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Academic Personnel & Staff

All UC Merced staff, faculty, academic personnel, and student employees are required to comply with CalOSHA emergency COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy, and UC Merced's Directive on COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (read full policy documents here). As we navigate forward together, this page will serve as a central resource for this policy and other information as we prepare for Fall 2021.

As of July 15, Employees must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical exemption, or religious accommodation.

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Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Proof or Exemption

Use one of the buttons below to either upload your COVID-19 vaccination card, request a COVID-19 vaccination medical exemption, or request a COVID-19 vaccination religious accommodation.  If you are a student employee, please submit through Student Health Services here.

Need Help Submitting Proof or Requesting Exemption?

Documents must be received at least two weeks prior to your return to campus. For example, if you plan to return to campus at the start of the Fall semester on August 18, your submission is required by August 4.

Information for Faculty & Academic Personnel

COVID Leave Options and Guidance

Visit the Academic Personnel page for specific COVID Leave Options and Guide for faculty, instructors, and other academic appointments.

Information for Instructors


Full capacity occupancy of our instructional classrooms and labs is expected. Changes will be communicated to instructors no later than July 1, 2021. Only courses with prior approval from the academic senate may be taught in online, hybrid, or hyflex modalities.

Supporting Students

Instructors may not make individual arrangements with students for remote participation unless the course is approved for hyflex modality by the academic senate. Students who cannot participate fully in-person for Fall 2021 should be referred to their academic advisor.

Instructional Technology

Academic & Emerging Technologies in the Office of Information Technology work with faculty, graduate students and other teaching staff at UC Merced to develop instructional technology solutions, support, training and strategies with the goal of improving teaching and learning.

Learning Together

The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) will host a variety of workshops this summer to help instructors prepare for Fall instruction.


Information for Staff

Telecommute Agreement and Alternative Work Schedules

Current Temporary Telecommute agreement ends June 30, 2021. For staff continuing a telecommute schedule, an updated Telecommute Agreement Form must be submitted. Click Here to complete the Telecommute Agreement Form.

COVID Benefits Information

Click here for benefits information

Hybrid Work Force Resources

Hybrid work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal flexibility.  Click here to learn more about Hybrid Work Arrangements from HR.

IT Continuity

OIT has curated strategies, tools, and resources to facilitate remote work and collaboration. Click here to learn more about IT Continuity from OIT.