Full-Time MBA Campus Ready Plan

Fall 2021

Per state and county orders, Gallagher Hall is operating under  

Yellow Status: Pending Operational Change

last updated 09/21/2021

***The dynamic plan on this page will be updated based on guidance from university, local, state and national public health directives and orders and the collective efforts of our planning teams. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we adjust to the changes.***

Keeping our community safe and healthy will require patience, consideration and empathy. We know Graduate School of Management community members are up for the challenge. As state guidance has changed, the GSM is operating under Operational with restrictions.

Fall 2021 Instruction

Fall instruction is scheduled to be in-person and a few classes are still available online.

Gallagher Hall COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Welcome to UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In collaboration with central campus and adhering to Yolo County and state guidelines, we have established the following protocol for your safety and the safety of the community. UC Davis updated its public health policy (Interim 290-01) and removed campus-specific requirements to better align with the current county, state and CDC guidance. This policy outlines requirements that all affiliates and visitors must follow, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on property owned/leased by UC Davis.

Classrooms and Instructional Settings

Face coverings are required for everyone indoors regardless of vaccination status.

In order to prioritize study spaces for our cleaning and disinfecting efforts, at this time, classrooms are closed for student use. Classrooms are limited to instructional and event purposes only.

Entering the Building

Before you arrive at Gallagher Hall, please candidly assess how you are feeling. DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL. Err on the side of caution. Your instructors and GSM leaders will not penalize you for staying home.

While on campus, we expect you to follow these guidelines:

  • Complete the Daily Symptom Survey before arriving on campus. A member of the GSM Health Ambassadors team will greet you upon entrance to the building and will ask to see your survey.
  • Everyone is required to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • For fully vaccinated people, the only time a face covering can be removed indoors is when that person is alone in an office or in a cubicle.
  • If a person is unvaccinated, they must wear a face covering indoors at all times and outdoors in crowded spaces.
  • You may remove your face covering briefly to eat or drink. Eating is not allowed in classrooms, hallways, lobbies, or other public areas with the exception of removing a mask to take a quick drink. Eating is allowed in employee breakrooms, private offices, and campus dining locations. Anyone eating indoors is encouraged to maintain 6 feet of physical distance; unvaccinated individuals are required to maintain physical distance while eating or drinking in a breakroom setting.  
  • The GSM is providing the use of hand sanitizer upon entry to the building as well as providing hand sanitizing stations throughout the suite for your convenience.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
Testing update: If you are fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated individuals that visit campus at least once per week, must test every 14 days. If you visit campus less often than once a week, testing is required when you arrive to campus or you can test within the 14 days prior to arriving.

Testing update: If you are not fully vaccinated

Asymptomatic only: This testing is only for students and employees who do not have symptoms. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, contact Student Health and Counseling Services (or your doctor or Occupational Health if you are a campus employee). You will be required to complete the Daily Symptom Survey before entering the testing facility on campus.

Requirements: All registered UC Davis students and all UC Davis employees (who receive paychecks through UCPath) are eligible for free saliva testing through the campus testing kiosks.

If you visit the campus, you are required to get tested at least once every four days — unless you have verified that you are fully vaccinated.

If you are not vaccinated and visit campus less frequently, then please plan ahead and secure a testing appointment in advance, up to four days (96 hours) before your visit. You must complete your testing appointment before your visit to other campus facilities. (If you are testing the same day as your visit, you must take your Daily Symptom Survey before and after testing in order to access the testing facility and other campus facilities). Testing availability varies each week, and same-day appointments are not guaranteed. 

For more information on campus safety guidance.

Building Hours for Faculty, Staff and Students

Faculty, staff and students will have access to the building starting September 22.

Mandatory COVID-19 Reporting

Students and employees must immediately report a COVID-19 diagnosis or confirmed COVID-19 exposures in accordance with the current protocol found on the Safety Services reporting page. A member of the COVID-19 reporting team will quickly and compassionately respond to your report with information and support.

Meeting Rooms

  • Face coverings are required for everyone regardless of vaccination status.
  • If a person is fully vaccinated, the only time a face covering can be removed indoors is when that person is alone in an office or in a cubicle.
  • If a person is unvaccinated, they must wear a face covering indoors at all times and outdoors in crowded spaces.
  • Occupants should sanitize their own area prior to use or when contamination is suspected.
  • The door may be closed or open at the discretion of the occupant. 

Stay up to date

In addition to updates provided by the Graduate School of Management, UC Davis Campus also provides information and updates to the community through the following links: Campus Information | Campus Ready