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  • COVID-19
  • Big Shift
  • Political activities
  • Roads and paths
  • Transit and parking


  • “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 — are required to complete this course by Friday, 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.
  • Flu vaccinationsPer executive order by the Office of the President, all students, faculty and staff living, learning or working at any UC location must receive a flu vaccination by Nov. 1.
  • 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

goldThis 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.

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.