Protocols for Vendors Working on Campus

Updated January 21, 2021

UCSF is adhering to the mandatory 10-day quarantine policy imposed by the City and County San Francisco​ for those traveling from outside the nine-county Bay Area, plus Santa Cruz County (commuters are exempt from the quarantine policy). ​Individuals who are not able to quarantine must attest that they have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering UCSF facilities. 

If you need a COVID-19 test, please contact the UCSF COVID-19 hotline at 415-514-7328 and provide code "Vendor 2021" when prompted. Please have your insurance information available when calling.

Vendors with questions about quarantine, testing or approval to enter UCSF campus facilities or UCSF Health facilities can send an inquiry to [email protected] 

To ensure the health and safety of the UCSF community, UCSF is requiring vendors who come to work at its campus locations to follow health measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including:

*Required even for quick deliveries

For the purposes of the policy below, vendors are defined as contractors who perform services on UCSF property that involves more than just a quick delivery. Examples of work performed on-site by vendors includes equipment installations, repairs, and servicing, gas refills, and clinical research monitoring by research sponsors or third parties.

  • All on-site work by vendors must be approved by Department Heads or Principal Investigators; no higher-level approval is required. Following initial approval of a vendor project, each individual site visit necessary to perform the work needs to be coordinated in advance with an appropriate UCSF contact.
  • Some select vendors have been issued a UCSF ID and are on campus full-time or for extended periods of time (generally, months or longer), such as those working in retail, food service, and building operations. These vendors must also follow all the same policies and protocols as UCSF employees.
  • Construction contractors hired by UCSF Real Estate and other campus units are required to adhere to the terms of their contracts and their site-specific health and safety plans.
  • The UCSF Vendor & Campus Guest Health Screening tool is built on the Qualtrics platform and follows UCSF’s COVID-19 Symptom Screening Program privacy practices.