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Nothing can completely eliminate the risk of in-person celebrations this year – but there are ways of making a gathering safer. Tips to celebrate safely.

If you're planning to travel outside of the 9-county Bay Area, take these critical steps once you get back. What UCSFers should do on return.

“The timing is just optimally terrible,” said Bob Wachter, MD, to the New York Times. Their conversation.

In her new role, she will oversee seven different schools and colleges and be responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s vision for the future.

Their work ranges from population genetics to fungal pathogenesis.

The disease may damage cardiac muscle even in those who never displayed symptoms.

In light of the national conversation on policing and race, the UCSF Safety Task Force examined how UCSF can strengthen its practices around community safety.

The new test is fast and can work on a variety of body fluids.


Furloughs and Curtailment Update: Because of the steps UCSF has already taken to steward our resources this year, we do not need to implement furloughs or a UCSF-wide mandatory curtailment at this time. Read Sam Hawgood’s note »

Support GivingTuesday: GivingTuesday is meant to inspire people and organizations to think about how spending and fundraising can transform the world. UCSF’s crowdfunding platform, Together at UCSF, is open to everyone, and setting up a personal fundraising page takes only a few minutes. Learn more about how others are using Together at UCSF »

COVID-19 Paid Leave Extension: UC President Drake has extended the deadline for employees to use COVID-19 Paid Administrative Leave (PAL). Employees now have until June 30, 2021, to use their allotment of up to 128 hours of PAL. Find more information on COVID-related leave »

Let UCSF Facilities Know What You Think: The feedback you share will help them improve their services and create an exceptional physical environment at all campus facilities. Take the 5-minute survey »

Housing Term Limits Extended: UCSF Housing now allows tenants to live in university housing for up to five years. The previous term limit was two years. Read more about this change »

Don't Forget Your Health Screening: Reminder that if you work on-site, taking the Daily COVID-19 Health Screening is mandatory. Protect yourself and your colleagues »

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