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November 10, 2020
The purpose of this weekly newsletter is to provide the campus community with important updates and recent news related to the Return to Learn program. If you have specific questions or would like to submit feedback about the program, please email

In Case You Missed It

Low Positivity Rate

Since the start of the pandemic, UC San Diego has drawn upon its unique strengths to help keep our campus community as safe as possible. The overall positivity rate for UC San Diego students on and off campus is 0.2%, a number far below the positivity rate in San Diego County, which averages just below 3%.

Q&A: Student Socializing, Recreation and Travel

Students can learn more about how to safely socialize on campus, what happens if residential students must travel off-campus for an extended period, outdoor recreation classes offered and study spaces available.

A Fresh Look

The Return to Learn website has been updated to help you quickly navigate to the information you need. New resources include:

Swiss Cheese Model

No layer is perfect, so every layer is important. Help protect yourself and your community from COVID-19 with multiple layers of defense.  
The Swiss Cheese Model

Upcoming Town Hall

Faculty Town Hall

Thursday, Nov. 12, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join us as campus leaders share updates on the Return to Learn program and address your questions related to campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Video

Your Top Questions Answered

Question: Will the campus COVID-19 testing site hours change during the holiday?
Answer: Yes, there will be changes to COVID-19 testing site hours during the holidays. Upcoming Price Center testing site hours will be adjusted as so:
Veterans Day
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020: Closed
Saturday – Sunday, Nov. 21-22, 2020: Open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday, Nov. 23-25, 2020: Open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020: Closed
Friday, Nov. 27, 2020: Closed
Saturday – Sunday, Nov. 28-29, 2020: Open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Question: How soon should I receive my COVID-19 test result from UC San Diego Health?
Answer: If your result is positive, you will usually receive a phone call from a health professional within 24 hours. If your result is negative, you will receive a notification in MyStudentChart (students) or MyChart (employees) usually within 24 hours. Students who have not received their results within 48 hours should call Student Health Services at 858-534-3300. Employees who have not received their results within 48 hours should call the Testing Support Line at 619-543-8260.
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