COVID-19 Protocols

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COVID-19 Testing 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Campus Masking

Isolation Update

COVID-19 Testing 

PCR Testing is available at a variety of locations in Santa Cruz County.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Visit this link for updates and communications on how to attest or decline.

For staff and faculty COVID-19 information please visit the Risk Services department website


Campus Masking

While healthy individuals are no longer required to wear masks to enter student health facilities, anyone with respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat), must still wear a mask when visiting UCSC Student Health. Because masks help protect the mask wearer and others from communicable disease exposure, SHS continues to strongly recommend their use in all healthcare facilities. 

California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA guidelines both state that individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must mask for 10 days following a positive test. Depending on community levels, mask requirements may change. 

Regardless of the COVID-19 community levels, CDPH recommends

  • Wear a mask around others if you have respiratory symptoms 
  • Consider wearing a mask in indoor areas of public transportation  
  • When choosing to wear a mask, ensure your mask provides the best fit and filtration 
  • If you’ve had a significant exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, wear a mask for 10 days.

Isolation Update

Most of our campus community is up-to-date on their vaccinations, and there are more therapeutics available now to reduce the severity of COVID-19. Students living in university housing who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate in place and follow the COVID-19 Positive Test Result instructions.