This guidance has been prepared by the UC Office of the President to provide standardized systemwide information concerning COVID-19 and to assist UC locations in issuing local procedures, should they wish to do so. The guidance applies to all UC locations, including campuses, UC health systems, Agriculture & Natural Resources and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This guidance provides information and recommendations to assist academic leaders, managers and supervisors in addressing concerns related to COVID-19. The virus [2] causing this illness is different from common coronaviruses that circulate among humans and cause mild illness, similar to the common cold. The recommendations below will help prevent its spread.

UC will act in accordance with all applicable public health directives and UC’s guidance, policies and regulations cannot conflict with public health orders.

For the latest COVID-19 guidance for UC employees, visit:

References to CDC Level 1, 2, or 3 Travel Health Notice countries are specific to situations where a CDC Travel Health Notice has been issued due to the risk of transmission of COVID-19 transmission risk.

Guidance for UC locations concerning COVID-19

Download the guidance for UC locations concerning COVID-19 **Updated on March 8, 2020 at 4 p.m. PST. Review questions A2-A8 for updated guidance. 

Download March 6, 2020 - UC COVID-19 Guidance Revisions



[1] COVID-19 (an acronym for coronavirus disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). That virus was assigned the temporary designation of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Because of the large number of publications and guidance documents produced, the virus may still be referred to by its temporary designation in some references.
[2] SARS-CoV-2