Latest Updates

Updated September 30, 2022

NOTE: UCSF COVID-19 Response Town Halls occur the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month.  Email invitations are sent UCSF-wide a few days before each town hall.

UCSF Upgrades Digital Sreener to Automate Process

UCSF is upgrading and renaming its Daily Health Screener to the new Digital Screener as it transitions to a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, UCSF will release the Digital Screener, which now fully automates the process for users to complete the screener, report positive COVID-19 tests and get guidance, and obtain return-to-work clearance for most COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, and positive test results.

For the most part, the actual screener interface will have minimal changes and most screens will remain the same. Employees and learners can still call the COVID Hotline for special circumstances or if they do not have access to the online screener.

This change will not only reduce delays for employees and learners waiting to hear back from the COVID Response Team, but it also streamlines and automates the documentation process enabling UCSF to track current case and transmission rates faster and easier.

Now when employees and learners answer the questions in the Digital Screener, they will receive automated return-to-work clearance based on their specific situation.

With these enhancements, the Digital Screener will add an extra layer of data security to safeguard individuals’ private health information. The Digital Screener will ask users for two-factor authentication – their email and their date of birth – to ensure data security.

The Digital Screener will function in these areas:

  • Onsite screening
  • Testing, reporting exposures, symptoms and infections and isolation
  • Clearance to return to work

COVID Hotline Modifies Hours: Sept. 28-30, 2022

The COVID Hotline will have modified hours as the Office of Population Health will be attending its annual retreat. Please note this effects the patient and employee/learner hotline. The scheduling line will remain open for those who need to schedule their COVID-19 or MPX vaccine. Please note the following:

Thursday, Sept. 29: COVID Hotline will be CLOSED

Friday, Sept. 30: COVID Hotline will re-open from 1 p.m-5 p.m.