UC COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

As of June 12, the campus recently announced that the University of California will move forward with a vaccine mandate. What this means for students at this time is that:

  • The effective date for policy compliance will be Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, two weeks before the UC Berkeley fall term begins.

  • The policy will allow for narrow medical exemptions consistent with CDC guidance and manufacturer labeling on contraindications and precautions. As with other policies and, in accordance with relevant federal and California law, faculty, staff and students will also be eligible to request disability accommodations and exceptions based on religious belief. Additional information will be outlined broadly in the general implementation guidance and in detail in location-specific guidance by mid-July.

  • Those with approved exemptions or accommodations may return to campus with the requirement that they remain masked in all public settings and comply with the campus testing plan, which at a minimum will be weekly. 

  • Those that are in the process of getting their vaccination or not yet fully vaccinated may return to campus with the requirement that they remain masked in all public settings and comply with the campus testing plan, which at a minimum will be weekly until they are considered fully vaccinated (14 days after final vaccine dose). 
  • If you received the vaccine at an off-campus vaccination site, you will need to upload a record of your vaccination to the secure eTang portal as soon as you have received your last dose and have a complete vaccination card. If you were vaccinated on campus, no further action is required.

More information can be found in the FAQs for students (PDF) and employees (PDF)