Washington Center

UCDC COVID 19 Requirements (effective July 1, 2023)

UCDC COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Requirements 

Effective Date: July 1, 2023


The following policies and protocols are EFFECTIVE July 1, 2023, and subject to change.

UCDC Masking Policy

Masking is not required in the Washington Center but is recommended.  

Masking may be required by any individual in their assigned office or workspace.


UCDC Surveillance Screening

Everyone must complete the UCDC Screen upon arriving at the Washington Center.

For those living in the building the UCDC Screen must be completed each day before leaving your residence.

To ensure compliance, security guards and authorized UCDC Staff may ask for proof of your approved UCDC Screen result for entry to the building and/or UCDC events. 


UCDC Testing

Testing is only required for faculty, staff, students, and guests when they have COVID symptoms.

    Self-administered rapid antigen test kits are available at the security desk. 

Students should pick up test kits at the Student Services desk on the fourth floor.



For any event with an expected attendance of 20 or more:

Faculty, staff, students, and arriving guests must either take a rapid antigen test and show a negative result or attest that they have taken a COVID test within the previous 24 hours and had a negative result, or attest that they have tested positive in the previous 90 days, but not within the past 5 days.  Testing within that 90 day period is not recommended as it may result in a false positive test result.

Students are not permitted to host guests during the guest moratorium period in the first two weeks of the term to support UCDC in limiting and assessing the potential spread of COVID and to allow new residents time to complete their Apartment Agreement, which outlines (among other things) how guests will be managed in their shared space.

o   This includes move-in weekend, so students must be prepared to move into their spaces without assistance.

o   Additional student guest information will be forthcoming

UCDC Air Quality

To supplement our high-filtration HVAC system at UCDC we will continue to provide portable HEPA filters to classroom, conference room, and event spaces, where possible.


Updated: 6/27/2023