Updates from your CHRO
Nov. 10, 2020

Academic Reviews and Impact of COVID-19
Nov. 6, 2020

Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall: Classroom Culture and Assessment - Models and Resources
Nov. 4, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Oct. 27, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Oct. 26, 2020

Return to Learn Update, Fall Break Planning and Travel Guidelines
Oct. 23, 2020

Remote Work Extended Through March 12, 2021
Oct. 20, 2020

Reminder - Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall: In-Person Instruction and COVID-19: Lessons Learned So Far
Oct. 19, 2020

Return to Learn Staff Town Hall: Thursday, October 22
Oct. 16, 2020

Research Town Hall, October 26th
Oct. 15, 2020

Updates from your CHRO
Oct. 15, 2020

Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall: In-Person Instruction and COVID-19: Lessons Learned So Far
Oct. 13, 2020

Return to Learn: Faculty Town Hall
Oct. 7, 2020

Return to Learn: Student Town Hall
Oct. 5, 2020

Updates from your CHRO
Oct. 1, 2020

Welcome to UC San Diego and Return to Learn Update
Oct. 1, 2020

Support for our Faculty and Students at the Start of Fall Quarter
Sept. 29, 2020

Participate in UC San Diego’s Voluntary COVID Exposure Notification System Pilot
Sept. 24, 2020

Return to Learn Staff Town Hall, Thursday, September 24
Sept. 17, 2020

Updates from your CHRO
Sept. 16, 2020

Voluntary COVID-19 Smartphone Notification Project to Launch
Sept. 11, 2020

Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall, Friday, September 18
Sept. 11, 2020

Update on Wastewater Testing Results
Sept. 9, 2020

Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2
Sept. 5, 2020

Return to Learn: Student Town Hall
Sept. 4, 2020

Updates from Your CHRO
Sept. 3, 2020

Return to Learn and Campus Operations Update
Sept. 2, 2020

Return to Learn Staff Town Hall, Thursday, August 27
Aug 20, 2020

Action Required: Screening and Testing for a Safer Campus Environment; Work and Health Management Registration Reminder
Aug 14, 2020

Senate Summer Town Halls for Academics
Aug 11, 2020

Return to Learn Student Town Hall
Aug 10, 2020

Work and Health Management Registration Update
Aug 7, 2020

New Flu Vaccination Requirement for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff
Aug 7, 2020

Senate Town Hall for Academics
Aug 4, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Work and Health Management Registration
July 31, 2020

Return to Learn: Graduate and Professional Student Town Hall
July 30, 2020

COVID-19 Fact and Fiction: Showcasing UC San Diego Expertise in a New Webcast
July 17, 2020

Return to Learn Staff Town Hall, Friday July 23
July 17, 2020

Return to Learn Student Town Hall, Friday July 16
July 13, 2020

Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall, Friday July 10
July 7, 2020

COVID-19 Screening and Testing for Campus - Fall 2020
June 30, 2020

Campus Operations for Fall 2020
June 25, 2020

Be Aware of COVID-19 Related Hacking and Phishing Attacks
June 11, 2020

Resumption of Operations Requirements
June 5, 2020

UC San Diego Research Ramp Up: Orange Phase Launch
May 30, 2020

Symptom Screening for Employees Working On-Site
May 29, 2020

Message from the Chancellor: Phased Approach to Campus Operations
May 29, 2020

Planning for June 1st Ramp Up of Research During COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020

Balancing Remote Work and Caregiving
May 12, 2020

May Updates for UC San Diego Academics
May 8, 2020

Message from the Chancellor: Financial Impact of COVID-19
May 7, 2020

UC San Diego's "Return to Learn" Program
May 5, 2020

Childcare and Resources for Parents and Caretakers During COVID-19
May 1, 2020

Fall Campus Operations; Tuition and Fees; Housing and Dining; Virtual Student Resources
Apr. 28, 2020

Senate COVID-19 Update
Apr. 20, 2020

Remote Summer Session, Summer Campus Housing and Academic Integrity
Apr. 9, 2020

Temporary Work Opportunity Clearinghouse
Apr. 7, 2020

UC Launches Grant Program to Spur Urgently Needed COVID-19 Research
Apr. 6, 2020

Research Town Halls, Funding Opportunities and Support
Apr. 2, 2020

A Message of Thanks to UC San Diego Academics
Apr. 2, 2020

Assurances to UC San Diego Employees During these Unprecedented Times
Apr. 2, 2020

Alert: Zoom Bombing Prevention and Reports
Apr. 2, 2020

Be Prepared: COVID-19 Scams Are Targeting You
Apr. 2, 2020

Letter from the Chancellor: COVID-19 Campus Update, Commitment to Community
Apr. 1, 2020

Welcome to Spring Quarter, Precautions for Campus Residents, COVID-19 Updates
March 29, 2020

Triton Alert Update: COVID-19 at UC San Diego
March 28, 2020

Continuity of Research
March 26, 2020

Deadline Extension: 2020-21 Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program (CDIIP)
March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Gratitude, Triton Community, and Campus Updates
March 24, 2020

Extension of Probationary Period for Assistant-Level Academic Appointees
March 24, 2020

Temporary Changes to San Diego Senate Regulations Relating to Grading Options and Enrollment Deadlines
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Related Research Opportunities
March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Stay at Home Order
March 20, 2020

Critical Equipment Needs for Clinical Care Related to COVID-19
March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Updates: Critical Functions Staffing; Campus Population Density; Stress Management
March 19, 2020

Immediate Move to Direct Deposit
March 18, 2020

Committee on Academic Personnel (CAPS) Response to COVID-19
March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Research Guidance (Reducing On-Site Activity)
March 17, 2020

Executive Order from UC President Napolitano on Paid Administrative Leave
March 16, 2020

Campus Housing and Operations Update
March 16, 2020

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at UC San Diego
March 16, 2020

Coronavirus: Impacts to Students
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Workplace Options
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: Impacts to Researchers
March 13, 2020

Statement from UC San Diego Athletics
March 12, 2020

Winter Quarter and Final Exam Update
March 11, 2020

Coronavirus—Campuswide Status Update
March 9, 2020

UC President Napolitano‘s updated guidance for UC locations concerning COVID-19
March 9, 2020

Updated UC directive travel restrictions to CDC Level 2 and Level 3 Travel Health Notice Countries
March 8, 2020

Letter from President Janet Napolitano: Updated Non-Essential Travel Restrictions
March 5, 2020

UC San Diego Coronavirus Preparedness and Planning
March 4, 2020

Maintaining Educational Continuity in the Context of COVID-19
February 28, 2020

Important Update on COVID-19 Travel Advisories
February 26, 2020

UC President Napolitano's updated directive on limiting non-essential travel due to COVID-19
February 26, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Update: Safeguarding the Health of Our Campus Community
February 14, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Webinar Feb. 6
February 5, 2020

Interim UC San Diego Travel Policy Related to the Coronavirus Outbreak (Applies to South Korea as of 2.26.20, in addition to China)
February 3, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Includes information on UC’s temporary stop of non-essential travel to China
January 31, 2020

Novel Coronavirus Webinar held
January 30, 2020

President Napolitano’s Directive
January 30, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Update: Includes FAQs on facts about the virus, travel recommendations, resources for students, faculty, staff, and more
January 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Information for the UC San Diego Community
January 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Important Information for UC San Diego Students
January 22, 2020