Returning to Campus: Navigating the New Normal

Event Date

Zoom Webinar

This webinar aimed to answer questions, address concerns and promote psychological and physical safety as many staff return to campus in Fall 2021.

Featured speakers included:

  • Rob Starkey, Psy.D. | Academic & Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
  • Karega Paisley, M.D., M.P.H. | Occupational Health Services
  • Terri De La Mora | Employee & Labor Relations

This webinar was hosted by Staff Assembly, Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program and the units listed above. Please contact with any questions.

Recording of the August 30, 2021 webinar Returning to Campus: Navigating the New Normal with subtitles/closed captioning.


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Frequently Asked Questions from the Webinar

  •  Is the Daily Symptom Survey requirement continuing? What do results mean? 
  • For at least the beginning of Fall quarter, the Daily Symptom Survey requirement will continue. Details on the survey and results.
  • What are the COVID testing requirements for fully vaccinated people on campus? What if I am working remotely and not coming to campus at all, do I still need to test?
  •  Starting September 20, fully vaccinated employees are required to participate in COVID testing once every fourteen days. COVID testing requirement details are updated here.
  • Where can I eat while I am working on campus? 
  • Removing a face covering to eat indoors is not permitted, with the following few exceptions:
    • Campus dining locations, employee breakrooms, private offices when alone
    • During a time-specific, indoor and hosted event where food will be served/permitted (examples: team meeting in a departmental conference room with breakfast or lunch; hosted events with catering) 
      Additionally, unvaccinated employees must maintain 6 feet of physical distance when eating in a workplace setting.
  • What are COVID related leave options once the current Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) expires on 9/30/2021?
  • Guidance on staff leave programs comes from UC Office of the President (UCOP). There has not been an update to COVID related leave programs at this time. If an update occurs, the leave details will be posted on the COVID-19 Leaves & Job Protections page, and publicized by both Human Resources and Staff Assembly.
  • What happens when someone tests positive for COVID 19 on campus? Will quarantining take place?
  • On the Davis campus, positive test results for COVID-19 are reported to Yolo County Public Health and delivered securely to a case investigator at Student Health and Counseling Services for contact tracing and other follow-up measures. In the contact tracing process, a case investigator with UC Davis first reaches out to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 on campus to alert them to their positive diagnosis, provide direction and support for isolation, provide consultation and appointments for ongoing medical care, and gather information about recent close contacts and social activities. As a next step, university contact tracers will then reach out to on-campus individuals identified as "close contacts" to provide guidance on quarantine, testing and care per public health guidance. A "close contact" is someone who was within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes, over a 24-hour period. The confidentiality of individuals with positive results will be protected, and their name and COVID-19 status will not be shared with close contacts. More information is available on the contact tracing website.

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