Top Tips for Current COVID-19 Surge

Updated: January 21, 2022

Return to Work Clearance

Take or Re-take the UCSF Daily Screener to clear yourself for return to campus or onsite work.  It will guide your next steps if you’ve had symptoms, exposures, travel or a positive COVID test! Most situations don’t require using the COVID hotline, making the hotline more available for those with questions and advice. For reference, here are the Details on Return To Work and an infographic to show the key highlights. 

Visitation Status

Clinical Management Guidelines

Ambulatory Therapeutics for COVID-19

Personal Protective Equipment 

N95 masks are now broadly recommended. See the N95 and Eye Protection PPE Update and access FIT Testing here. PPE Reuse and Extended Use of PPE are now allowed.

Our Data

Access the UCSF COVID Dashboard to see COVID data across our health system.  

UCSF Health is in Red Surge Status with cases, hospitalizations, and case positivity very high and increasing. New features of the dashboard include cases by primary vs. secondary COVID diagnosis (are you hospitalized “for” or “with” COVID19 infection) and by vaccination status.


Thank you for getting boosted!

Upload your vaccine documentation to the Occupational Health Portal if you received your vaccine outside of UCSF. UCSF requires boosters by January 31st, 2022. See UCSF Vaccination/Booster Locations and Hours


We are experiencing testing and turnaround delays. To improve turnaround times, only test as guided by the Daily Screener or by the COVID Hotline. Do not use Color testing to retest once you are COVID positive.  See UCSF Testing Details to access how to get yourself or your household members tested. 


Please access the Coping Resources for Times of Crisis.

Clinical Services Considerations

If accessing Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Consultations, please use these Radiology Reading Room Phone Numbers for phone/telehealth consultation in lieu of in-person consultation for the time being.