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COVID-19 Screening and Testing Scope

UC Davis’ goal is to provide COVID-19 testing for all students and employees who access campus facilities.

UC Davis maintains comprehensive plans to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Campus plans are responsive to current best practices from the University of California, Yolo County Public Health, State of California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maintaining a comprehensive community COVID-19 testing strategy is identified as a best practice when combined with a response plan to quarantine and isolate affected members of our community, in accordance with Yolo County Public Health guidelines and orders.


Scope of Screening and Testing Plan

Find more information about the UC Davis COVID-19 Testing process, including testing appointments, locations and results.

As of Sept. 9, 2021: All registered students and all Davis campus employees who have not verified they are fully vaccinated are required to get tested for COVID-19 every four days, regardless of when they access university-controlled facilities.

  • Students and employees who have verified they are fully vaccinated in the Health-e-Messaging system are exempt from this testing requirement, but will be required to begin testing every 14 days beginning on Sept. 20.
  • Occasional surveillance testing may also be required.

As of June 18, 2021: All registered students and all Davis campus employees are required to get tested for COVID-19 every four days in order to access university-controlled facilities.

  • Students and employees who have verified they are fully vaccinated in the Health-e-Messaging system (and/or have documented vaccine information in your UC Davis Health employee record in Agility) are exempt from the testing requirement to access campus facilities.
  • Testing appointments will need to be completed
  • Occasional surveillance testing may be required, regardless of vaccination status.

As of Nov. 18, 2020: All registered UC Davis students and all Davis campus employees (who receive paychecks through UCPath) are required to receive weekly COVID-19 testing in order to access campus facilities.

  • Students and employees who visit campus at least once per week are required to get tested every 7 days.
  • Students and employees who visit campus less frequently than once per week must secure a testing appointment in advance, up to 7 days before their visit. The testing appointment must be completed before accessing campus facilities. Testing availability varies each week and same-day testing appointments are not guaranteed.
  • Students who were previously mandated to begin weekly testing in the groups below must continue testing on a weekly basis:
    • Residents and Residential Staff in housing managed by Student Housing
    • Residents at The Green
    • Residents in Sorority or Fraternity residences
    • Student firefighters and EMTs residing on campus
    • Aggie Public Health Ambassadors
    • Aggie Hosts
    • Student Athletes 
    • Unitrans, ASUCD and Bookstore 
    • Select high-risk research projects 
    • Information and Educational Technology
    • School of Veterinary Medicine 
    • Gradudate and undergradaute students taking in-person instruction
  • Students and staff living in on-campus housing managed by the university must participate in testing every 7 days regardless of accessing any other campus facility.

As of Nov. 12, 2020: Designated members of these additional groups are also required to schedule and receive COVID-19 testing, including:

  • Aggie Public Health Ambassadors
  • Aggie Hosts
  • Student firefighters and EMTs living on campus
  • Residents in Sorority or Fraternity residences
  • Unitrans, ASUCD and Bookstore
  • Student Athletes
  • Student Housing and Dining Services
  • UC Davis Police Department
  • UC Davis Fire Department
  • Student Health and Counseling Services
  • Testing kiosk
  • Occupational Health
  • Custodial Services
  • Library
  • Select high-risk research projects
  • In-person instruction
  • Safety Services
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Grounds
  • Information and Educational Technology
  • Offices of the Chancellor and Provost
  • School of Veterinary Medicine

As of Sept. 14, 2020: Groups that are required to schedule and receive COVID-19 testing include:

  • All UC Davis students residing in an on-campus, UC Davis-managed residence hall
  • All UC Davis students residing at The Green

Testing scope and compliance includes persons accessing facilities on the Davis campus or in Yolo county. It does not include locations outside of Yolo county (e.g., Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Bodega Bay, etc).


Requirements

  • Except where otherwise noted: Participants included in the above scope are required to schedule and receive testing at one of the testing kiosks once every seven days.
  • Participants needing to be re-tested because of inconclusive results will follow the direction of campus medical providers. Instructions may include the need for immediate re-testing and/or a period of quarantine.
  • Participants receiving a positive test result will follow the direction of campus medical providers. Instructions may include a period isolation in keeping with public health guidelines or CDC best practices.

Non-Compliance

  • Non-compliant participants in the above referenced scope will be subject to escalation in accordance with Interim PPM 290-01. Recourse will be managed through the appropriate student, staff or academic disciplinary process.

 

Additional UC Davis Guidelines

These guiding documents support our Campus Ready plan with additional details related to administrative operations, student life and research laboratories: