Your Questions Answered
Question: Who is eligible to be vaccinated at the new RIMAC vaccination site?
: The RIMAC site will serve eligible UC San Diego Health patients, as well as eligible UC San Diego employees and community members. Currently students are not yet eligible. Eligibility is determined by guidelines issued by the California Department of Public Health, County of San Diego and other agencies. You can see all of the state’s guidelines at covid19.ca.gov/vaccines
At this time, the RIMAC vaccination site is only open to vaccine-eligible UC San Diego Health patients and UC San Diego faculty and staff. Should demand and vaccine availability increase, the site may expand to members of the public who are not UC San Diego Health patients or university employees. Read more FAQs about the campus vaccination site
Question: How does CA Notify work, and is my privacy protected?
Answer: CA Notify uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to exchange random codes with the phones of others who have opted in without revealing any information about the users. If another CA Notify user you have been near in the last two weeks tests positive for COVID-19 and adds their unique, anonymous verification code to the app, you will get an anonymous notification that you have potentially been exposed.
CA Notify is designed to protect user privacy and security – it doesn't collect device location to detect exposures and doesn't share your identity to other users. Learn more about CA Notify
Question: After I receive the COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask?
Answer: Yes. We will continue wearing masks to keep ourselves and everyone safe, including many who haven't yet been or cannot be vaccinated. In addition, we should continue to follow social distancing, hand hygiene guidelines and all other recommendations and requirements from public health agencies.