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Return to Campus (Non-Research Activities)

Find out what is required for departments and employees — except those engaged in research activities or in the UC San Diego Health (Medical Center) — seeking to return to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As employees in a widening variety of units return to campus, everyone has a shared responsibility to each other and the community to return in a safe manner with established guidelines. These required guidelines pertain to all campus employees — except those engaged in research activities or in UC San Diego Health (Medical Center) — seeking to return during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Department/Group

  1. Consult with your unit supervisor or VC to determine whether returning to work on campus is appropriate. The University is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19, in part by reducing the density of individuals on the campus. Staff will be asked to return to on-campus work by their supervisor only when it is necessary that their work be done on campus. Visit the HR COVID page for more helpful information. 

  2. Note:  Access for research activities is facilitated through the Research Ramp Up process. Learn more about Research Ramp-upAccess for UC San Diego Health (Medical Center) activities is facilitated through the Return to the Workplace process. Learn more about the UC San Diego Health (Medical Center) Return to the Workplace GuideRequests for academic instruction space should be routed through your department for review and approval. 
  3. For restaurant and dining facilities, visit the San Diego County for guidance. Contact the EH&S Return to the Campus support team at ehsrtc@ucsd.edu if you have questions.

  4. Learn about Enhanced cleaning services and measures being implemented by FM for buildings that they service. Check FM Indoor Cleaning Services for details. 
  5. Follow COVID-19 Disinfection Guidance. 

  6. Face coverings are required. Staff that are returning are expected to have face coverings, however, the department will be given a one-time allotment of masks that can be distributed to staff that forget one. In addition, masks are available for purchase in Oracle Procurement. 

  7. Ensure employees returning to campus have taken the COVID-19 Prevention Training available at the UC Learning Center. 
  8. Provide employees with the COVID-19 Symptom Screening link and ask them to complete the screening every day before entering the workplace. 

  9. Instruct employees to sign the Training Roster. Supervisors will review the training record and sign the roster indicating that the supervisor has verified that the employee understands the requirements. Retain in department files as documentation of worksite-specific training and available for potential review by EH&S or Cal/OSHA. 

Note: The Campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will provide a one-time allotment of face coverings, hand sanitizer, and self-cleaning sanitation products to help areas return to work. The request for initial sanitation supplies can be placed through this online request form and will be delivered by the Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions Logistics team within one business day. If additional supplies are needed, it will be available for purchase in Oracle Procurement or at the Bookstore.

 

Employees

  1. Complete the required COVID-19 Prevention Training before returning to work. 
  1. Complete the required COVID-19 Symptom Screening daily before entering the workplace. Stay home if you are sick or if you answered “YES” to any of the screening questions and notify your supervisor.
  1. Sign your supervisor's Training Roster, indicating that you have read and understood it. Your department will keep this in a department file as documentation of worksite-specific training and available for potential review by EH&S or Cal/OSHA. 
  2. Adhere to face-covering requirements when on campus or at work. See Return to Learn Safety Requirements for the latest updates. 
  3. Follow the COVID-19 Disinfection Guidance. 

NOTE: Report any safety concerns anonymously or through the Whistleblower hotline.

Questions or concerns? Contact eoc@ucsd.edu.