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Recent Campus Updates on Coronavirus

By News and Media Relations on August 7, 2020 in University

Here are recent campus updates for the coronavirus. Also, see the main Coronavirus Campus Information website, which includes:

You can find Chancellor Gary S. May's messages here.


Friday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m.

UC to require flu immunizations by Nov. 1

The University of California announced today that an influenza immunization will be required for students and employees at all locations this fall. In consultation with public health authorities, the UC Immunization Policy Committee recommended the measure due to the potential for widespread community transmission of influenza, in addition to the COVID-19, both of which would put a severe burden on already strained health care systems. The deadline for immunization or receiving a medical exemption is Nov. 1. Read the Q&A.

Big Sky Conference postpones football to spring 2021

The Big Sky Conference, in which UC Davis plays football, announced today that it is postponing its fall 2020 football season to spring 2021. The conference’s Presidents’ Council, of which UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May is a member, con­vened Thursday and voted to move forward in this manner. Read the Big Sky news release and a message from UC Davis Athletics Director Kevin Blue.

California public health officials releases guidance for higher education

The California Department of Public Health today released statewide interim guidance for institutions of higher education to help them and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction when appropriate based on local conditions.

The guidance identifies areas they must consider as they resume in-person instruction and outlines steps conditions under which collegiate athletics may return. Read the news release and the full guidance document.

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