COVID-19: Escalated travel ban, extended shelter-in-place order, and additional updates

Dear FAS colleagues, 

First of all, I want to THANK YOU for your tireless dedication to the UCSF mission during this uncertain time. I am inspired each day to see how our FAS community has risen to this unprecedented challenge. 

You may have received the update below, but I’m forwarding it to make sure everyone has seen these important updates, which include an escalated travel advisory by the U.S. Department of State and a California-wide shelter-in-place order from Governor Newsom. The COVID-19 situation is prompting escalated actions in our local community and around the world. 

If you can, join Chancellor Sam Hawgood and UCSF Health CEO Mark Laret for a virtual UCSF COVID-19 Response Town Hall today, March 20, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. As always, if you have specific questions, please email me at [email protected]

I hope you are all taking steps to keep yourself healthy and informed.


Paul Jenny



UCSF is continuing to monitor the changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the situation evolves, we will share updated guidance on UCSF policies and resources you can use to stay informed and safe.  Leaders across UCSF also will be sharing these updates, to help ensure that all of the UCSF community receives the information they need.

This update includes Governor Gavin Newsom’s order for all Californians to shelter in place, and the U.S. Department of State’s Level 4 travel advisory against all international travel.

In addition, don’t forget to join a virtual UCSF COVID-19 Response Town Hall, which will include Chancellor Sam Hawgood, UCSF Health President and CEO Mark Laret, and others who will address topics and questions about COVID-19 and UCSF’s response.


COVID-19 Updates – March 20, 2020

Governor Newsom Extends Shelter-in-Place Order Across California

U.S. Department of State Issues “Level 4” Travel Advisory Against All International Travel

Guidance for Using Zoom and Avoiding Connection Issues

IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020—With Conditions

UCSF COVID-19 Website and Text Alert Service

  • Visit the newly designed UCSF COVID-19 Website to stay up to date on important updates and resources.
  • Sign up for text alerts when updated UCSF guidance and information is available:
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