Reporting COVID-19 Concerns & Confirmed Cases

UC Davis reviews and verifies COVID-19 confirmed cases, and we’re responding to concerns from the campus community regarding COVID-19.

All employees and students use the reporting process when:

  • You receive a positive COVID-19 test result or a COVID-positive diagnosis from an outside/community physician - MANDATORY
  • You are advised that you are a Close Contact to a COVID-19 positive person within the past 10 days, by an outside/community case investigator (e.g., county representative) - MANDATORY
  • You have concerns about a member of the UC Davis community having COVID-19, whether on or off campus

Contact Reporting Points

    Davis Campus UC Davis Health (including students in Schools of Medicine/Nursing)

    Send questions or concerns to 

    Report a COVID-19 positive test by emailing Employee Health Services at

    Submit concerns and questions to Employee and Labor Relations

    For More Information

    COVID-19 Reporting Process & Common Questions

    The primary concern is the overall safety of the campus.

    What happens when a COVID-19 report or concern is submitted?

    • Engages a team to review the medical circumstances surrounding potential issues, including UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services, Occupational Health Services and Risk Management.
    • Involves medical and administrative staff to provide medical guidance to the affected individual and ascertain risk to the campus, while continuing to balance the need for privacy.
    • Evaluates proximity issues for individuals having close or even tertiary contact with known positive cases. In most of these circumstances with asymptomatic individuals, the risk to campus is very low. Most times, no further action is necessary aside from providing the guidance on monitoring for new symptoms.
    Review COVID-19 Response Workflow for Davis Campus

    Common Questions and Scenarios

    • I received a positive COVID-19 test result, do I always need to report it?
    • DO NOT report positive COVID-19 test results received from Testing Locations for UC Davis Students and Employees. We have your results already and you will be contacted by a member of the UC Davis contact tracing team.

      DO REPORT positive COVID-19 test results from tests performed at any other site, including Healthy Davis Together. You will need to attach a copy of your test results and other supporting  documentation later in this form.
    • I failed the Daily Symptom Survey, what do I do?
    • Remain off campus and do not enter University facilities (with the exception of Student Health and Counseling Services/Occupational Health for treatment, or your on-campus residence) until receiving a medical release/clearance from your physician.

      Employees - You may return to campus AFTER providing your supervisor a return-to-work slip from your physician. 
    • What is a Close Contact?
    • Close Contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset(or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
    • How should I Quarantine?
      For close contacts and when sharing a residence with someone with COVID-19.
    • >> STAY HOME and away from other people in your household.
      >> Wear a face covering at home if you can’t stay 6 feet away from people you live with.
      >> DO NOT go to work, run errands, or visit in-person with others.
      >> Read Yolo County Guidance

      If I’m a Close Contact, how long should I quarantine?
      >> You should quarantine for 10 days from your last exposure. You should continue to monitor yourself for symptoms until 14 days after your last exposure.
      >> During staffing shortages, certain asymptomatic healthcare workers and emergency responders can return to work. If symptoms develop, they must leave the workplace immediately.

      What happens if someone I live with has the virus?
      >> The infected person should isolate separately in the home to the extent feasible. If separate bedroom/bathroom facilities are available they should not be shared.
      >> All persons in the home should cover coughs and sneezes, use tissues and throw them away immediately.
      >> All persons in the home should wash hands frequently using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
      >> You should quarantine for a duration of 10 days from last exposure. For example, if the infected person is able to isolate in a separate bedroom/bathroom then your quarantine period would extend 10 days from when that separation began.

    • I have questions about the campus's testing process and program.
    • Visit the Campus Ready webpage on COVID-19 testing for full details and up-to-date FAQs
    • I have questions about isolating after a COVID-19 positive test result or known exposure to COVID-19.
    • Visit the Campus Ready webpage on Quarantine and Isolation for full details
    • What is contact tracing and how does it work at UC Davis?
    • Please visit the Campus Ready webpage on contact tracing for full details, including when you will be notified by a member of the UC Davis contact tracing team.