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Return to Learn Information

The best resource for the most up-to-date, campus-level information is
UC San Diego's Return to Learn Website

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Before you return to campus

Follow the Return to Campus checklist

Summary (as of 3/21/2022):

(1) Get your booster and submit documentation (if needed) by 1/31/2022

(2) Spring Quarter: Testing requirement the first day you return to campus: Everyone returning to campus MUST do a PCR test their first day back on-campus. This can be done via vending machine, drive thru or walk up.

(2) Set-up your Daily Symptom and Exposure Screener with Christina Knerr Frink as your supervisor (

  • Employee Info (Faculty & Staff)

  • Student Info (Graduate Students)

  • Please be a good citizen and honestly complete this before you come to campus! We are all in this together!

(3) Complete your required COVID-19 prevention training.

(4) Update your Work Location Status information

(5) Review Department Information & Guidelines

Exposure & COVID Positive Guidelines

Campus Resources

Testing, Masking & Mandates

    • Review Return to Learn

    • Masking Requirement (as of 3/21/2022)

      • Masks required in the classroom, on transportation and in clinical settings.

      • Masking is strongly encouraged in all other indoor and outdoor spaces.

      • N95 or KN95 Masks strongly recommended.

    • COVID-19 Testing

    • Vaccine Mandate

      • You cannot ask anyone their vaccination status

      • Supervisors will have a dashboard to view if individuals are in compliance (either vaccinated or current on testing requirements with an approved exception)

  • What to do if you are teaching this quarter and:

    • Instructor is ill

    • TA is ill

    • Student is ill

    • Someone tells you they tested positive for COVID

    • … and more