Campus Messages

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

March 29, 2023
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

I am writing to inform you about important COVID-19 policy changes that take effect on April 3, 2023, which correspond with the end of the emergency order from the California Department of Public Health. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we revise our policies to align with public health orders and with the best available scientific evidence.

Everyone entering UCSF facilities, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, will still be required to follow common-sense COVID safety rules, including testing if you develop symptoms and staying home if you feel sick. Please be aware of the following changes, which apply to all UCSF personnel regardless of location. More details are posted on the UCSF coronavirus website.


  • Effective April 3, daily health screening with the Digital Screener is no longer required.
  • The Digital Screener will still be available to provide faculty, staff, and learners with return-to-work/campus instructions for COVID symptoms, exposures, and infections. Using the Digital Screener will remain the best way to get these instructions and pathways to return to work when ready.


  • Effective April 3, wearing masks is now optional, but recommended, in all non-clinical buildings.
  • Faculty, staff, and learners are required to wear masks in areas where patients are present.
  • Patients and visitors are no longer required but are strongly recommended to wear masks.
  • Masking on campus...
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March 6, 2023
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

We are delighted to announce the sixth annual UCSF celebration of International Women's Day (March 8) and the start of Women’s History Month. From March 6 through March 10, the UCSF community is invited to recognize, honor, and celebrate the contributions of women at UCSF.

Sponsored by the UCSF Committee on the Status of Women, Office of Diversity and Outreach, Women of UCSF Health, and Women in Tech @ UCSF ([email protected]), International Women’s Day programming includes in-person networking events; a Black Women’s Health & Livelihood Initiative panel on community and wellness; stories of women leaders in health care; a discussion on mental health and resilience; and much more. 

Please visit the event website for the full schedule of events.

This year’s International Women's Day campaign theme is #EmbraceEquity. The theme asks us all to imagine a gender-equal world, free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination—a world that is diverse, equitable, and broadly inclusive. This theme resonates here at UCSF, where we recognize that celebrating progress and taking action to support greater inclusion and equity go hand in hand.

We hope that you attend UCSF International Women’s Day events. All genders are welcome.


Renée Navarro, PharmD, MD
Vice Chancellor
Chief Diversity and Outreach Officer
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care 

Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor


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