Booster eligibility begins 5 months after receiving your second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or after one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. All eligible individuals are required to get boosted at their earliest convenience. Unboosted individuals can find a local vaccine clinic through the MyTurn website. Once you receive your booster, please click here to upload your proof of vaccination.
Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all individuals when indoors, but not required except for the following situations:
Campus Face Covering Distribution Locations:
Off-campus Face Covering Distribution Locations:
Stay home when you are sick. Submit Health Screening Questionnaire when you are sick, have been exposed to COVID19, or have tested positive for COVID19.
Fully boosted individuals are required to participate in the Lot Quality Asymptomatic (LQA) screening program by taking one additional COVID19 test before May 31, 2022. Those who aren't fully boosted are required to test weekly. Campus Testing is free of charge for all UC Merced students and employees.
Wash Your Hands. Individuals should appropriately wash their hands several times a day, especially after being in a public place and touching an item or surface that was likely touched by others.
UC Merced recommends that all individuals sign up and use the CA Notify COVID-19 exposure notification system to stay informed and protected. Visit CA Notify for installation guidelines.
Those who wear face coverings when optional, keep physically distant, and/or refrain from handshakes, etc. are doing what they feel is necessary to protect themselves or loved ones, and will be free from judgement in our Bobcat community.
In addition to the mitigation measures above, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals are required to:
Unvaccinated individuals can change their mind at any time and recieve the COVID-19 vaccine. Once proof of vaccination is submitted, you are removed from unvaccinated requirements