COVID-19 Information

Campus Requirements

All students, staff, faculty, visitors, and non-campus affiliates who will be on campus should refer to the policies, requirements, and protocols outlined below.

Policies and Requirements

  • The UC Office of the President has established a systemwide vaccine policy that requires all UC employees and students to be vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, including a bivalent booster shot if eligible, before they will be allowed in any UC facility or office or to participate in any University programs. The COVID-19 vaccine bivalent booster dose may be declined by filling out the Vaccine Declination Statement located under the Clearances tab in your UCSB MyHealth Portal. Information is also available on UCSB's Student Health website.
  • Visitors and non-campus affiliates can be asked to complete the On Demand screening survey or the COVID-19 Screening for Minor Children. This survey produces clearance certificates that are emailed to the survey taker for use on campus when required. The survey is not required but may be used by campus departments who wish to screen their visitors for COVID-19 vaccination status and symptoms.
  • Visitors can be encouraged to test themselves for COVID-19 before arrival using rapid antigen home testing, and instructed to stay home if any symptoms of illness are present.

Individuals are considered up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination if they have received one updated bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they’ve received any of the original COVID-19 vaccines.

Mitigation Protocols

For faculty and staff members who are reporting to work on-site and for students who live in university housing or attend classes or conduct research on campus or want to access campus facilities, a number of protocols are in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. You can find them on our Campus Updates page.

In addition, employees working on-site must complete the “COVID-19 Returning to Work Training” course required by Cal/OSHA and the California Department of Public Health, which is available through the UC Learning Center.