COVID safety & procedures

Last updated January 11, 2024

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 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.

Facial masking

Current guidance:
  • There are currently no masking requirements on campus.
  • Regardless of COVID-19 case rates, the CDC recommends masking:
    • If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, runny nose, or sore throat
    • In crowded indoor settings, such as in airplanes, trains, and buses
    • In public areas around people who are older or have medical conditions that put them at increased risk for severe COVID-19
    • For 10 days after having a significant exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
    • If you have tested positive. See additional guidance at What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19

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 by emailing immediately
    • follow up with your 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.

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 January 11, all on-site courses and programs are planned to be held on site.