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Covid-19 Information

UC Santa Barbara provides comprehensive COVID-19 information for the campus community, including the Bren School, on their COVID-19 site. Please visit for timely updates and resources, including:

Return to Campus Requirements

The UCSB COVID-19 information site provides everything the Bren School community needs to know about: Indoor mask requirement in all shared indoor campus spaces; Daily symptom screening; Weekly testing for non-vaccinated students; Making a testing appointment. Please note that campus COVID-19 information applies equally to the Bren School and Bren Hall without exceptions.

Messages from Dean Steve Gaines

9/22/21: Fall Quarter safety protocols for Bren School faculty and staff (Fall 2021 COVID-19 protocols; Daily survey; Masks; Microphones; Recording lectures; What to do if a student gets sick; What to do if you get sick)

9/22/21: Welcome (back) to Bren Hall and Fall Quarter safety protocols for students (Fall 2021 COVID-19 protocols; In-person instruction; Daily survey; Masks; What to do if you are exposed to COVID-19, What to do if you get sick)

7/26/21: Bren Hall Space Planning and Reorganization

7/19/21: Update on use of Bren Hall in Summer 2021 (Access to Bren Hall, Scheduling meeting rooms in Bren Hall)

6/30/21: Dean’s update on use of Bren Hall in Summer 2021 (Remote work after September 1, How to return to Bren Hall, Actions you must complete prior to coming to campus, Campus safety protocols, Vaccine verification)

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