COVID-19 Community Updates

UC Hastings Law follows guidance provided by local, state, and federal health officials while working in close collaboration with the emergency management teams of the University of California Office of the President and UC campuses to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and continually identify effective responses. Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection will be reported to local public health officials.

Access to our campus is restricted to protect our campus community and to stop the spread of COVID-19. Public visitors are not permitted without invitation. Students, faculty, and staff have limited access per building. Everyone entering campus buildings must present their photo identification to the security officer, wear a face covering, complete a symptoms questionnaire, and follow the College’s Health & Safety Plan as well as the College’s social distancing protocol. A complete list of the college’s policies, procedures and protocols are listed for the current campus community here, which include FAQs for students and employees. For more information on our hours of operation, please visit our Building Access and Hours page here.

Limited use of study rooms is permitted for current UC Hastings students; current UC Hastings students should consult MyHastings for more details. The Library’s numerous digital offerings, including e-books, study aids, newspaper and journal databases, and other online databases remain available to current UC Hastings students, faculty and staff 24/7 while the library is closed.  Search for e-books in the library catalog and find the complete list of our online databases at

For specific information about campus access and activities, please see below.

  • Summer 2021 classes are online.
  • The Tower at 100 McAllister, with student apartments, remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for residents, their guests, and essential support personnel. Non-resident students are not permitted to access Tower amenities at this time.
  • Other than Tower residents accessing their own apartments, no one who has symptoms associated with COVID-19 or has interacted with a person who has—or is believed to have—COVID-19, is permitted to enter a campus building.
  • UC Hastings leaders update the internal community frequently, via all-inclusive and group-specific emails and informational postings on MyHastings.

Learn more about what is permitted in California by reading the state’s most current guidelines here.


Contact Information

Type of Coronavirus-Related Question Point of Contact
COVID-19 Liaison Executive Director of Operations Rhiannon Bailard (, (415) 581-8858)
Curriculum, classrooms, exams, or faculty illness Academic Dean Morris Ratner (
Individual students or Academic Regulations Assistant Dean of Students Grace Hum (
Classroom or Distance Education Technology Associate Dean Library and Technology Camilla Tubbs (
Media inquiries Chief Communications Officer Sybil Wyatt (

Letter of Gratitude from Chancellor and Dean David Faigman

Archived UC Hastings Community Updates

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

Additional Resources
UC Hastings Law Health and Safety Plan
Guide for Returning to the Workplace
CDC – COVID-19 Website
Optum COVID-19 Mental health tips during a quarantine
Optum COVID-19 Tips to help children during a quarantine
UCH Symptom Self Monitoring Form
UCH Pandemic Response Plan

COVID-19 Legal Perspectives & Information from UC Hastings Law Professors
Law and the Pandemic Podcast

More information on MyHastings