To better align with state and local public health rules, UC Davis requires these healthy behaviors. Read more

Daily Symptom Survey

Students and Employees
Other Campus Visitors

Survey yourself daily for new symptoms and stay home if you have them.

Everyone — students, employees, visitors — must complete a Daily Symptom Survey before entering a university-managed facility. A daily symptom survey is a requirement for all UC Davis-operated facilities anywhere in California and serves as a reminder to pay attention to your symptoms.

The survey sends you an email to indicate whether you’re Approved or Not Approved to enter campus facilities. You will need to present this email at facility access points.

The Daily Symptom Survey for students and employees is currently part of the Health-e-Messaging portal, the same system where you make an appointment for asymptomatic testing. We will continue to update this webpage to provide you with working links to the symptom survey. The Daily Symptom Survey is now able to access information COVID-19 testing and vaccination information.

Table shows updated symptom survey results by color: Green and purple are approved. Yellow is overdue. Orange is approved with restrictions. Red is not approved.
Table shows updated symptom survey results by color: Green and purple are approved and can access campus facilities, but people with purple approval messages must wear a face covering indoors and also outdoors in crowded spaces. Yellow can access the testing kiosk for testing and must complete a testing appointment in order to get access to other campus facilities. Orange is an approval for healthcare workers, and red is not approved for accessing facilities. (Or check accessible version)

Worksite planners and facility managers: Find additional details about this process and other updates on the Daily Symptom Survey implementation page.


At this time, COVID-19 symptoms include one or more of the following:

  • Fever (greater than 100.4º F or 38º C)
  • Chills or shaking
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or sinus congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Eye redness with or without discharge
  • Nausea or vomiting

If you feel sick – stay home! If your symptoms progress, you should contact your health provider and report positive COVID-19 tests to the university. Students should contact the UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services about testing if they have symptoms.


Report any positive COVID-19 cases

For the health of our community, the campus has a reporting process by which we review confirmed cases of COVID-19 and respond to those concerned about a member of the campus community having COVID-19, whether on- or off-campus. A team of medical and administrative staff has been established to offer guidance to the affected individual and ascertain risk to the campus and appropriate steps, while continuing to balance the need for privacy.

UC Davis employees and students must report their COVID-19 diagnosis or close contact (within the past 10 days) of someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Follow this brief guidance to report a positive case or concern.

Anyone identified within our campus community as being at risk of exposure from these individuals will be notified if they need to quarantine and/or self-monitor for symptoms.

See the latest information on reported cases for the Davis campus.


Information for high-risk populations

If you have a condition that places you among the "high-risk population" for COVID-19 illness, you are encouraged to discuss this situation with your supervisor to identify strategies to reduce your risks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals with certain conditions may have a higher risk for COVID-19 infection, including those with:

  • Older adults (aged 65 years and older)
  • People with HIV
  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Serious heart conditions
  • Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
  • Severe obesity
  • Being immunocompromised