UCSF Research at ZSFG during COVID-19

April 10, 2023 - Updated masking guidelines for ZSFG indicate that in ambulatory clinical settings, masks will be encouraged, but not required of patients, clients, and visitors in individual exam rooms, consultation rooms, and procedure rooms. Masks continue to be required for patients, clients, and visitors when entering buildings on the ZSFG campus and will continue to be worn in lobbies, hallways, waiting rooms, elevators and other shared spaces. All staff have the option to use a more protective mask, such as an N95 respirator, if they choose to do so.

Per the March 1 Health & Safety Update - Masking and Food & Drinks, masks continue to be optional for staff in non-clinical work areas that are not accessed by patients. Staff may continue to wear masks or N95/K95 respirators for added protection and people should respect the choices others make for their health and safety.


April 3, 2023 - UCSF has eased several COVID-19 policies in alignment with current public health orders. Detailed information is posted at https://coronavirus.ucsf.edu/. The policy changes that apply to UCSF employees at ZSFG include:

  • Masking on campus shuttles and at shuttle stops is no longer required but recommended.
  • Effective April 3, Color testing will no longer be available.

March 1, 2023 - Per recent communication from Greg Wagner, SFDPH Chief Operating Officer on behalf of SFDPH Director Dr. Grant Colfax, State and local COVID-19 emergencies have ended. At ZSFG, masking is now optional for staff in non-clinical areas, such as administrative work areas or conference and break rooms. Masking will continue to be required for staff, patients, visitors, and the general public in all clinical and indoor public areas.