After seeing a decline in COVID-19 cases for three months, there is a rise in cases among members of the campus community driven by the delta variant. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community, all faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing in shared indoor spaces. As UC Santa Barbara continues to implement plans for a return to campus for the fall quarter, we are recording how the campus facilities and community are operating. This is also a guide for students on returning to campus in the summer amidst the ongoing pandemic.

All members of the university community who will be on campus or residing in campus-owned housing must complete the daily COVID-19 screening survey through the Student Health Services Gateway Portal. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Limited study space in the library is open for UCSB students, faculty and staff. Reservations for open study space are not required for UCSB affiliates. All faculty and staff members, students and visitors to campus are required to wear face masks in all shared indoor spaces. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Individual private study rooms, remote instruction and research spaces, and the Adaptive Technology Center continue to require a reservation. Sanitizing wipes are provided by the library to wipe down workstations before and after use. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

The library services desk remains closed, so users wishing to check out materials should continue using the pickup and mailing service. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Reservations are no longer required for the Recreation Center (Rec Cen). Face coverings are required in all indoor facilities. Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings outdoors but must wear face coverings in shared indoor spaces. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

At the Rec Cen, the large and small pools are open for short-course lap swimming throughout all phases and require reservations. Each lane will have a chair on which to place your belongings. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

The Rec Cen’s outdoor spaces have been converted into weight and cardio-training fitness areas. Cardio equipment has been positioned on the Multi-Activity Court and in the Robertson Gymnasium. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

COVID-19 testing is available on campus for current students, faculty and staff members. Weekly testing remains required for all unvaccinated undergraduate students living in campus-owned housing, taking in-person classes or labs, working on campus or entering any campus building. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Testing is provided on weekdays, except on official holidays, at the campus’s Loma Pelona Center or in the Linda Vista Room at the Santa Catalina Residence Hall. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Results of asymptomatic COVID-19 tests obtained on campus can be accessed via the same Student Health Service Gateway Portal used to make testing appointments. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Until more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, masking and safe distancing within county facilities are required to ensure the safety of employees and the public. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Restaurants in Santa Barbara are open for outdoor and indoor service. Tables are set outside for most restaurants in Isla Vista. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

Masks are required for unvaccinated people and recommended for everyone in indoor public places, like retail stores, restaurants and theaters. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)

The temporary sleeping site at People’s Park has been closed permanently. The park was temporarily closed to allow Isla Vista Recreation and Park District employees to clean and rehabilitate the park. (Kaiyi Yang / Daily Nexus)