Face Coverings are Required while on Campus. Faculty & Staff may Request a Face Covering from EH&S.


Return to Work protocols

    Working remotely is the default mode of operation and all are requested to continue to do so until further notice. All returns to the workplace must be pre-approved. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please speak with your supervisor. Additionally, with the understanding that spikes or outbreaks of new COVID-19 infections could occur, all operations will be ready to retreat to conservative phases if safety concerns arise. The guidance below applies to all employees who perform duties on campus or UC leased or affiliated properties, unless the facility has expressly provided different instructions.


    Return to Work Guidance 
    1. AuthorizationProvide authorization for each employee to report onsite. 
    2. Worksite specific plan. Review the return to work guidance and develop a Worksite Specific COVID-19 Prevention Plan  (Appendix A). 
    3. Positive case? Refer to the "Response to suspected COVID-19 cases: Guide for Department Leads, Supervisors, Chairs".



    All employees who plan to be on-site are required to view a training video, "COVID-19 prevention training" as required by CDPH/CalOSHA before returning to campus.  Even if you will continue to work remotely, but may need to come to campus occasionally, you must complete this training. This course is accessible in the UC Learning Center




    All employees who work on-site at a UCR property (owner or leased) must complete a survey prior to reporting for work.

    Daily wellness check

    If you have symptoms or concerns about exposure, contact your primary care physician and the Wellness Hotline (844) 827-6827. For more information, refer to the COVID-19 Symptom monitoring and reporting procedures (SOP).

    Face covering

    In compliance with the UC order and the California Department of Public Health all individuals on UC property are required to wear face coverings. EH&S is offering face coverings to all campus employees. Submit a request using the button below. Supervisors may request on behalf of their staff using the Face Covering Request form.

    Face Covering Request


    Disinfectant and sanitizers

    Order a disinfectant kit from Facilities services (includes disinfectant, painter’s tape, shop towels, and other items). 

    Disinfectant KiT Request 

    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
    1. General Areas: Office Space
      General Area/Office Space Disinfection SOP
    2. Laboratories
      Laboratory/Research Space Disinfection SOP
    3. Facilities
      Disinfection response plan SOP

    All employees must practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer. When possible, use soap and water instead of hand sanitizer. Watch this short video on proper handwashing.

    Custodial and Building Ventilation

    A summary of COVID-19 Building Ventilation, Lab Sanitation, Disinfecting and Cleaning schedule as of July 10, 2020 (view the schedule in the link below). Learn more at Facilities Services Campus Return Support Information view details on cleaning schedule and learn more about HVAC Ventilation.

    Guidance Document and Schedule

    Shared Vehicle

    To reduce the spread of COVID-19, avoid sharing UCR vehicles whenever possible. Employees may share vehicles only if approved in advance and in writing by a supervisor. Review this Shared Vehicle Guidance for details.



    The campus has developed standard signage and postings for building entrances, exits, stairs, elevators and more. Download and post signage through your work areas.

    COVID-19 Campus SignaGE

    The following posters are installed throughout campus:

    1. Keep yourself healthy 
    2. Face covering required
    3. Elevator (1 person maximum)
    4. Wait here (footprints)
    5. Do not use (this area is closed)

    To obtain additional signs complete the COVID-19 signage request.


    We recognize that visitors, contractors, vendors and other non-UCR personnel may need to come to campus. Non-UCR affiliated individuals coming to campus for essential work must abide by visitor guidelines.

    Non-UCR Affiliate information