Campus Messages

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

September 29, 2021

Dear UCSF Community,

Today, we are sharing reports from a comprehensive seismic safety review of UCSF’s owned buildings that found most are seismically resilient.

Prepared by our independent team of leading structural and geotechnical engineers, these reports are posted on the UCSF Real Estate website.

The vast majority of our buildings are safe, comply with the University of California’s strict seismic policy and require no further action. Other buildings will require further analysis and action, including securing funding to pay for improvements.

This voluntary seismic evaluation is part of a UC systemwide effort to ensure buildings will perform well during a large earthquake. You can read more about this effort in this campus news story.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of all who live, work and learn in or visit UCSF’s buildings. Our teams continually work to seismically retrofit, renovate and modernize our facilities to better enable us to fulfill our advancing health worldwide mission.

Questions about our ongoing seismic safety efforts can be emailed to [email protected].


Brian Newman
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, UCSF Real Estate
Vice President, UCSF Health

September 21, 2021
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

As we head into influenza season, I am writing to emphasize that it is critically important to get a flu vaccine to avoid the risk of contracting the influenza virus.

We encourage everyone to be vaccinated to protect not only yourself and your family, but also our colleagues, our patients, and our neighboring communities. Please also remember to wear masks while indoors and when in crowded places outdoors, as well as to clean your hands regularly.

A normal flu season combined with a surge of COVID-19 could have an overwhelming impact on our health system, especially as we are experiencing a staffing shortage. We ask for your support by getting a flu vaccine to help keep our frontline care providers and all other faculty, staff, learners, and patients healthy this fall.

As a reminder, the San Francisco and Alameda Departments of Public Health require all health care workers to receive the annual influenza vaccine or to sign a form if they choose to decline vaccination.

You have a variety of options and locations available to get your vaccine, including on-site flu clinics, Occupational Health clinics, your primary care provider, and most pharmacies. Please visit the Occupational Health Services website for a full list of on-site clinic locations and dates, as well as additional free options for members of UC health plans. Please note that at this time, we...

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