COVID Test Vending Machines at UC San Diego

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Note: Given that many people may be using the vending machine, please wash & sanitize your hands afterwards and/or wear a glove.

Vending machine locations

available Monday — Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
  • Muir College | Roots Restaurant (map)
  • Seventh College | Next to the Parcel Center (map)
  • Nuevo East (Porton) | Outdoor Gym Area (map)
  • Price Center | First Floor Across from Burger King (map)*
  • Thurgood Marshall College Res Halls |TMC Res Life Lobby
  • Warren College | Across from the Residence Life Office (map)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt College | Next to the Laundry Room at Student Activity Center (map)
  • Village at Pepper Canyon | Lodge (map)
  • South Mesa | 9126 Laundry Room (map)
  • One Miramar | Next to the Parcel Center (map)
  • Central Mesa | Next to Laundry Room (map)

*Please note the Price Center vending machine weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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UCSD’s COVID Daily Tracking Data

March-August, 2020

  • The cumulative percentage of positive tests of students, Health employees and campus employees was less than 1.99%.
  • As of August 29, 2020, a total of 824,909 SARS CoV-2 tests were performed in San Diego County with a rolling average % positive of 3.7%

August 9–September 26, 2020

  • 14,829 tests were conducted between August 9–September 26.
  • 36 unique* students tested positive.
  • 43 unique health employees tested positive.
  • 19 campus employees tested positive.
  • 1 positive test of a campus employee was reported.
  • 1 positive test of a Health employee was reported.

Since March 1st, 2020

  • Only 186 of the students who have resided or currently reside on campus have tested positive.
  • 342 students living off-campus have tested positive.

Unique* =

NOTE → If someone tests positive again after 90 days, they would be counted as a new/unique COVID-19 case again.

Occupancy App Idea

It would even indicate which level of the garage had parking. Creating a similar tool for personnel occupancy would reveal whether the building with an on-campus employee’s private/nonshared office was at 25% occupancy or not & therefore safe to enter.

By the numbers: if each floor of a 3-story building can fit 60, then limiting each floor to 15 = 45 total = 25%




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