To the UC Davis Local community:
While we started winter quarter with substantially of our perform being performed and lots of classes getting held remotely, we look ahead to welcoming pupils, faculty and employees back again to our Davis campus and classrooms, Monday, January 31, as prepared.
We are carefully following our COVID-19 knowledge, as we have been just about every working day due to the fact March 2020. The Davis campus has handed the peak of omicron bacterial infections claimed by workers and pupils, with the positivity fee declining. We are going in the correct route.
We are grateful so quite a few of you stayed in city as we advised. If you are not in the location now, you really should occur again as soon as possible so you can obtain your exam final results ahead of January 31. Bear in mind, everybody ought to have a damaging COVID-19 test by our campus screening application prior to accessing campus facilities for the 1st time this quarter. If you are presently in this article, be sure to get examined this 7 days to assist avert long lines at the ARC upcoming week. Our campus tests application is also made available as a result of Healthier Davis Together in Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento.
For absolutely vaccinated students who live in residence halls: You are already demanded to bear testing every single seven times. As of January 31, if you have not been given your booster shot, you need to get tested just about every 4 days.
The screening requirements for all other pupils, college and team stay unchanged: If you have acquired your 1st vaccine sequence, it’s every single 14 days. If you are unvaccinated (with an accepted exception), you have to get examined each four times.
A PCR exam (saliva-centered like the one particular we administer, or nasal swab or nasopharyngeal swab) is the most precise for asymptomatic screening and is the only variety approved in our screening system. We do not accept the benefits of household antigen exams.
Reminder: In accordance with condition, county and campus plan, absolutely everyone must dress in a mask indoors (in most scenarios) and on mass transit. Unvaccinated people must also have on face coverings outdoors in crowded locations.
Though cloth encounter coverings still meet up with our necessity, we are following latest general public health and fitness assistance to persuade students and personnel to up grade to N95 and KN95 masks if possible. If you are university student, remember to get in touch with your important office to understand how to get one. We have a constrained source at this time and can supply only one particular per pupil. Employees should contact their departments.
We recognize that absences from programs are most likely to be additional typical than normal this quarter. Offered that, instructors of history have obtained a survey that makes it possible for them to opt in to a application that will assist selecting pupil personnel to record and upload lectures. If your teacher opts in, you will receive an e-mail with extra details.
Return to campus workplace
Staff members may perhaps return to campus on January 31. Previously approved flexible do the job arrangements remain in spot. Make sure you observe our campus and community wellbeing recommendations and chat with your supervisor if you have concerns.
A brilliant future
Gary S. May