Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

New UCSF COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Dear UCSF Colleagues,

We are asking all employees, including those at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, to receive or decline the COVID-19 vaccination by June 30, 2021, in accordance with an interim policy issued by the University of California Office of the President.

The goal of the interim UC policy is to protect the health and safety of the entire University community.  It requires all employees and certain trainees working on-site to be informed about the COVID-19 vaccines and then either be vaccinated or decline the vaccination.  To learn more about the interim UC policy, visit this link.

All UCSF employees and trainees (but not students) working on-site are required to take one of the following two actions:

  1. Get the COVID-19 vaccination.
    • If you received your vaccination at UCSF Parnassus Heights or UCSF Mission Bay, no further action is needed.
    • If you received your vaccination outside of a UCSF campus location—including City College of San Francisco, UCSF Fresno partner locations, or Zuckerberg San Francisco General—you must submit proof of your vaccination on the new Occupational Health Services (OHS) portal, which can be accessed via the UCSF network or VPN at:
  2. Or you must complete a form declining the COVID-19 vaccination on the new OHS portal linked above.

BCH Oakland employees should submit proof of a vaccination outside of UCSF or a declination through the BCH Oakland Employee Health office:

  1. Send documentation directly to [email protected]. BCH Oakland compliance reports will be sent directly to unit managers.
  2. Additional details can be found at

We strongly encourage all members of our UCSF community who have not yet been vaccinated to do so at their earliest convenience. If you would like to get a vaccine this weekend at City College San Francisco (CCSF), please call 415-476-3307 or use this link to schedule an appointment.

UC Office of the President Proposal for Revised Vaccination Policy for Fall 2021
The University of California is proposing a revised COVID-19 vaccination policy begin in Fall 2021. The proposed policy would replace the interim policy and require all faculty, staff, trainees and students who access campus facilities at any UC location to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and would allow for individual exemptions.

The UC Office of the President will provide additional updates in the coming months. To learn more about the proposed policy, visit the following links:

Please remember that even while we make progress with vaccination rates, preventing further transmission of COVID-19 remains important. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to adhere to public health safety measures as we continue to work toward transitioning to more on-campus activities in the months ahead.


Josh Adler, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
UCSF Health