COVID safety & procedures

Last updated June 30, 2022


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.


COVID vaccination

Current guidance:
  • Students turning 16 by July 29 are required to be fully vaccinated (full set of initial doses plus booster if eligible) against COVID-19
  • Students under age 16 are strongly recommended to be fully vaccinated if eligible
  • These requirements may change if the FDA fully approves a COVID vaccine for younger ages. These requirements are supplementary to ATDP's general Proof of Immunization requirement for all enrolled students. Students who have current immunization records on file may supply just their COVID vaccine information as an update.
  • The latest FDA guidelines and approvals regarding COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the their website.

Facial masking

Current guidance:

Quarantine/suspected infection

Current guidance:
  • 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 a negative COVID test
  • Students who show symptoms on site will be removed from class, and parents or designated contacts will be contacted for pick-up.

On-site courses

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.

Current guidance:
  • As of May 3, Introduction to Cancer Research has changed from an on-site course to an online course.
  • As of June 3, Functional Neuroanatomy has changed from an on-site course to an online course.
  • All other on-site courses and programs are planned to be held on site.