Fall 2021 COVID Guidelines for Students

Fall 2021 COVID testing, vaccination, self-sequester arrival guidelines for students

COVID-19 Testing inside the RSF - Image of Lined up table stations

Students living in on-campus housing


All students, whether fully vaccinated or not, will need to do a move-in UHS COVID test prior to getting keys. This will be organized as part of your check-in process.

Vaccinated

Unvaccinated/Not fully vaccinated

  • Self-sequester** for 7 days (regardless of test results).

  • Get vaccinated, unless you have a contraindication. During self-sequester, getting vaccinated is allowed and strongly recommended, as long as the daily campus symptom screener is completed the day of getting a vaccine.

Students not living in on-campus housing


Vaccinated

  • Upload your vaccine records in eTang.
  • If you have not done so before, get ONE COVID test at a campus testing site (this will allow your campus badge to record compliance, required for access to some campus facilities).

Unvaccinated/Not fully vaccinated

International Students,*** regardless of housing


Vaccinated

  • Upload your vaccine records in eTang.
  • Get tested before you leave, and 5 days after arrival in the U.S.

  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days; get tested and call UHS at (510) 642-2000 if you develop symptoms.

Unvaccinated/Not fully vaccinated

  • Get tested before you leave, and 5 days after arrival.

  • Self-sequester for 7 days after arrival (regardless of test results).

  • Get vaccinated, unless you have a contraindication.  During self-sequester, getting vaccinated is allowed and strongly recommended, as long as the daily campus symptom screener is completed the day of getting a vaccine.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days; get tested and call UHS at (510) 642-2000 if you develop symptoms.

  • Continue weekly COVID testing until fully vaccinated.

*Asymptomatic vaccinated UCB students will do periodic surveillance testing either as part of random surveillance or in response to any emerging clusters. Once fully vaccinated, no testing is required for 180 days, then a UHS COVID test is required to keep the testing badge valid for another 90 days.

**Self-Sequester = Leave room only to pick up meals, solo outdoor exercise, or urgent medical care.  Do not attend in-person classes. Stay masked whenever you leave your room, including in bathrooms and outside.

***Students who have traveled by airplane, bus, or train from anywhere outside California are also strongly advised to follow these guidelines.