Election Education

Election Explainer

Post-Election UCSF Election Explainer at COVID-19 Response Town Hall
Friday, Nov. 6, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join the regularly scheduled UCSF COVID-19 Response Town Hall to hear about the latest pandemic updates as well as current federal and state election outcomes and potential impacts on UCSF.

RSVP for 2020 Post-Election Explainer

Advocate with UCSF

No matter the election outcome, UCSF will continue to advocate for science-based policy, health equity, affordable healthcare and robust investments in scientific research, education and training. You can help promote UCSF values and priorities at the federal, state, and local levels. 

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Campus Services

Accessing UCSF Facilities

Faculty, staff and learners should continue to follow public health orders to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Access to UCSF facilities will be monitored to ensure the safety and security of our UCSF community. Here are a few important reminders:

  • Before going on campus, all employees and learners should continue to complete the daily health screening and wear a face covering.
  • To enter campus buildings, all employees and students must continue to swipe their UCSF ID badges at each building’s single point of entry. Please do not allow others to trail in behind you; all must individually swipe to enter a campus building.
  • When on campus, all employees and learners visibly wear their UCSF ID badges at all times.
  • When at a campus polling site, please maintain at least 6 feet distance from others and wear a face cover at all times.

Family Services

  • Parents/caregivers are reminded to have their emergency contact information up to date with their care providers (Bright Horizons, YMCA, off campus centers) and have a backup plan for care as well as a backup plan for drop off and pick up in the event of an unexpected disruption.
  • Parents/caregivers should allow extra time for pick up and drop off in case there are roadway disruptions such as traffic, blocked roads, and detours.

Transportation Services

  • Commuters who drive to campus are encouraged, in both directions, to allow extra time and have alternative routes in case streets are blocked and if detours are required.
  • Public transit commuters should check, in both directions, the websites or apps of their agencies (BART, Muni) for delays, schedule changes, or updates about other disruptions.  
  • Public transit commuters should, in both directions, allow extra time and have a backup plan in the event public transit service is disrupted. 
  • Shuttle users should allow extra time and check the UCSF mobile app to track shuttles in real times and to learn about any unexpected delays or cancellations.

Mental Health and Well-being

Available Resources

Since the start of the pandemic, UCSF continues to be mindful of the importance of maintaining a healthy campus environment for faculty, staff and learners. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences provides useful tips and resources on how to manage the stress of politics, which could last well past Election Day, as well as how to manage mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Campus Life Services also offers a number of resources, centered around six pillars of wellness: Emotional, Physical, Social, Environmental, Career, and Financial.

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