COVID-19 Resources

The information on this page is directed to UCSF faculty, staff and learners and Benioff Children's Hospitals faculty. For patient information, visit UCSF Health’s COVID-19 Information for Patients & Visitors or COVID-19 Vaccines at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals websites.



Return-to-Work Guidelines
UCSF has recently revised its guidelines for returning to work.
Masking on Campus and in  Health Facilities
Effective April 3, wearing masks is now optional except in areas where patients are present.
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
Get the latest information about COVID-19 cases and testing at UCSF.

Latest Updates

April 1, 2024

UCSF COVID-19 Policy and Guidance remains UNCHANGED. While the March 1, 2024, Respiratory Virus Guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is intended for general public and community settings, UCSF follows and adheres to stricter guidelines in accordance with health care systems and high-risk congregate settings. For this reason, you may notice a difference in guidance when reading CDC information and should always follow UCSF guidance.

The CDC recommends:  

  • If you are 65 years and older, you should receive one additional dose of any updated COVID-19 vaccine at least four months following the previous dose of updated COVID-19 Vaccine. Updated COVID-19 vaccine references the 2023–2024 Formula COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer-BioNTech). 
  • Immunocompromised individuals should follow a COVID-19 vaccination schedule guided by a health care practitioner based on their age and vaccination history. 

For specific details and all other situations, refer to the CDC website


January 23, 2024

Monovalent COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all members of the UCSF community, including employees of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, are required to obtain the latest monovalent COVID-19 vaccine or decline vaccination by March 1, 2024.

To meet the requirement and align with University of California policy, please take one of the following actions:

  • Use the Digital Screener to attest that you have received the vaccination or plan to receive it, or upload documentation of vaccination to the Occupational Health Portal (VPN required). 
  • Complete a declination either through the Digital Screener or OHS Portal.

Read the full message from Josh Adler, Chief Clinical Officer, UCSF Health.  


REMINDER: Always complete COVID-19 testing for any symptoms to detect and prevent the spread of the virus. 

  • The Digital Screener is required for COVID-19 infection reporting and Occupational Health Services (OHS) clearance. It is available through the Mobile App or the Digital Screener website. 
  • Take the Digital Screener for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposure guidance.
  • Symptoms include: sore / scratchy throat, cough, congestion / runny nose, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, fever, diarrhea, nausea / vomiting, loss of taste/smell, eye redness / discharge, or any change from baseline.



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