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Across the Internet, federal law enforcement and the FTC are seeing evidence of organized crime attempting to lure unsuspecting users to bogus COVID-19 information websites that quietly download malicious software. In addition, there has been a growth of spam, phishing and web-based advertising offering false COVID-19 advice. Learn more about protecting your devices.


Dining halls and markets are open and masks must be worn indoors when not actively eating and drinking. Place orders in advance on Triton2Go to help limit crowds and wait time. Housing, Dining, Hospitality restaurant and market seating options are limited and physically distanced. University Centers indoor dining is available at 50% capacity, as well as take-out ordering. 


Working and studying remotely can alter family schedules. Resources to support families at home are available through the UC San Diego Early Care and Education Program. In addition, UC San Diego Recreation has launched Knock Around Kids with live classes and recorded videos on YouTube designed to entertain, educate and promote activity. And the entire family can take part in free mindfulness sessions held live in partnership with the Center for Mindfulness, The Sanford Institute, and the Compassion Institute. Additional resources for parents with school-aged children can be found here.


The UC San Diego Library will safely reopen Geisel Library’s 1st and 2nd (main) floors for quiet, individual study on June 29. Visitors must have their campus ID and show their health screening (employees) and green thumb (students) at entry. About 300 study seats are available with Mac and PC computers, no reservations required. Geisel Library hours will be Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Library services are not available, including access to collections and group study rooms. All other Library buildings and all Library service desks remain closed at this time. 

Mental Health

If you are experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety about the virus and would like to access counseling services, there are resources available. Students may contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); faculty and staff can reach out to the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP); and UC San Diego Heath employees may contact their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider aligned with their medical coverage.


Some Recreation facilities are open, including Canyonview Pool, Main Gym and outdoor courts. All campus community members are invited to join The Playground, a virtual space to get active, creative, meditative and stay fit through online classes, informative articles and more. In addition, you may sign up to receive daily instructional exercise videos called Get Up Tritons! that teach how to reverse the negative effects of sitting.


Some university services may be only operating remotely, with “to-go” service, or have reduced hours. Please find more information below.

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New permit offerings are now available, including the consecutive day permit, which replaces the monthly, quarterly, and annual options because it allows you to decide the exact dates you need a permit — 30 days to 365 days. For campus shuttles, boarding is restricted to UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. Passengers must show the driver their “green thumb” result from the daily symptom screener when boarding. Read more about getting to and around campus.

Virtual Privacy

As UC San Diego modifies the ways in which we conduct business and interactions move online during this pandemic, please be mindful that general privacy requirements remain intact. Learn more about videoconferencing precautions, protecting information while telecommuting, privacy during online exams and more.

Zoom Meeting Safeguards

As large numbers of people turn to video conferencing platforms, reports of meeting intrusions (called “Zoom-bombing”) are emerging nationwide. As you continue the transition to remote teaching and meetings, we recommend utilizing one or more of these tips for managing online meetings and classes.