COVID-19 Information

UC Santa Barbara's Response to COVID-19

Campus officials continue to work closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and with the UC Office of the President to provide the community with the most current information regarding COVID-19. The university has a COVID-19 response team in place to adapt to the situation as it evolves.

Students and employees are encouraged to consult with their healthcare providers and to obtain additional information from the California Department of Public Health.

COVID-19 Questions

Students, faculty, and staff who are in need of assistance can email with any questions.

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Campus Updates

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our community and to assist our students, faculty and staff in managing the challenges associated with COVID-19, the University has taken a number of actions and adopted a variety of practices and protocols. These are outlined in campus communications.

Read the latest updates

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The campus’s vaccination efforts are directed by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine

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Students who have symptoms of COVID-19 or believe they have been exposed can obtain PCR testing at Student Health. At-home rapid antigen test kits are available to students, staff, and faculty.

Read more about testing

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Workplace Exposure

UC Santa Barbara reports building locations where a potential COVID-19 exposure may have occurred over the last thirty days. 

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Messages to Campus

University officials have provided important updates and information to students, faculty and staff regarding campus operations and planning efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the latest messages to campus