Stay home if you’re sick and report any positive cases.

Employees must complete the Daily Symptom Survey before arriving to work on campus.

Wear a mask in the COVID-19 testing kiosk and healthcare settings.

Stay current with vaccination requirements.

Get tested to manage your risk.


Learn more about our Public Health Policies and Requirements.

Recent Website Updates

June 10, 2022

Testing requirements will end

Beginning June 24 requirements for asymptomatic testing will end, and COVID-19 testing will be available on a voluntary basis for UC Davis students and employees. COVID-19 Testing

Symptom surveys changes coming soon

Beginning June 24, employees (including student employees) are still required to use the Daily Symptom Survey to self-check their symptoms before work, but students will no longer be required to take the survey before accessing university-managed facilities. Public Health Policies & Requirements

May 31, 2022

Summer guidance updated

Changes to COVID-19 protocols are anticipated this summer, as testing requirements are expected to end after spring quarter. Summer Guidance

April 21, 2022

Mask mandate lifted on mass transit

Students and employees are not required to wear a mask on mass transit (e.g., Unitrans buses, Davis-Berkeley Shuttle). Masks are strongly recommended. Face Covering Requirements

March 20, 2022

Changes to testing requirements start March 28

Beginning March 28, students and employees who are “not current” with all of their recommended boosters will now be required to get tested every four days. COVID-19 Testing

March 19, 2022

UC Davis lifts indoor mask mandate

Masks are still strongly recommended and will continue to be required at COVID-19 testing in the ARC, in healthcare settings and on public transit. Face Covering Requirements

Feb. 11, 2022

New pink result on Daily Symptom Survey

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster but have not verified that you’ve received a booster shot in Health-e-Messaging, then you are out of compliance with the UC Vaccine Policy — and will now receive a pink result on your Daily Symptom Survey with directions for how to get back into compliance. Daily Symptom Survey

Booster shots available for students in campus clinic

UC Davis students have more appointment times available to get COVID-19 booster shots at the Student Health and Wellness Center vaccine clinic, which has temporarily expanded its hours to Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Jan. 20, 2022

Testing available in Woodland too

Employees and students in Woodland are able to use the Healthy Davis Together site at Norton Hall to meet testing requirements and get their results via Health-e-Messaging, if they go as a UC Davis walk-in. COVID-19 Testing

Jan. 14, 2022

Information for university volunteers updated

University volunteers must show proof of booster vaccination to the departments with whom they volunteer. Information for University Volunteers

Jan. 13, 2022

Isolation and quarantine guidance updated

New webpages clarify isolation requirements, quarantine guidance and on-campus isolation housing services, in light of changing public health guidelines and the omicron variant. Quarantine and Isolation

Upgrade your face covering to N95 mask

UC Davis is working to provide a KN95 or N95 mask as a voluntary upgrade for students or employees who would like to use one to meet campus face covering requirements during in-person course components. Face Coverings and Masks

Jan. 11, 2022

Booster clinic on campus

A COVID-19 booster vaccination clinic will be held Jan. 18 – 19 on the UC Davis campus for students and employees who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster. Booster update in COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Weekly testing required for students in residence halls

Fully vaccinated students who live in high-density housing on the UC Davis campus are now required to get tested at least every seven days. COVID-19 Testing

Jan. 9, 2022

Guidance for which courses may be taught in-person

An email to all UC Davis students provided details about which courses may be taught in-person, including essential courses in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as non-lecture courses that include laboratory, experiential, field trips or internship experiences. Winter Quarter Guidance Update

Jan. 6, 2022

Remote instruction extended to Jan. 28

UC Davis students and employees should remain in Davis, but continue to attend classes and work shifts virtually through Friday, Jan. 28. Winter Quarter Guidance Update

Changes to contact tracing process

Employees and students who test positive are now notified by email to log in to Health-e-Messaging for instructions on how to notify their close contacts. Contact Tracing

No eating or drinking at indoor events

Food and beverage are not be permitted at any indoor campus events, including catering services and concessions, through January 31, 2022. Event Guidance

Dec. 30, 2021

Positive test result notifications now by email

Employees and students who test positive for COVID-19 via campus testing will now be notified by email to login to Health-e-Messaging for results and isolation instructions, instead of by phone. Contact Tracing

Dec. 21, 2021

Negative test result now required before accessing campus

All students and employees must have a negative test result in Health-e-Messaging, dated Dec. 27 or later, before being able to access campus facilities in 2022. Winter Quarter Guidance

COVID-19 boosters are now required of students and employees

The University of California requires all employees and students who do not have an approved exception to vaccine policy to get a booster shot by Jan. 31. UC Davis COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Testing requirements will continue

Existing testing requirements will return during the winter quarter, after the initial requirement of a negative test result: Fully vaccinated students and employees will be required to test at least every 14 days if they visit campus at least once per week, and unvaccinated students and employees will be required to test every four days. COVID-19 Testing

Dec. 8, 2021

Designate indoor eating and drinking areas for employees

With winter weather conditions, every employee needs access to a designated break area indoors, where they can remove their mask to eat and drink while following UC Davis face covering guidelines. Supervisors should place Campus Ready signage in designated eating and drinking areas

Dec. 1, 2021

Winter break guidance available

See how testing schedules and compliance will shift for employees and students during the weeks of Dec. 20, 27 and Jan. 3. Testing and Compliance Guidance for Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks

Nov. 4, 2021

Vaccine booster clinic to serve students only

After Dec. 1, the campus COVID-19 vaccine clinic will only serve UC Davis students and will move to the Student Health and Wellness Center. COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Oct. 25, 2021

Pfizer boosters now more widely available from campus clinic

UC Davis students and employees can now make an appointment to get a Pfizer booster shot from the campus vaccination clinic, if they were previously vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines and meet CDC recommendations. COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Get tested at three Healthy Davis Together locations

Walk-in appointments are available for UC Davis students and employees at three Healthy Davis Together testing sites — now including a location in West Sacramento. You will need to get tested as a walk-in and also identify yourself as part of UC Davis in order for your testing information to be tracked to meet requirements. COVID-19 Testing

Oct. 15, 2021

New guidance for Thanksgiving break

See how testing schedules and compliance will shift for employees and students during the weeks of Nov. 22 and Nov. 29. Testing and Compliance Guidance for Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks

Oct. 13, 2021

Flu vaccine required again

The University of California has announced all students and employees must get vaccinated or affirmatively decline the vaccine by Nov. 19. Find info about the campus flu clinic for students, how to upload your flu shot information and how to decline. Flu Vaccination Information

Oct. 4, 2021

Compliance for COVID-19 vaccine mandate at Davis campus

More than 99% of students and employees based at the Davis campus are in compliance with the UC COVID-19 vaccine policy (including 97% fully vaccinated). COVID-19 Dashboard

Sept. 15, 2021

Testing requirement for vaccinated people

Students and employees who are fully vaccinated will be required to start getting tested at least every 14 days — if they visit campus on a weekly basis. If you’re fully vaccinated and visit campus less often, then you need to get tested prior to accessing university facilities, either on the same day or up to 14 days in advance. The requirement is scheduled to begin on Sept. 20, with the first round of 14-day testing due by Oct. 4 at the latest. COVID-19 Testing

Sept. 14, 2021

Pack your patience for COVID-19 testing

As more students and employees line up for routine COVID-19 testing, be prepared to show up on time for your testing appointment, consider biking or walking if possible to the ARC to avoid impacted parking lots, follow directions and be kind. COVID-19 Testing

Watch flexible work arrangement webinar for updates

Hear how UC Davis is supporting flexible work planning for staff on the Davis campus, with a model that promotes consistency, objectivity and equitable outcomes. Workplace Reimagined Webinars and Training

Sept. 13, 2021

Who can check your Daily Symptom Survey results

You can expect to show your Daily Symptom Survey results to supervisors, instructors, Aggie Public Health Ambassadors, and employees who are working to manage events, sales and services. Reviewing Daily Symptom Survey Results

What happens if an instructor gets sick

Instructors who are required to isolate after contracting COVID-19 or are required to quarantine after Close Contact to COVID-19 may elect to teach their course remotely for the duration of the required isolation or quarantine. Information for Classroom Instruction

Facility signs: out with the old, in with the new

If you haven’t been back to the office in a while, you may need to refresh signs. We’ve got you covered with a library of helpful signs to help provide visual cues to keep us all healthy. Campus Ready Signage

Sept. 9, 2021

Testing update for unvaccinated students and employees

Unvaccinated employees and students must continue getting tested every four days — but now must do so no matter how often they access campus facilities. COVID-19 Testing

Sept. 8, 2021

Contact tracing process clarified

Students and employees are required to report if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or officially designated a close contact. A new flowchart explains when you will be notified by the campus contact tracing team and how you will need to respond. Contact Tracing

Sept. 3, 2021

Eating now allowed in some cubicles

Removing a face covering to eat indoors is only permitted in dining facilities and designated break rooms—and now also if you are actively eating alone in a cubicle with walls that are higher than your head when seated. Public Health Policies & Requirements

Aug. 31, 2021

Managing campus events with new public health guidance

Before you host an event with food or drinks or with many attendees, you will need to know the current public health-related guidance, which now includes entrance requirements and event safety plans. Helping You Plan In-Person Activities at UC Davis