Coronavirus Resources

Domestic Violence Resources

To all members of the UC Davis community,

As a campus, UC Davis has taken critical steps to protect our community and prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. While it is critically important for all of us to continue to follow directives to stay at home during this time, staying at home and experiencing social isolation may create an increased risk for those in abusive relationships who are sheltering in place with their abuser. UC Davis is committed to continuing to support our students, staff, and faculty who are affected by all forms of sexual violence, including relationship violence. All University support and reporting services continue to be available during the stay in place order, including emotional support, assistance with safety planning, and assistance with workplace, academic, and housing accommodations. We are committed to providing services to our community members regardless of where they happen to be physically located during this unprecedented time. The following list of UC Davis resources are available to those in need:

Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) provides free and confidential support services to all members of the UC Davis community (students, staff, faculty and affiliates) affected by intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual assault, or sexual harassment. CARE staff provide confidential support, information about rights and options, assistance with reporting and accommodations, safety planning options, and up-to-date information regarding changes to court schedules, forensic exam procedures, and local community resources. CARE staff are available to meet via video conferencing, speak over the phone, or communicate through email. To connect with a CARE advocate, please send an email to, or call (530) 752-3299.

Counseling Services provides free and confidential counseling services to all UC Davis students, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. Individual counseling is offered via secure video conferencing or by telephone consultation. Schedule an appointment via the Health-e-Messaging secure portal or by calling (530) 752-0871. Mental Health Crisis Consultation Services are available by calling (530) 752-0871. You can also text "RELATE" to 741741 anytime to chat with a trained, confidential crisis counselor.

Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) provides free and confidential counseling services to UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees. ASAP at UC Davis and UC Davis Health are providing services remotely. Arrange for services by calling: (530) 752-2727 (UC Davis employees) or (916) 734-2727 (UC Davis Health employees).

Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) assists individuals and campus units with resolving all complaints of sexual violence and sexual harassment, including complaints about relationship violence. Reports can be made via the online Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Incident Report Form or via email or telephone by contacting HDAPP at, (530) 747-3864 (Davis), or (916) 734-3417 (Sacramento). Anonymous call lines are also available at (530) 747-3865 (Davis) and (916) 734-2255 (Sacramento).

UC Davis Police Department (UCDPD) remains open and responsive during this time. In an emergency, please call 911 to be connected with the police department closest to you. For non-emergency situations, call your local police department's non-emergency line directly. To file a report with UCDPD call (530) 752-1230. For certain crimes, UCDPD also allows for online crime reporting.

Additional Resources

Additional on campus and off campus resources can be found at the UC Davis Sexual Violence Prevention and Response website.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7, confidential and free: 1-800-799-7233 and through chat. See Staying Safe During COVID-19 and the Safety Planning page from the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Love is Respect offers interactive safety plan ideas.

Calling All Friends and Family, produced by Futures Without Violence, offers some ideas for how friends and family members might be able to help loved ones who are experiencing abuse in their home.

We know that the current situation is extremely challenging. We continue to monitor evolving concerns and we remain dedicated to delivering services to our students, staff, and faculty impacted by sexual violence, including relationship violence, wherever they happen to be sheltering in place.


Wendi Delmendo
Chief Compliance Officer and Title IX Officer

Danesha Nichols
Director, Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program

Sarah Meredith
Director, Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE)

Dr. Paul Kim
Director, Counseling Services

Dr. Carol Kirshnit
Director, UC Davis Health Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)

Dr. Rob Starkey
Director, UC Davis Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)

Chief Joseph Farrow
UC Davis Police Department

Stand with our Asian American Community

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Since the beginning of COVID19 pandemic, Asian Americans have been a target of hate crimes nationwide.  There have been more than 1,500 case reports of harassment and discrimination against innocent Asian Americans related to coronavirus within a single month, further fueled by hurtful and xenophobic rhetoric.  And the trend is worsening!  These acts of anti-Asian racism have no place in our multicultural society.  We urge you to stand in solidarity with those experiencing discrimination and to reject these senseless acts.  Research shows that by being proactive allies, we can stop the cycle, promote a broader culture of safety, lay the ground work for others to stop future discrimination of all kinds!   Please stand with us and many others including community, organizational, and government leaders to denounce this anti-Asian discrimination and provide support to those who experience it.  The attached resource can help you do so. Together, let us focus on fighting against the virus, not the people who are affected!

 In solidarity and unity,

Hendry Ton, MD, MS, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor
Brent Luu, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, Assistant Clinical Professor
Khoban Kochai, Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Maricel Lumaquin, APASA at UC Davis Health

Please download our Hate Crimes Talking Points handout 


Other news and events supporting the Asian American community:

Our local community leaders, the AAPI Sacramento Regional network, has put together a joint statement for our city and county officials to denounce xenophobia and recommend necessary measures for public health and economic recovery. Deadline to sign on is Monday, May 18 at 12:00pm. Here’s the link to sign on

Here is the draft of the AAPI Sacramento Joint Statement to the Sacramento City Council. 


US Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse and 14 Senators sent a letter to DOJ Civil Rights Division to take concrete steps to address the surge in discrimination and hate crimes against APIs. 


Community organizations and policy makers convene a gathering of Asian Pacific American leaders and advocates across the nation in weekly virtual town hall series called, “Rise: Asian Pacific America.” 

Throughout the month of May, every Friday, 5:00pm Pacific time, the town halls will discuss where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the future. Click here to RSVP.

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, racism and hate crimes against the API community have been on the rise. The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce has been working with Sacramento FBI’s head of Hate Crimes, Jamil (Jimmy) Hassani and he would like to introduce himself via a Skype call this Friday.  Please see letter from Special Agent Hassani. 

“Because allegations are pointing back to China resulting in an overall uptick in Hate Crimes related to COVID-19, we are adamant about taking a proactive role in ensuring everyone’s safety. I regret that my first interaction is via Skype as I would much prefer meeting everyone in person. The purpose of this call is to introduce myself as the FBI’s head of the Hate Crimes program in the Sacramento Division (covers territory from Redding to Bakersfield), to explain the FBI’s mission in this arena and how we may be able to support the Asian Immigrant and Asian American communities. This will also serve as a platform for you and your colleagues to ask questions, express concerns and even give advice.

Skype Call Information (DONE):

Date: Friday, May 8, 2020
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Resources in Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

FUEL logoCoronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemia: Información y Recursos para la Comunidad Inmigrante en el Valle Central (actualizado a partir del 31 de marzo de 2020)

Por favor visite ​​ para la información más actualizada con enlaces a otras páginas a las que puede llegar presionando el enlace.

The Sacramento Asian Chamber and Sacramento Metro Chamber Launch the Rapid Response Business Triage Hotline for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Read the press release (English) here.



La Cámara de Metro y la Cámara Asiática de Sacramento lanzaron una Línea Directa de Respuesta Rápida para Empresas: un lugar para negocios afectados por COVID-19 para navegar por los recursos locales, estatales y federales disponibles para ellos. El número de la línea directa es 833-391-1919.

La línea directa gratuita, que cuenta con asesores capacitados que hablan inglés, español, vietnamita y mandarín, está aquí para ayudar a la diversa población de dueños de negocios en la Región Capital con preguntas comerciales generales, recursos humanos, asuntos legales y navegar una variedad de opciones de financiamiento. , incluido el Programa de préstamos por desastre por lesiones económicas de la SBA y el Programa de protección de cheques de pago. La línea directa tiene capacidad de correo de voz las 24 horas, lo que permite a nuestro personal hacer un seguimiento de las solicitudes cuando no se responden las líneas telefónicas.

La línea directa de respuesta rápida para empresas es posible gracias al generoso apoyo e inversión de la ciudad de Sacramento, Golden Pacific Bank, JP Morgan Chase & Co., River City Bank y SAFE Credit Union.

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该热线电话配有训练有素的商业顾问,帮助首府地区本地企业业主解答包括一般业务问题、人力资源问题、法律纠纷及各种包括中小企业经济伤害灾难贷款项目 (SBA Loan) 和薪资保护项目 (PPP) 之内的各类融资资源。支持的语言包括英语、西班牙语、越南语和普通话。该热线电话拥有24小时语音留言功能,员工会在工作时间内跟进回复。

快速响应热线电话由萨克拉门托市政府、Golden Pacific Bank、摩根大通银行、River City BankSAFE Credit Union的慷慨支持成立。

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Văn Phòng Trung Ương và Văn Phòng Sacramento Á Châu đã phát động Đường Giây Nóng Đáp Ứng Nhanh Kinh Doanh: nơi để liên lạc cho những kinh doanh bị tác động bởi COVID-19 để tìm đến địa phương, tiểu bang và liên bang, nguồn trợ giúp có sẵn cho họ. Số đường giây nóng là 833-391-1919.

Đường giây miễn phí, với đội ngũ cố vấn kinh tế được huấn luyện thông thạo tiếng Anh, tiếng Tây Ban Nha, tiếng Việt và tiếng Quan Thoại, sẵn sàng trợ giúp nhiều loại chủ nhân kinh doanh ở trong vùng Thủ Đô để đáp ứng các câu hỏi tổng quát về thương mại, nguồn nhân lực, những vấn đề về luật pháp và tìm kiếm nhiều phương tiện tài chánh, kể cả Chương Trình Mượn Tiền SBA Thiệt Hại về Kinh Tế và Chương Trình Bảo Vệ Paycheck. Đường giây nóng có sẵn 24/7 với nhắn tin voicemail, giúp cho nhân viên theo dõi các yêu cầu khi các đường giây không nối kết được các tổng đài. Đường Giây Nóng Đáp Ứng Nhanh Kinh Doanh có được do sự quảng đại giúp đỡ và đầu tư của Thành Phố Sacramento, Golden Pacific Bank, JB Morgan Chase Co., River City Bank and SAFE Credit Union.


Embracing the Challenge and Working Together

March 27, 2020

Dear Campus Community, 
Renetta Garriison TullThese times are challenging and unprecedented, and we are working with new information day by day to try to figure out the best way to keep everyone safe and healthy, to continue to make sure that students are educated, that faculty have what they need, and that the staff have the necessary resources. As you might imagine, it is tough. Yes, we train for certain jobs, but no university in the country, or the world for that matter, has leaders who train for this magnitude of a traumatic crisis. None of us ever took a college course and thought, “I’m training for the day when the world will shut down.” And yet, here we are … drawing from every ounce of training that we’ve ever received, drawing upon the collective wisdom of others … all to try to make as many things work as possible. Lives are at stake. Futures are uncertain. Every day we hope that we are doing our best.
Ralph HexterPlease know that we feel it too. Those of us who can are also self-isolating or staying at home with our loved ones, others are outside of their homes taking care of running essential functions like health care, food, and sanitation, and providing support for all who are working hard to keep things moving forward. Chancellor May feels it, too. He, too, has a family, and he and Mrs. May have a daughter in college who is 3000 miles away, are worried that they can’t see parents, and, on top of that, they have an aunt with COVID-19 who is on a ventilator. This crisis is very real. 
We don’t have all of the answers, especially when situations are so fluid and moving so fast. We’re following the directives of our counties and the State of California, abiding by what has been set forth by our Regents and the University of California Office of the President, listening to great advice from our own expert researchers, physicians, and public health experts as well as scientists across the nation, and working with our own esteemed, generous faculty who are collaborating to understand and then control and combat the virus. We thank you for your patience. Thank you for working with us, as we continue to seek the best for us all.
Kind regards,

Renetta Garrison Tull
Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ralph J. Hexter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

For the latest updates regarding the novel coronavirus at UC Davis and updates on current campus operating status, visit UC Davis News and UC Davis Operational Status.

Please visit the Academic Senate page for updates on Academic Policies and Guidelines for Changes in Campus Operating Status

March 26, 2020
This letter has also been posted by UC Davis Human Resources

Thank you for caring for UC Davis students, patients and your colleagues during these challenging times. 

We’re all serving UC Davis, hopefully from remote workstations whenever possible, but to those of you called to perform critical services in person – we honor your commitment to your profession!

Take Care of Yourselves

COVID-19 has added many stresses and responsibilities to our work and family life. You may find yourself experiencing a range of emotional reactions right now.

Our Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) has posted resources to help you cope with the stress and anxiety brought on by COVID-19. This includes one-on-one support via Zoom or by phone. Learn more on the ASAP webpages or call (530) 752-2727.

Support Your Teams

We ask supervisors and managers to recognize that employees are attending to their workloads, physical and mental health, family needs (for family members near and far), and other new considerations and adjustments that come from federal, state, and local regulations and restrictions.

Supervisors, please show your team members:

  • Patience
  • Compassion
  • Understanding
  • Flexibility

We trust that all Aggies are doing their very best given these exceptional circumstances and we look forward to the day our community can reunite again.

Renetta Garrison Tull, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Christine Lovely
Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Chief Human Resources Officer

For the latest updates regarding the novel coronavirus at UC Davis and updates on current campus operating status, visit UC Davis News and UC Davis Operational Status.

Please visit the Academic Senate page for updates on Academic Policies and Guidelines for Changes in Campus Operating Status

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