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Helping You Plan In-Person Activities at UC Davis

The guidance on this page will be updated as new guidelines are available from the state, county and campus. Event hosts should check this page regularly. The last revision to the guidance was made on June 22, 2021.

Recent Updates

  • As of June 16, 2021, on-campus reservations have been expanded from UC Davis departments only to now allow student organizations and external groups to reserve space via the Conference and Events Services website.
  • Classroom spaces are available to reserve for events/activities that are held after Monday, September 13, 2021.

In-Person Activity Guidance at UC Davis - Effective June 18, 2021

On June 15, 2021, the State of California transitioned to the Beyond the Blueprint plan. All employees and students may proceed with events, meetings and activities while maintaining the following public health mitigations. For additional detail on the campus public health guidance, visit the Public Health Policies & Requirements page

Capacity Limits

  • There are no restrictions on capacity. All indoor locations should abide by Fire Marshal posted occupancy limits.
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Face Coverings

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering indoors or outdoors, except in special settings where face coverings are required for everyone.   
  • Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a face covering indoors and also outdoors in crowded spaces.
  • Find out which buildings and special situations on campus require face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Physical Distancing 

  • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to maintain physical distance from others.
  • Unvaccinated employees must maintain physical distance from others while eating indoors in workplace settings. 

Food is permitted in any setting in accordance with County Health Code requirements. Please review the detailed guidance for potluck service.

Non-affiliates must abide by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance which requires unvaccinated individuals to wear a face covering in indoor public settings and businesses.

Compliance Guidance for Hosts

Campus is currently working on installing new signage to include the revised face covering and physical distancing guidance. Hosts should also implement the following practices:

Event, Meeting and Activity Reservations

On and off-campus events, meetings and activities are now permissible. As of June 16, 2021, on-campus reservations have been expanded from UC Davis departments only to now allow student organizations and external groups to reserve space via the Conference and Events Services website. Classroom spaces are available to reserve for events/activities that are held after Monday, September 13, 2021. 

During this ramp-up period over the summer, campus is in the process of securing staff and resources to be able to fully open our facilities and limited indoor and outdoor spaces will be available. Availability of facilities will also fluctuate and be dependent on the request, so please note that even if a facility says it’s “available,” you may not be able to reserve this space once your request has been evaluated by the CES team. To help with your planning, CES has also provided a list of facilities on the “Space Availability” page that are not available or have limited availability at this time.   

Please note that it is the responsibility of the unit sponsoring and/or hosting the event to comply with the requirements listed above and provided on the Public Health Policies & Requirements page.