COVID-19 Updates

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  • 8/17/2022: Reminder on Masking Policy in Indoor Campus Settings: UCSF's current policy strongly recommends masking indoors and requires it in clinical settings. More Information

  • 12/1/2021: COVID 19 Winter Bridges Curriculum Update: Plans to gradually restore in-person large group lecture. More Information

  • 10/1/21: COVID 19 Update: Gathering and Small Groups Allowed (50 or less). More information

  • 8/4/21: Curriculum update: Details about adaptations of the Bridges Curriculum in response to the COVID Delta variant. More information

  • Effective July 15, 2021 faculty, staff, students and trainees already working on campus must be vaccinated.  Anyone not vaccinated must be vaccinated at least two weeks before coming to a UCSF campus or location for any work-related activities. Students must submit their proof of vaccination to Student Health & Counseling Services. Visit the Vaccine Hub for more Information.

  • UC Office of the President Proposal for Revised Vaccination Policy for Fall 2021: The University of California is proposing a revised COVID-19 vaccination policy to begin in Fall 2021. The proposed policy will replace the interim policy and require all faculty, staff, trainees and students who access campus facilities at any UC location to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and would allow for individual exemptions (details will be forthcoming).

  • Effective April 15, 2021, F2 and Career Launch students who are vaccinated are permitted to participate in the care of patients who are known or suspected to be positive for COVID (i.e., patients whose COVID status requires an enhanced level of precaution [e.g., “Novel Respiratory Virus precautions”]: More information

Where can students send additional questions? [email protected]

COVID-19 Medical Education Principles, Code of Conduct and Guidance

COVID-19 Medical Education Principles

  • Our top priority is the safety of all, including patients, students, faculty, staff
  • We are committed to ensuring that all students have the clinical experiences needed to continue to make progress toward curricular milestones and graduation
  • We are reintroducing students to our limited clinical sites in a staged, prioritized way, starting with more advanced learners first
  • In many instances, clinical experiences occur at affiliate or partner and community sites; we are committed to working safely with them around our educational collaborations

COVID-19 Citizenship Code of Conduct for Students  

All students are asked to attest to this code to protect themselves, each other, and their communities; and to serve as public health role models. Students affirm that responsible behavior extends to off-campus and personal lives, including at minimum:  

  • Always wearing a mask in public and when gathering with individuals outside our households
  • Maintaining physical distance of at least six feet in public and when gathering with individuals outside our households
  • Limiting the size of outdoor gatherings
  • Minimizing the size of indoor gatherings with people outside our households

Students commit to adhering fully to current and future directives about social encounters from state and local public health officials. 

Medical Education Leadership Messages Related to COVID-19

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Omicron Update to COVID 19 Activities (January 7, 2022)
Update to Winter Activities (December 1, 2021)
Update on Group Gatherings (10/1/2021)
Delta Variant Curriculum update (August 4, 2021)
White Coat Ceremony Update (August 3, 2021)
Update to Launch Week and Differences Matter Orientation (July 30, 2021)
Change in COVID-Related Precautions (June 22, 2021)
Students Treating COVID Patients (April 15, 2021)