Guidelines for Eating and Drinking Safely While Working Onsite

Safety is Always on the Menu
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, please take the precautions when dining in shared spaces or breakrooms.

Updated March 16, 2022

Beginning March 16, 2022, employees, learners and visitors do not need to show proof of vaccination to eat at indoor campus eateries.

When convening in any shared space, including a break, conference, charting or team room:

  • Wear a face covering at all times
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after convening

When eating or drinking in a shared space or outdoors, please make sure you:

  • Replace your mask as soon as possible after eating or drinking
  • Clean surfaces before and after eating or drinking
  • When feasible, eat meals outdoors instead of using cafeterias or dining rooms
  • Use individually plated or bagged meals
  • Make sure to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately before and after eating

Always remember to:

  • Leave shared spaces clean and ready for the next person to use
  • Respectfully remind colleagues to properly wear their face coverings
  • Take the daily health screener before coming on site
  • Stay home when feeling sick 

Shared Outdoor Break Areas

Some outdoor spaces on campus have been identified as break areas where onsite workers can safely physically distance while eating or taking a break.

At Parnassus Heights outdoor break areas are located at:

  • ACC Terrace
  • Saunders Court
  • Exterior Kalmanovitz Library
  • Millberry Union (formerly Palio’s Break, room MU 136) space with small outdoor patio
  • FAMRI Terrace between Library and Millberry Union
  • Dolby Regenerative Medicine Rooftop
  • Moffitt Café Terrace

At Mission Bay outdoor break and dining areas are located at:

  • Koret Quad
  • Gene Friend Way
  • 4th Street Plaza (Mission Bay hospital)
  • SF Kebab (for dining)

Please remember to abide by these safe eating guidelines every time you enjoy a meal or beverage while on-site at UCSF.