Campus Status and Operations

UC Davis is committed to the health and well-being of our community. We have a dedicated team working to inform our campus response, and we are working closely with local and state public health departments and the University of California Office of the President.

Campus Status

The Davis campus is currently at "reduced operations" in a gradual reopening. Updates to the campus operation status can be found on the Finance, Operations and Administration website.

Campus Operations

UC Davis is committed to keeping the campus community healthy while learning, living, teaching and working. The campus has implemented a number of protocols in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, some of which have been highlighted below. For a complete overview of all of the guidelines for fall, read the Campus Ready Plan.

  • Students, staff, academics and visitors must follow a set of personal protection practices including wearing a face covering indoors and outdoors, physical distancing to keep a minimum of 6 feet/2 meters apart from people not in your household and practicing recommended hand hygiene.
  • Employees and students must report their positive COVID-19 diagnosis, as well as any positive test result received by someone with whom they share a residence. The number of reported cases for the Davis campus is updated regularly by Occupational Health and the Student Health and Wellness Center.
  • All lectures and discussion sections will be held remotely for undergraduate students and for most graduate students. If allowed, we will offer a limited number of in-person classes with educational objectives that can only be met through in-person instruction. These classes will follow strict public health guidelines related to required face coverings, physical distancing, disinfecting surfaces and ventilation systems, among others.
  • Each department must create a plan specific to its worksite that meets required health and safety guidelines, including enhanced sanitization processes.
  • Student Housing and Dining Services will ensure living spaces in residence halls address physical distancing protocols and implement a multifaceted approach to minimize risk in dining halls.
  • UC Davis is establishing a rapid screening and testing program. Students will be tested as part of the move-in process with Student Housing and Dining Services, and then should expect to be tested at least weekly throughout the quarter. After the pilot phase is complete, this saliva-based testing will be opened up to all students and employees working on the Davis campus.
  • Employees and students are required to get the flu vaccination by November 1, 2020. Please visit the flu vaccination information page for important update about the flu vaccination requirement as well as the flu clinics offered on campus.
  • Customers, colleagues and partners can find the operational status of various campus services on the Finance, Operations and Administration website.

Meetings and Events

As per the current guidance from the California Department of Public Health, UC Davis is not allowing events or gatherings on our campuses or in our facilities. We will, however, continue to support events/gatherings that are related to our mission or public health. For example, blood drives and EMT courses are the types of events UC Davis approves on an exception basis.

Additional UC Davis Guidelines

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