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Daily Symptom Survey

Students and Employees
Other Campus Visitors

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

Everyone must complete a Daily Symptom Survey before entering a university-managed facility (includes campus housing and off-campus, remote and leased locations).

What happens after the survey

  1. Check your email for results that indicate whether you’re Approved or Not Approved to enter campus facilities and additional instructions about actions you may need to take in response to your Daily Symptom Survey status.
  2. Present your Approved email, screengrab or printed copy at facility access points and other appropriate places.
  3. Delete symptom survey results after the day you need to use it.
Did you make a mistake when submitting the Symptom Survey?
If you make a mistake, retake it and employees - notify your supervisor.

Reviewing Daily Symptom Survey Results

Supervisors, instructors and event managers are some university officials with a business need to review your symptom survey results.

Learn more

Implementing Symptom Surveys

Worksite planners and facility managers can review guidance and resources for implementing the symptom survey at their location. 

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Symptom Survey Status

This key explains each status a student or employee will receive after completing the symptom survey.

daily symptom survey chart
Table shows updated symptom survey results by color: Green and purple are approved and can access campus facilities, must wear a face covering indoors and on mass transit. People with purple approval messages must also wear a face covering 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. Blue and red are not approved for accessing facilities. (Accessible version of this chart.)

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.

Must Report Any Positive COVID-19 Test Results

For the health of our community, the campus has a COVID-19 reporting process that employees and students are required to follow if they test positive for COVID-19, are diagnosed by a doctor with COVID-19, or are identified as a close contact.

Through this process, we review confirmed cases of COVID-19 and respond to concerns about a member of the campus community having COVID-19, whether on- or off-campus.

UC Davis employees and students must report if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or a close contact (within the past 10 days) of someone diagnosed with COVID-19. 

  • Follow this brief guidance to report a positive test result or other concern.

contact tracing team 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. 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 COVID-19 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

Reasonable Accommodations

The interactive process should be used when assessing and implementing reasonable accommodations, which should consider individual COVID-19 risk status and related factors, such as child care. Employees who have been instructed to return to work on-site, but have a medical condition that places them in a higher risk group, those who are pregnant, or those who wish to seek accommodations should contact Disability Management Services.

Contact Disability Management Services