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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.

December 29, 2021
Administrative
Community

Dear UCSF Community,

There are several actions you must take to meet new mandatory COVID-19 policies issued by UCSF/UC and the California Department of Public Health. This is the latest of several updates you have received, in a sign of how quickly circumstances are changing around the Omicron and Delta variants. 

Please review these mandatory policies, which will help us protect our patients, the communities we serve, and one another.

  1. Mandatory booster vaccinations by January 31, 2022
  • All eligible UCSF staff, faculty, and learners must receive a booster vaccination by January 31. 
  • Schedule an appointment through MyChart.  Alternatively, you may dial (415) 476-3307 in San Francisco or (510) 428-3885 ext. 5793# in Oakland. Booster shots also are available at the UCSF Fresno COVID-19 Equity Project.
  • If you received a booster shot at a location outside of UCSF, please upload a copy of that record to the Occupational Health Portal. If you are unable to use the portal, please email your record to ...
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December 22, 2021
Administrative
UC System
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

Just last week, I wrote to you about the rapid spread of Omicron, which is becoming the dominant COVID-19 virus in the U.S.  I write today to update you on new policy changes as we work as health care leaders to protect our patients, families, and each other. 

Effective immediately, UCSF staff, faculty, and learners must follow these updated policies:

Booster vaccinations are now required by January 31 (deadline extended)

All eligible UCSF staff, faculty, and learners are required to receive a booster vaccination by January 31, 2022.

  • To learn about scheduling a booster shot appointment, providing proof of vaccination from a non-UCSF provider, and other information, visit the Vaccine Information Hub.
  • The UCSF deadline has been extended to align with a recent update to UC policy.

COVID-19 testing in January for on-site workers and learners

To respond to the potential impact of the holiday season, we strongly encourage testing for everyone returning to on-site work in January and for travelers.  The enhanced testing protocol below will be in place for the first half of...

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