Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 - 9:45 a.m.
More than 40 students or staff affiliated with the Cal Football program have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 2 weeks. Everyone is reminded to continue to follow safety protocols.
University Health Services, working in coordination with local public health authorities, has put in place additional testing and protocols that are required for outbreaks for 20 or more people. The latest testing has indicated only a few new positives, which shows the numbers are trending in the right direction. All members of the campus community are reminded to remain vigilant.
Everyone in the campus community should (1) use the symptom screener daily, (2) stay home when they have symptoms, (3) comply with the campus vaccination policy, (4) test when specifically directed to do by the campus and (5) observe the campus indoor face covering requirements, which we remind everyone are more restrictive than the city’s indoor face covering requirement.
Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 - noon
UC Berkeley has announced its instructional plans for the spring 2022 semester. The default mode of instruction will be in-person, regardless of class size. As is always the case, the limited number of courses that have been designed and approved to be delivered in an alternate mode of instruction are listed accordingly in the Course Catalog.For more information, read the entire campus message on spring 2022 plans for instruction.
Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 - 10 a.m.All students received a homecoming safety message today encouraging them to stay safe during the homecoming weekend. Key takeaways:
- Get Consent, Respect Boundaries: Practice affirmative consent at all times. Practice acceptance of your own and others’ boundaries.
- Gather smart: It’s best to gather only with fully-vaccinated friends or your household group. If you’re attending the game: fans are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in outdoor areas when in attendance at home events this season and facial coverings are required at all times in indoor spaces.
- Help reduce virus transmission: Face coverings are required indoors in campus buildings and off-campus in the City of Berkeley (also remember new rules requiring proof of vaccination for indoor eating establishments, gyms, etc.). Testing is free and available to all students, faculty and staff. Please take advantage of this important resource.