COVID-19 Updates from SHC

The COVID-19 updates on this page about Student Health Services. For full UCSC Campus COVID-19 updates, see

SHC IS OPEN and committed to protecting your health! See our Current Services list to learn about new telehealth services and how to use UC SHIP while off-campus.


September 18, 2020

Read about the new COVID-19 requirements for on-campus students and staff, including an overview of the daily symptom check and testing program, FAQs, and how to get help.


August 5, 2020

Even young and healthy people need to take COVID seriously. Here are a few links you should read to understand why:

Want to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community? Then see the UCSC Recovery site, which has six important tips to curb COVID-19 while on campus, summarized in the graphic below. You can make a big positive impact by following these tips!

If you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19, here's information from the County of Santa Cruz about how to self-quarantine.


July 22, 2020

Thank you for allowing UCSC Student Health Center to care for you. Safety is our highest priority and to protect everyone in our buildings and reduce the risk from COVID-19, we ask that you do not bring any visitors to your appointments, unless they are a support person for patients who require assistance because of developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or limitations or cognitive impairment.

We’ve added measures to ensure that you continue to receive safe care and all students, visitors, and vendors will be screened and asked to follow the entry requirements outlined below. For everyone's safety, we ask that you respect this rule and follow these procedures.

Requirements of Responsible Visiting

  1. Everyone is screened daily
  2. Screeners will provide a surgical mask if you have respiratory symptoms, but cloth masks are allowed for medical appointments
  3. Hand hygiene: Visitors will use hand sanitizer on entry and periodically throughout their visit to the Student Health Center
  4. Visitors must practice physical distancing by keeping a two-arm distance from others and obeying visual cues on floors, furniture and walls


June 16, 2020

The CDC published some helpful guidelines on how to stay safe when you're out in public. Please take a look. Many counties are easing lockdown restrictions and you might go outside your home more often now. However, COVID-19 is still here and the risks are still very real. If you go out, make sure you know how to protect yourself and your loved ones.