We are thrilled to be back in person at UC Santa Cruz next week. We look forward to welcoming our students, providing re-engagement activities and sporting events, opening more facilities for campus use, and feeling the power of that lost and unique community.
As we have learned over the past 18 months, COVID-19 is difficult to predict, and as we look forward to everyone’s return, we must be flexible and flexible in this transition to primary education. We are here today to update our COVID-19 protocols and suggest what to expect when you return to campus.
- Fall Education Update
- Fall Incoming Parking and Traffic Reminders
- Welcome Week and Cornecopia
- Final Note – Mandatory immunization confirmation required
- Consequences of non-compliance with the UCC immunization policy
- Experimental resources
- Badge system for students
- Face mask requirements
Fall Education Update
Most of us – approximately 68 percent – will be physically present this fall. Individual students will see differences depending on the major and the courses they intend to take. Classes with more than 150 students occupy most of our remote offerings. We look forward to having more physical courses in the winter and spring as we return to more regular activities to keep the vaccines effective against COVID-19 variants. Over the past six quarters, including two summer sessions, we have learned many lessons in education, creativity, and accessibility, and our goal is to keep what we have learned in mind as we move forward.
McHenry Library and Science and Engineering Library buildings are open. Library customers will be asked to check the University Library website for up-to-date hours, service updates, and campus / building safety protocols. The library study rooms will be ready for this fall.
Fall Incoming Parking and Traffic Reminders
From September 16-19, we will welcome more than 9,000 resident students to our campus association. It’s been more than 18 months since we started this campus activity, and we want to remind you of the campus and traffic effects we normally experience and ask for your patience and flexibility.
We are waiting for thousands of additional vehicles on the campus. If you are an employee, if applicable, and your supervisor permits, please consider an alternative workplace. In addition, we strongly encourage alternative transportation to and from the campus (such as the Santa Cruz Metro bus service to accommodate incoming traffic).
Welcome Week and Cornecopia
Important Welcome Week sessions are offered, but alternative Welcome Week events are imaginative and physically mixed. Students should have access to the Welcome Week canvas program. College-based Welcome Week Activities / sessions are also included in the Welcome Week canvas program sent by the Position Office. As we talk about the reception, we will be hosting the famous Cornocopia event from September 20-21.
Final Note – Mandatory immunization confirmation required
If you have not already done so, please upload your immunization certificate immediately to a health e-mail to comply with the UC immunization policy. . Take note: If you received your vaccine at the UCC Santa Cruz campus, we have your immunization card file, and no action is required.
Unvaccinated students who made a special request Or you have a previously allowed difference Upon arrival at the campus, they will be subjected to a CV-19 test and will be tested on campus every four days following their arrival. Students who have not been vaccinated will be required to stay on campus for at least seven days after entering the campus, following strict precautions for all COVID-19 transmissions.
Students who did not make a special request or whose immunization request was rejected Not allowed on campus. If they have one in addition to accessing health services at the Student Health Center, they will not be allowed to enter their home on campus, attend physical education or engage in any other business or activity on the site.
For teachers and staff, You should take one of the following steps immediately :
For employees who work 100 percent of this distance, you will need to complete and approve UCSC’s daily telecommunications / remote work guidelines. Please contact your human resources and academic staff offices with any questions.
Consequences of non-compliance with the UCC immunization policy
If you do not upload your immunization certificate or make a special request, you will be considered a non-compliant.
For students, This means not being able to attend school or participate unless you are in the process of getting a full course of immunization (ie, until you get your first shot as part of the COVID-19 vaccine series). If you are a student, you may be referred to student conduct for non-compliance with university policy. If you do not have an approved exception or have not completed a completed immunization confirmation, you will receive a registration for the Quarterly Classes on November 1, 2021.
To the workers, You will continue to receive notifications to comply. Unruly workers will not be suspended immediately. However, as long as they are compliant, they must take immediate action to comply and comply with all non-medical interventions. Complete indoor public spaces, and daily sign checker. If you do not obey until October, you may be subject to progressive discipline, including termination of employment.
We take this policy very seriously: Complete compliance, if not fully vaccinated, is important for the health and well-being of our campus community.
Symptoms – Non-testing
The campus will continue its notification testing program, focusing on unoccupied faculties, staff and students. Immunization faculty, staff and students may use the campus asymptomatic testing services. An unidentified Kovid-19 test is on campus at the Meryl Cultural Center. More information about probationary hours, appointments and locations will be posted soon. Detailed information on the asymptomatic test program for vaccinated and unvaccinated people is available online.
Students who have not had immunizations and immunizations for covary-related symptoms should be tested at the Student Health Center. Employees who may experience symptoms of COVID-19 should see their primary care physician and / or be excluded from the CVID-19 test. You will also be asked to complete a daily screening survey.
Badge system for students
The campus will re-launch the badge system for students in Health e-Messenger. The badge shows your compliance status. You may need to show this badge while participating in UCSC activities such as eating in the dining room, being in the gym, etc. To see your badge status a week before classes begin, go to your health e-mail. Home screen and select Show Badge. Your badge will display the following colors depending on your level of compliance.
- Green (net); You can come to campus and stay there. You must still follow all of the UCSC COVID-related protocols.
- Yellow (excessive): You may arrive on campus, but you are late for your required COVID-19 test and / or you have not completed your daily signal test and you should take immediate action. Please note that campus services such as catering, campus business services, counseling, classrooms and labs, leisure facilities, libraries and transit, etc. may be accessible.
- Red (undefined, quarantine or solitary): you Inability Be on campus unless you have access to health care services at the Student Health Center. This means you are –
- Not in compliance with the UC COVID-19 immunization policy:Sign in to Health E-Messenger and submit a request for immunization or release request.
- Isolation: As long as your health care provider tells you it is best to leave, it is recommended that you stay home, but you can go out and walk away with other people covered. Isolation is used for people exposed to CVD-19. Isolation usually lasts 10-14 days from the date of exposure.
- Single: Stay home until your health care provider says it’s okay to leave. Isolation helps to isolate the sick. All symptoms are improving and you do not have a fever for 24 hours (without the use of antipyretics) usually lasts 10-14 days from the first symptoms.
- Blue (does not apply): Your badge will not be used to access any site. This means that the UC COVID-19 immunization policy will not apply because they will not come to campus or any university site for any reason. If you see blue and believe it is wrong, please contact Student Health Services to resolve the issue.
Face mask requirements
In the case of smallpox and all passenger buses on campus transit and metro buses, face masks are required. Masks may also be needed for outdoor activities when large crowds are expected.
In conclusion, we would like to thank all of our campus community for their work in helping us return to full operations. We look forward to seeing our slides in person soon.
your sincerely ,
Cindy and Lori