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UCOP mask protocol changing to strongly recommended beginning Sept. 6

The following message was sent to all UCOP employees on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

Dear UCOP colleagues,

I am writing with an update on UCOP’s COVID-19 mask protocol.

Given that the counties in which we operate continue to be in the “low” community transmission category, and the number of positive cases within UCOP remains low, we are revising our masking requirements. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, masks will be strongly recommended, but no longer required in UCOP facilities in Livermore, Oakland, Riverside and Sacramento. Mask requirements may vary in our Washington, D.C. facility, so please follow local coronavirus guidance on the UC Washington Center website.

Masks will continue to be available at all locations, and it’s important to remember that one-way masking using an N95, KN95, or approved surgical mask provides protection for you, even when others are not wearing masks. Also, if you’d like people to wear masks when they visit or meet with you, you may post this mask request poster outside your workspace.

We will continue to use our symptom screening survey and maintain the current testing frequency as set by our COVID-19 Testing Program, which helps identify COVID-19 cases before people come on-site.

Everyone’s health and well-being remain our highest priority. Should guidance change or UCOP case numbers rise, we will reassess and adjust our protocols if necessary. If you have questions, please email

As always, thank you for your partnership, and please continue to take care of yourself.

Thera Kalmijn
Executive Director, UCOP Operations

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