UCSF Research at ZSFG during COVID-19

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

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/.


March 5, 2021 - Category 3 clinical research density will increase from 25% to 50% on Monday, March 8, 2021.

January 28, 2021 - Category 3 clinical research density will increase from 12.5% to 25% on Monday, February 1, 2021.

January 22, 2021 - Allowable laboratory research density will increase to 50% on Monday, January 25, 2021. On-site Category 3 clinical research will remain at 12.5% density.

January 6, 2021 - Effective January 14th, staff screening is transitioning to online screening only.

December 31, 2020 - ZSFG Return to Work Guidance has been updated:

  • Employees who return from international travel are mandated to quarantine for 10 days with testing offered between day 5-9 from date of return.
  • Emloyees who return from domestic travel outside of the Bay area may continue to work if asymptomatic but are strongly recommended to quarantine for 10 days. Testing may be offered to those with significant risk of domestic travel-related exposure.
  • Although there is no explicit statement on HR/leave guidance in the linked document, OHS will counsel employees to contact managers/supervisors regarding travel-related leave. We understand it that travel-related time off will not be considered covid leave, but personal/vacation time.




    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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