COVID safety & procedures
Last updated June 1, 2023
All ATDP students must comply with requirements set by local government, UC Berkeley, ATDP, and instructional staff regarding COVID-19 prevention practices. This page may be updated to reflect changes in guidance. Remember that requirements may change and may differ depending on specific circumstances on campus, at ATDP, and in your class.
- Students are strongly recommended to be fully vaccinated if eligible
- The latest FDA guidelines and approvals regarding COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the their website.
- The California Department of Public Health recommends that individuals mask in indoor settings, depending on the Community Level of cases.
- For students on the Berkeley campus, UC Berkeley strongly recommends masks while indoors. Outdoors, masks are optional for everyone. Campus policies are typically aligned with the City of Berkeley's Public Health office, which is separate from Alameda County's.
- If a student tests positive for COVID or shows any of the common symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, achiness, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea) that student is required to:
- quarantine at home
- notify the ATDP Office (510-642-8308) immediately
- follow up with the ATDP Office and instructor about the student's ability to continue with coursework
- Ability to remain enrolled will be decided by ATDP, in consultation with the student's instructor, on a case-by-case basis.
- Ability to return to class will be decided by ATDP on a case-by-case basis, and will require at minimum isolating for five (5) days.
- Students who have been symptomatic may be required to wear a mask if and when they return to class.
- Students who show symptoms on site will be removed from class, and parents or designated contacts will be contacted for pick-up.
All students in on-site courses must acknowledge and agree that their course format may switch to online/remote learning if circumstances require. ATDP will make this decision on a case-by-case basis, meaning any changes may affect only certain classes or programs.
- As of June 1, all on-site courses and programs are planned to be held on site.