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

July 15, 2021
UC System
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

I am writing to share important changes to our policies, including masking and quarantine requirements, and to notify you about the new UC systemwide vaccination requirement. Please take a moment to review these critical updates.

Despite overall progress, UCSF has seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases as the Delta variant spreads, posing a growing threat especially to the unvaccinated. The good news is that COVID-19 vaccines are proving to be very effective in preventing serious illness and death. The majority of breakthrough infections among the vaccinated is resulting in mild symptoms that rarely require hospitalization.

As you may know, the Delta variant is much more contagious than other variants and is leading to more infections, including among the vaccinated. Approximately 89% of the UCSF community has been vaccinated and we, therefore, expect to see some breakthrough cases given our large population of vaccinated persons and how easily the Delta variant spreads.

With the increase in COVID-19 infections, it is critically important that you get vaccinated to protect yourself and your family, colleagues, and our patients. In addition, as health leaders of the communities in which we live and work, we have the special responsibility to practice sound COVID-19 hygiene as we serve all those who rely on us.

New UCSF Policy Changes

Effective immediately, UCSF is making the following policy changes:

  • Everyone – regardless of vaccination status – must wear a mask or face covering at all indoor locations at UCSF (except while eating and drinking) and while riding in campus shuttles or standing in line for shuttles.
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