What to Expect - Employees
A Safe Return to Campus
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Riverside has been guided by three principles – personal health, community health, and incremental decision making. As the university increases on-campus operations, these principles will continue to guide the campus.
UCR is committed to delivering in-person instruction, research opportunities, and student support services wherever possible. As a nationally-ranked residential public research university, an on-campus presence is essential to successfully advance our mission of instruction, research, and public service.
Most classes will be delivered in-person. Campus gathering and student support venues, including libraries, Student Recreation Center, Highlander Union Building, bookstore, dining spaces, and residence halls, are open.
All members of the campus community – including students, staff, and faculty – must adhere to public health and safety guidelines.
Campus guidelines will continue to evolve as guidance from local, state, and national health authorities are updated. Please continue to visit the COVID-19 site for updated information with specifics about operations on campus.
I am a new UCR employee where do I go to submit my COVID19 vaccine records to meet with campus policy?
Please navigate to Point and Click using the link and access your Employee Health Record. Add your immunization information under COVID Vaccine found in “View My Medical Clearances and Vaccine Records.”
More detailed instructions can be found here: Employee Vaccine Guide
UCR In-Person Verification Assistance
No appointment is necessary. You can walk-in and ask the testing representatives for assistance in uploading your records into PnC.
• Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
• Friday: 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Student Success Center
• Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
UCR Zoom Verification Assistance
Schedule a time by either e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 844-827-6827 and selecting option no. 1. A Zoom link will be sent to you for your appointment time.
Please note that you will need to add your immunizations and upload the required documents on your own, but the COVID-19 Management Team is more than willing to assist you through the process.
*Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
• COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO), which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date doses administered
• A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document
• A photo of a vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device
• Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider
• Digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader name, date of birth, vaccination dates, and vaccine type.
How do I a request an exemption or deferral to the vaccine mandate? Click here for information and exemption and deferral forms.
Can I get a COVID test on campus?
Yes. Location, hours of operations and instructions are available on our testing page.
Where can employees obtain additional free face coverings/masks?
Employees can request free face coverings from Environmental Health & Safety.
Can I host an event on campus?
Yes. Events and gatherings guidance can be found here.
Are resources available for instructors to assist with remote instruction?
Yes. The Teaching@UCR site provides resources on revising your course for remote instruction, including key details on technologies and teaching strategies.