Campus Services

Preparing Facilities for More On-Site Activities

Updated May 19, 2021

In preparation of welcoming back more faculty, staff and learners as UCSF gradually expands on-site activities, teams across the campus are working to ensure the health and safety of the UCSF community.

The Recovery Operations Center team is continuing to review return to on-site plans for indoor dining, hosting events, masking and other evolving local public health guidelines. For example, UCSF is placing signage to comply with San Francisco Department of Public Health orders for common break areas, kitchens, building entrances, and restrooms.

 Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) staff will continue to make weekly compliance checks to make sure members of the UCSF community complete their daily health screening, don the appropriate face coverings indoors and maintain physical distancing in buildings.

Over the coming months, teams from custodial workers to grounds keepers will spruce up the indoors and outdoors, including power washing pathways and refreshing outdoor spaces. 

Among other activities that will be occurring over the next few weeks and on an ongoing basis are:

Cleaning and Disinfection: Custodial Services is getting the campus buildings ready and will provide the following prep work and continued support

Prep work

  • Shampooing classroom and common area carpets.
  • Deep cleaning of common areas such as stairwells, atriums, and hallways.
  • Reviewing classroom and conference room spaces for cleanliness and cleaning and disinfecting as needed.
  • Installing hand sanitizer dispensers throughout large classrooms and public areas such as outside elevators.

Continued support

  • Disinfecting high-touch common spaces including restrooms, elevators, stairwells, conference and classrooms, hallways and corridors every day.
  • Cleaning between classes.
  • Providing office cleaning supplies, such as disinfectant and hand sanitizer, available upon request.
  • Offering event set up and cleaning support

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC):

  • HVAC systems were adjusted early in the pandemic to maximize the distribution of 100 percent outside air to meet ASHRAE (American Society of Heating and Refrigeration Engineers) guidelines. Facilities Services plans to maintain these ventilation standards for the foreseeable future.
  • A work group was formed, consisting of professional engineers, EH&S, chief engineers, trades supervisors, and facilities operations staff to more closely review HVAC for classrooms and conference rooms throughout campus.
  • Air exchange rates were reviewed in more than 250 classrooms and conference rooms and Facilities made adjustments to comply with ASHRAE guidelines.

Water Quality, Lighting and Refreshing:

  • Flushed all building water fountains and tested for chlorine and legionella. Testing results confirmed no issues throughout campus buildings as well as childcare facilities.
  • Lighting fixtures are being checked and burnt out lamps being replaced in common areas, classrooms and conference spaces.


  • Orders should be limited to mission critical products and equipment

  • Supply Chain Management-Logistics will continue to deliver all essential medical gases ordered through our Oyster Point facility.

  • Deliveries of products (e.g., liquid nitrogen, helium, lab supplies, etc.) related to essential research activities will continue. The research group will need to arrange for someone to receive the deliveries.  

  • All VWR, Fisher, Office Depot, and Blaisedell orders that are routed through Oyster Point will continue to be delivered daily.

  • Items not routed through Oyster Point should continue to be delivered direct.



All UCSF employees and students are welcome to park on campus, as part of the University’s ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts. 

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For your safety, all passengers must wear a mask when boarding and riding the shuttle. Shuttles are limited to 12 passengers seated only in designated seats to allow space for physical distancing.

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Fitness Centers

Both Bakar and Millberry Fitness Centers will be closed until further notice.

  • All memberships will be placed on hibernation at no charge.
  • A timeline for our reopening will be emailed as we received direction from the University.
  • If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Child Care and Family Services

Three of UCSF’s on-site/near-site child care centers are operating with reduced capacity given restrictions on group sizes and social distancing requirements (Laurel Heights Child Development Center, Kirkham Child Development Center, and University Child Care at Mission Bay). UCSF centers are operated by Bright Horizons.

Additional resources, such as UCSF’s Child Care Referral Service, back-up care program, Sittercity web resource and community emergency child care programs are also available for members of the UCSF community. Learn more on Campus Life Services' Child Care Closures and Alternative Care page.

Other Campus Services

Please visit the Campus Life Services site for the latest updates on impacts to Event Services, Documents & Media, Facilities Services, and Custodial Services.