UCSF Research at ZSFG during COVID-19

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Selected Announcements and Guidance from DPH and the UCSF Office of Research

November 2, 2020 - The UCSF Office of Research is strongly encouraging all Clinical Research Coordinators to complete a new online training course, Clinical Research During COVID-19, before the end of November. The brief course is hosted on the UC Learning platform and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Additional details including instructions for how to access the course are posted on the Office of Research website.

October 7, 2020 - ZSFG Return to Work Guidance has been updated to clarify:

  • circumstances in which employees with household members that have unconfirmed yet high likelihood for having COVID-19 may be quarantined out of work by ZSFG OHS (footnote at the end of Table 4).
  • ZSFG and UCSF have slight differences in return to work guidelines. At ZSFG, employees with high risk exposures will be quarantined for 14 days. In other exposure cases, as long as an individual is asymptomatic, they may continue to work. This difference is allowed under CDC staffing shortage mitigation plan.
    UCSF employees working at ZSFG will only need to follow ZSFG guidance, but when working at another UCSF location they will need to follow UCSF guidance requiring 14-day quarantine and symptom monitoring for both high and medium risk exposures.
  • ZSFG OHS will cc [email protected] representatives with communications on return to work letters. These letters do not contain specific health information, and primarily serve to notify HR departments on expected off work/return to work dates.

September 15, 2020 - Phase 3 of increased onsite research will begin on September 17. Laboratory-based research allowable density will increase to 50% density, or the equivalent of one person per two workstations, and the allowable density for onsite Category 3 clinical research will increase to 25%.

June 26th, 2020 - Updated guidance for clinical research, including a Return to Work Checklist with useful information and links for general considerations and research participants.

June 4th, 2020 - Phase 2 of the laboratory-based research reopening will begin on June 8th, in which the allowable density will increase to 25% capacity, or about one person per four workstations.

May 14th, 2020 - Guidance for Phase 1 of the Planning for Gradual Increase of UCSF Research Activity.

A full list of communications from the Office of Research regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Guidance to Researchers can be found at https://research.ucsf.edu/.


ZSFG-Specific FAQ for the Gradual Increase of UCSF Research Activity

This FAQ addresses aspects of this initiative that are unique and specific to ZSFG and is not intended to reiterate information provided in the UCSF guidance. It represents the best current knowledge and will be continually updated as new information becomes available.

If you have questions about the ZSFG-specific policy, please email [email protected].
For questions about the UCSF policy, please email [email protected].



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