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Week 4: October 15, 2021

The most important announcements and updates to keep the Bronco Community safe this fall.

COVID-19 Dashboard Update: This past week, the University had a 7-day test positivity rate of less than 0.1%, lower than the 1.0% positivity rate in Santa Clara County and 2.1%  in California. Track our progress on our COVID-19 Dashboard

Testing for Graduate and Undergraduate students in Residence Halls: Weekly testing is mandatory for all students who live in on-campus housing (including neighborhood units, Villas, and residence halls). This requirement applies to graduates and undergraduates, as well as students with approved vaccine exemptions. Remember that off-campus students are highly encouraged to test regularly. 

Stay Safe this Flu and Cold Season: Last week, over 300 students, faculty, and staff received their flu vaccine at the campus clinic. If you missed your opportunity, we recommend getting your flu shot at Walgreens or CVS near campus. For more information, please visit Cold and Flu Prevention and Flu Tips pages. Stay safe and take care of yourself.

Update on Bay Area Face Covering Health Orders: Indoor face-covering requirements in Santa Clara County have not changed. Santa Clara County is one of 8 counties in the Bay Area that have reached a consensus on criteria to eventually lift health orders requiring masks, and to allow organizations to set requirements independently. For now, there are no changes to our indoor mask policy.  

Vaccines and Booster Shots: Those who have received the J&J or the Moderna vaccine are not currently approved to receive a booster shot in the US. We are tracking discussions on booster shots and plan to host a second vaccine clinic on campus in January at the start of the winter quarter.

Check Out the Latest ‘Ask Professor Kat Saxton!’ Episode: In this episode, Professor Kat discusses self-administered tests, the importance of testing for COVID-19 to protect our community, and how to protect yourself during this cold and flu season.


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