Campus Messages

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

December 18, 2020
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

As COVID-19 continues to surge across the state, the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) has imposed a mandatory 10-day quarantine for anyone traveling, moving or returning to San Francisco from anywhere outside the nine-county Bay Area. The order is in effect until 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and may be extended as needed.

UCSF urges all employees and students to comply with the order and strongly recommends against all travel.

To support the quarantine, UCSF has updated travel and testing guidance. The following applies to all UCSF, UCSF Health and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland employees and students entering San Francisco after travel outside the nine-county Bay Area:

  • Commute to UCSF: You may commute to any UCSF location to perform essential on-site work, regardless of where you commute from. If asked to prove that your commute is essential, please show your UCSF ID and this exemption letter from UCSF Police Chief Denson.
  • Quarantine Outside of Work: When you are not performing an essential activity on-site at UCSF, you are expected to abide by the new CCSF order and quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • Mandatory Testing: You are required to complete two COVID-19 tests. The first must be completed on or before the day you return to on-site work at UCSF. The second must be completed on day 5 through 7 after your...
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