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Question: What are the face covering guidelines at UC San Diego?
Answer: General guidelines for outdoor settings: All students, faculty and staff are encouraged, but not required, to wear masks outdoors while on campus. Attendees at outdoor campus events must wear a face mask if required by the event organizer. Vaccinated students and campus employees who have been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus must also mask outdoors.
General guidelines for indoor settings: Regardless of vaccination status, all persons must wear a mask or face covering at all indoor locations at UC San Diego. This includes shopping, dining areas (eating and drinking should be done outdoors or when enclosed in a private office, so long as you haven't been exposed), public transportation (including any UC vehicle transporting employees or students from different households), 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
Question: What is the CA Notify app?
: CA Notify is a free service that quickly notifies you if you were exposed to COVID-19. By downloading the app to your mobile device, you can continue protecting yourself and help stop the spread of infection. The program is completely voluntary and your personal information and location is never collected. You will only receive alerts if you were in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. More information about the service can be found on the CA Notify website
Question: If we need a booster shot, does that mean that the vaccines aren’t working?
: No. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease. To learn more about booster shots, visit the CDC website