Your Questions Answered
Question: Can faculty or campus staff return to working on campus if they have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine?
Answer: Status as having been vaccinated does not directly correlate with or confer permission to work on campus at this time. Campus occupancy levels are strictly as dictated by the county public health department. When the county eventually progresses to a lower-risk tier, based on many factors, then the county will allow us to raise the percentage occupancy of our campus buildings. This information will be conveyed to employees at the appropriate time. For now, the county is still in the purple tier, so we’re still limited to 25% occupancy and must use the Research Ramp-up and Return-to-Campus mechanisms.
Question: If I already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
, yes, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible—although rare—that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again.
If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Question: Do I need to conduct the daily COVID-19 symptom screening after I am vaccinated?
: All UC San Diego staff, faculty and student employees who are reporting to campus or any other physical UC San Diego location for work must continue to conduct a daily symptom and exposure screening for COVID-19 and report any symptoms after vaccination. Learn more on the Return to Learn Testing and Screening webpage