COVID-19

Get PPE for COVID-19 Protection

December 16, 2022

UC Berkeley continues to take critical steps to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. EH&S is offering surgical masks, N95s, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 protection to employees. Please refer to the PPE order form or learn more about the current UC Berkeley mask requirements

Research

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Research EHS 207 Protecting Workers Required Training Lab Research Ramp-Up Planning Laboratory Start-Up Guidelines Research Ramp-Up SOP Template Researcher Guide to Routine Sanitizing and Housekeeping Laboratory Ramp Down Checklist Cloth Face Covering Guidance for Labs Lab Spot Check Inspections Working Close During COVID-19 Field Research: Precautions and considerations for travel or fieldwork

N95 Respirator Voluntary Use Training

Risk & Safety Training, University of California
2022

Information and Training for Employees Regarding the Use of Respirators

Download N95 Respirators Guidance - English (PDF) Download N95 Respirators Guidance - Spanish (PDF)

This information is based Cal/OSHA's regulation for worker use of respirators (Title 8 CCR.5144).

Patrick Kaulback

Assistant Manager, Health & Safety; REHS
Workplace Safety
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COVID-19 Phase 4 Research Operations

April 16, 2021

On March 31, 2021 Alameda County and the City of Berkeley transitioned to the Orange (“Moderate”) Tier in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Given low rates of COVID-19 cases among on-campus researchers and rising availability of vaccines in the community, campus leadership has approved additional on-campus research access under a new Phase 4.

Phase 4: Occupancy by Square Footage (1 person per 125 sq. ft.)

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2022 COVID-19 Workplace Training, Updates to EHS 207

May 20, 2022
Updated UC Berkeley COVID-19 Training

The updated training course, EHS 207: UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 (Revised 5/10/2022), is required by Cal/OSHA and must be completed by all faculty, staff, postdocs, and student workers. Even if an employee has taken the prior version of EHS 207, they still must take this updated course. The course takes approximately 15-minutes....

Required Training | EHS 207: Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

May 5, 2022
UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

UPDATE: UC Berkeley has updated its COVID-19 safety training course with additional information required by the COVID-19 prevention emergency regulation (8 CCR 3205), which was readopted with changes on 4/22/2022. This...

Reuse and Disposal of Face Covers

January 14, 2022
Reuse & Disposal of Face Coverings

To manage supply and reduce waste, face covers including N95s may be reused for multiple days in most settings on campus. Remove your face cover carefully by holding the straps without touching the inside or outside surfaces of the mask. Keep track of your face covers so you don't mistakenly use someone else's. Consider storing them in a small paper bag or other clean, dry location when not in use. Protect them from damage, contamination, extreme temperatures, damaging chemicals, and crushing or deforming the facepiece. For some job roles, a daily...