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  • Flu shots: Davis campus
  • COVID-19
  • WarnMe
  • Blood and marrow drives
  • Big Shift
  • Funding
  • Political activities
  • Roads and paths
  • Transit and parking

Flu shots: Davis campus

  • Per executive order from the Office of the President (as revised Sept. 29) “All students, faculty and staff living, learning or working on premises at any UC location must receive a flu vaccine, unless they receive an approved medical exemption or disability or religious accommodation.” You must report you have been vaccinated or submit an approved exemption or accommodation by Nov. 1. Please note: Even though you may not be living, learning or working on premises at this time, consider the entire length of the flu season, which typically begins in October and can last into May. If there is a possibility you will be living, learning or working on premises during this period, you should get a flu shot or certify you have received an exemption or accommodation by Nov. 1. UC strongly encourages all other members of the campus community — and their families — to get the flu vaccination.
  • Updated FAQs — For employees and students.
  • Exemptions and accommodationsStart the process by talking with your supervisor.
  • How to self-report you have been vaccinated Use the Daily Symptom Survey, which has been updated with flu vaccine questions. You should use the survey to report your flu shot before Nov. 1 even if you would not otherwise be required to answer the survey at this time; that is, you are not planning to be on campus before Nov. 1. By answering now, you will be in compliance if you have need to be on campus at any time during the flu season, which can last into May. Note: After answering the flu vaccine questions, you must complete the rest of the survey or your vaccination report will not be recorded.
  • When and where to get a vaccination on campus9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment through Oct. 30, The Pavilion at the ARC.
  • UC Davis Health has its own flu vaccination requirement and reporting system.


  • “Return to Campus” eLearning courseAny employees who are now working on campus, or plan to work on campus before January 2021 — including academic, staff and student employees — should have completed this course by Sept. 25. All other employees, regardless of their remote work status, are required to complete the training by Dec. 15. [UC Davis Health employees at the Sacramento campus are exempt, as they have their own training materials.]
  • Daily Symptom Survey To be completed upon entering Davis campus facilities.
  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Face coverings Required at all times, on everyone, at all UC Davis locations. Indoors, the only exceptions are when you are eating or drinking or in private spaces such as dorm rooms, single-occupancy offices, showers and the like. Outdoors, you must keep your face coverings on when 6 feet of distancing from others is not feasible.
  • Gatherings Events that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space or place, are not allowed, in accordance with state law.
  • Campus Ready


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Blood and marrow drives

  • Wednesday-Thursday, Nov 4-5 — Conducted by Vitalant. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, The Pavilion at the ARC. Appointments are encouraged and can be arranged online (log in to your Vitalant account or proceed as a guest; search for the UC Davis blood drives by using Blood Drive Code SMFL016). Normally, Vitalant would be holding its Causeway Classic Blood Drive around now, an annual competition between UC Davis and California State University, Sacramento. But this year’s classic has been called off, due to the pandemic.
  • Read Chancellor Gary S. May’s statement welcoming blood drives on campus, while also asserting: UC Davis strongly supports the development of evidence-based policies that would allow blood donations from all who are safely able to give, and stands strongly against all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation.

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The Big Shift is the campuswide heating system conversion project, whereby steam lines are being replaced with hot water lines. Heat exchangers in buildings will draw heat off the hot water, to heat the buildings, just like we do now with steam. The hot water system will use electricity (a renewable resource) to heat the water, instead of natural gas, a fossil fuel, that is used in the steam system. The hot water system will use less energy, because the water need not be heated to boiling (for steam), and will be safer to maintain.


  • COVID-Impacted Research Funding Program The Office of Research announced the availability of one-time funding to eligible principal investigators who, because of the pandemic, curtailed their research activities and whose extramural funding may be in danger of running out before project completion; or who may have used limited existing resources for research support but were not able to get the expected level of support due to COVID-19. Deadline for application forms and budget workbooks: Oct. 30.
  • Seed Grants for International Activities — Global Affairs has issued a call for proposals for the 2020-21 grant cycle. Deadline: Dec. 7 to Global Affairs, but, take note: Seven colleges and schools require an application by Nov. 23 for preapproval.

Political activities

  • Prohibition on political campaign interventionThe University of California strongly supports public and civic engagement by members of the university community, in both their professional and personal capacities. At the same time, we must adhere to the restrictions outlined in this advisory from the Office of General Counsel.

Roads and paths

Transit and parking

  • Daily parking permits — Transportation Services announced new permit options of one, three and five hours, thereby lowering the cost for people who need to park on campus but are not staying for a full day. All permit vending machines had been reprogrammed as of Aug. 13 to sell one-hour permits for $1.50, three-hour permits for $4.50 and five-hour permits for $7.50 — or $10 for all day. The one-, three- and five-hour permits should be especially useful for employees who are mostly working at home and therefore no longer have long-term parking permits, yet still need to come to campus on occasion. The $1.50 per hour fee is the same as what you would pay at a meter. And while Transportation Services will raise most other permit fees Sept. 1, it will not raise daily permit fees. See Updates for Fall 2020 here.
  • Permit refunds In light of the new daily permit options, people who purchased long-term permits (quarter or longer) are welcome to return them for a refund — and Transportation Services will waive its administrative fees for refunds requested through Monday, Aug. 31.
  • Parking permit enforcement Resumed Aug. 1, after having been suspended since mid-March due to the pandemic. Also, most permit rates are going up Sept. 1.
  • Parking enforcement in restricted spaces Resumed May 18 in red zones (no parking), spaces reserved for disabled people, and other restricted spaces.