Your Questions Answered
Question: Is testing mandatory for students and campus employees?
Answer: All unvaccinated individuals are required to test twice weekly, between three and five days apart. Weekly testing is recommended for fully vaccinated students and campus employees. And all individuals regardless of vaccination status who develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should test.
Access to COVID-19 testing
is available through self-administered kits retrieved from campus vending machines (no appointment needed); provider-observed self-administered testing at Price Center (appointment needed); or provider-administered testing via drive thru (appointment needed).
Question: Who is considered a close contact of someone with COVID-19?
: According to the CDC, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting from 2 days before they have any symptoms (or, if they are asymptomatic, 2 days before their specimen that tested positive was collected), until they meet the criteria for discontinuing home isolation. Learn more on the Return to Learn Exposure and Contact Tracing page
Question: What is the Work Location Status Form?
Answer: The Work Location Status form is a tool for UC San Diego to gather information from employees regarding their work locations and schedules. This information is critical for campus space and safety planning, including ensuring appropriate density and occupancy levels in our facilities and for general emergency response needs.