Your Questions Answered
Question: What are the current asymptomatic testing guidelines for UC San Diego students and campus employees?
Fully vaccinated: Routine asymptomatic testing is not required for students and campus employees who are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination status.
Unvaccinated and not fully vaccinated
: Required twice weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR testing (every 3-5 days). This includes those who received the initial vaccination doses and received your booster less than 7 days ago; those who have received the initial vaccination doses and are eligible for a booster but have not yet received a booster; and those who have not received the initial vaccination doses or are unvaccinated. Learn more on the Student Screening and Testing webpage
and Employee Screening and Testing webpage
Please note: These testing requirements do not apply to you if you have had COVID-19 in the last 60 days.
Question: Is UC San Diego still conducting universal contact tracing?
Answer: As per the CDC’s newest guidelines, UC San Diego will no longer be implementing universal contact tracing efforts. Students and campus employees will no longer be contacted by the UC San Diego Public Health Team to confirm exposures to COVID-19 as they previously were unless they are associated with a high-risk event. This updated guidance is in response to changes in the nature of the pandemic and the increasing availability of new tools to prevent transmission and mitigate illness.
Question: My campus card is not working at test kit vending machines. What should I do?
: Please review the list of compatible campus ID cards
for COVID-19 test kit vending machines. If you do not have one of these cards, you can still schedule a COVID-19 test at the Rec Gym walk-in or the La Jolla drive-up locations. You do not need money or a balance on the compatible campus ID card in order to use it for the test kit vending machines.
If you are still encountering issues with your ID card, we recommend that you reach out to the Campus Card Office
to look into the issue.