Your Top Questions Answered
Question: What safety precautions should I take if I traveled or gathered over Fall Break?
Answer:Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. This risk will carry over for at least 14 days after you return.
Student guidelines: Any student who resides in campus-operated housing and who engages in any off-campus unmasked activity (sharing a meal, recreational activities, gatherings, etc.) is required to sequester for 14 days within their residential unit upon returning to campus. Sequestration requires the individual not only to be masked and distanced within the residential unit (with the exception of their personal bedroom and the shower) and to complete the daily screener, but also undergo additional COVID-19 testing on days 1, 5 and 10 after returning to campus. Learn more on the student screening and testing page
Recommendations for all from the CDC: Pay attention to any COVID-19 symptoms that arise upon return and get tested if symptoms develop. At least 50% of cases are without symptoms and, even in those who do develop symptoms, infectivity is greatest just prior to the onset of symptoms. It is extremely important to assiduously adhere to masking and distancing following your return. Pay particular attention to avoiding exposure of those who are at significantly increased risk should they become infected. Discover more CDC advice about holiday celebrations and small gatherings
Question: What changes have occurred at UC San Diego since the county moved into the purple tier?
Although the County of San Diego has moved into the purple tier with a 3-9% daily positivity rate, the UC San Diego campus has maintained a very low student positivity
rate of 0.5%. In following county health orders, UC San Diego has transitioned all in-person classes into outdoor teaching spaces or remote-only formats. In addition, students who live on campus are required to wear a mask at all times within their apartments and suites, except in their own private bedrooms and in the shower, as well as whenever they leave their residence.