Campus Messages

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

Requirements for Limited Return to Onsite Work

Dear UCSF Campus Community,

UCSF has begun a phased return to onsite work for some UCSF community members.

This will allow a limited number of faculty, staff, and learners who cannot work remotely to gradually resume onsite activities. Only those who have been told that they can return to campus should be doing so at this point. Everyone else who can work remotely should continue to do so.

Those who are returning to onsite activities must meet the following requirements:

  1. Pass an online health screen
  • UCSF faculty, staff, learners, affiliates, visitors, and vendors must pass an online health screen to verify that they do not have COVID-19 symptoms or exposures that would put others at risk for infection. Delivery people are exempt.
  • Please review this online tutorial for the health screening tool.
  1. Wear mandatory face coverings
  • Anyone on UCSF property, including buildings, grounds, labs, conference rooms, elevators, parking structures and shuttles must wear a face covering or mask at all times except when alone in a private office or personal vehicle.
  • Face coverings must cover both nose and mouth, and they should be worn while also maintaining appropriate physical distance—at least six feet apart.
  • A surgical mask must be worn at all times in hospital and clinical settings in accordance with UCSF Health’s Universal Surgical Mask policy.
  • Complete face covering guidelines for campus and Health are available online.

In addition, those returning to onsite activities may want to review updates on:

For more information about the guidelines for returning to work safely, please see the UCSF COVID-19 website protocols for working onsite and FAQ. As we transition from COVID-19 response to recovery, please join UCSF leaders for weekly town hall meetings via Zoom every Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.

We deeply appreciate your continued efforts to ensure the health and well-being of our community and will continue to share updates as they become available.