Healthy Davis Together is a joint project between the City of Davis and UC Davis with a goal to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and facilitate a coordinated and gradual return to regular city activities and reintegration of UC Davis students back into the Davis community.
Have a safe Thanksgiving
Social gatherings are still a leading cause of COVID-19 cases in Yolo County. If you’re planning a get-together for Thanksgiving, check out Yolo County’s holiday guidance. The safest ways to celebrate Thanksgiving is by limiting your gathering to just your household.
Help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Free non-surgical disposable masks are available every Thursday at the Davis Police Department (2600 Fifth St). Stop by from 12-4 p.m.
Keep Davis Healthy: Wear a Mask
Masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but only if you cover both your nose and mouth. Wear your face covering correctly to protect yourself and others. The State of California has additional guidance about how and when to wear a mask.
The City and UC Davis together form the Davis community. If we follow state and county health guidance and take the right steps – campus- and city-wide – to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our community will thrive together.
Healthy Davis Together will take a holistic approach through precision public health, focused on epidemiology and health behavior change. The project will increase testing and contact tracing, while providing protection, resources, and support services to keep community members and students healthy.
As a City, we are fortunate that we have one of the top universities in the world right here when we need advanced public health and science practices to combat the pandemic. We are learning, studying and living this reality together, and I am heartened that we have the expertise of UC Davis and our community members to rely on during this unprecedented time.
From the beginning of this pandemic, UC Davis has been engaged in finding solutions to problems presented by COVID-19. Healthy Davis Together exemplifies the commitment of the city and university to collectively minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
The collective efforts of the Davis community and the collective implementation of the knowledge and expertise about COVID-19 that we have developed at UC Davis will result in important learnings that can serve as a model approach for other communities to adapt and adopt.
It is up to us as individuals and as a community to face this challenge head on. We have the power to make a real difference. Thank you to UC Davis and the City for designing processes and plans to secure our health and our economy.
UC Davis is part of the Davis community, and we have been planning through UC Davis Campus Ready efforts to help faculty, staff and students begin the school year while staying healthy. These efforts will be augmented as part of Healthy Davis Together.