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June 2, 2021
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In Case You Missed It

Summer 2021 Plan

UC San Diego’s Summer Session will begin June 28 and will offer one 10-week and two five-week terms, providing educational opportunities through Sept. 4. The majority of courses will be presented remotely, with some hybrid and in-person formats. Learn about classes, housing, dining, research activity and more on the Summer 2021 Plan page. For details specific to instruction, see the Academics page.

New Price Center Vaccine Clinic

UC San Diego’s RIMAC Vaccination Site has permanently closed. Free COVID-19 vaccines are now available at the Price Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site to all UC San Diego students, faculty, staff (including Health) and students enrolled at any University of California campus. Appointments are required. 

Weekly Support Group: Transitioning to the Workplace

Whether you are returning to your workplace for the first time, or you have been on campus throughout the pandemic, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) invites you to join a weekly discussion group to support a healthy return to public life and on-site work. Hosted each Tuesday at 11 a.m., an experienced FSAP counselor will lead a discussion on a topic relevant to the times. Learn more and register.

Upcoming Town Halls

Faculty and Research Town Hall

Monday, June 28, at 4 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.
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Your Questions Answered

Question: Can I ask my campus colleagues and/or peers about their vaccination status?
Answer: Please do not engage in asking others about their vaccination status. There is currently a vaccine policy undergoing review by the Office of the President, and once that has been determined, there will be information on how the policy will be upheld.
Individuals should each take the safety precautions needed to alleviate their own concerns and best take care of themselves – this includes wearing a mask, taking COVID-19 safety precautions and receiving the vaccine, if you can do so.
Question: What are the general face covering guidelines for outdoor settings on campus?
Answer: If you are fully vaccinated, a face covering is not required except in crowded environments (300 people or more) such as sporting events, concerts and fairs.
If you are unvaccinated, a face covering is required during most outdoors activities when six foot distancing cannot be maintained. (Exceptions include going for walks, jogs or bike rides, or when taking part in small outdoor gatherings where everyone else is fully vaccinated.) See full mask guidelines on the Campus Safety page.
Question: What are the general face covering guidelines for indoor settings on campus?
Answer: Regardless of vaccination status, everyone must mask indoors. This includes shopping, dining, public transportation, exercising, studying indoors at a location that is not your primary residence, attending indoor business meetings and indoor events. Laboratory settings require everyone to be masked and distanced. There are certain exceptions for indoor masking, which are listed on the Campus Safety page
For more information, visit the Return to Learn Questions and Answers page.
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