Your Questions Answered
Question: Do I need to receive a booster to be considered fully vaccinated?
Answer: Yes, to remain “fully vaccinated,” students and campus employees are required to receive all recommended booster doses within 30 days (15 days for health care employees) of becoming eligible. Currently approved religious and permanent medical exemptions extend to boosters; there is no need to submit an additional exemption request.
If you are eligible for a booster but recently were positive for COVID-19, you will have up to 90 days after being infected to receive your booster. Your date for boosting has been extended by up to 90 days to remain compliant with the UC mandate.
Question: I am an employee and want to get my family members tested for COVID-19. What do I do?
Answer: Self-administered testing kits are for current UC San Diego campus staff, faculty, and students only. For those who do not qualify for self-administered testing, such as family members of employees or students, please see below for testing resources.
- Individuals who are not UC San Diego staff, faculty or employees and do not live in UC San Diego housing and do not work on campus: Please visit the San Diego County testing website for no-cost testing locations and scheduling an appointment.
- Individuals who are not UC San Diego staff, faculty or employees but live in UC San Diego housing or work on campus: you may be eligible for no-cost testing through a provider-administered testing site, such as at the Price Center clinic or a drive thru location. Contact RTL@ucsd.edu to determine if you are eligible.
Question: What resources are available to support employees with caregiving responsibilities?
: Please visit Parent and Family Resources
to connect to information about programs and services within the UC community and beyond designed to support parents and families during COVID-19.