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 - 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)

    FREE COVID-19 Telehealth Visit and Medication for Californians Ages 12+

    Connect with a FREE healthcare provider who can prescribe you FREE COVID-19 medications (Paxlovid or molnupiravir), if appropriate. COVID-19 treatments can prevent serious symptoms, hospitalization, and death and work best when taken soon after symptoms begin. Medicines may be mailed to you or picked up at the pharmacy.

    COVID-19 Reporting Process & Common Questions

    The primary concern is the overall safety of the campus and UC Davis evaluates COVID-positive reports and exposures using public health and CDC guidance.

    See Campus Ready Contact Tracing webpage

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.