COVID-19 Resources, Policies & News

Faculty & Instructors

Find information for faculty and resources and recommendations on remote instruction.

Researchers

Learn about the latest research safety practices and plans during COVID-19.

Students

Learn about the latest information and resources available for students.

Staff

While working from home, learn about available resources to set yourself up for success.

Messages and Policies

CA Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education 

October 5, 2020 - California released updated guidance for institutions of Higher Education. We are currently in “red tier,” but you can track our progress here.

UCI Contact Tracing Program - Executive Directive

September 30, 2020 - UCI has entered into an agreement with the Orange County Health Care Agency to authorize UCI to conduct contact tracing specific to the UCI community. Campus leadership has supported this effort by issuing an executive directive. Read more.

Flu Shots Available on Campus

September, 23, 2020 - UCI employees and their covered dependents who have UCI Health coverage can obtain a flu vaccination at the UCI Health drive-up testing site at Campus Parking Lot 70 located at 4600 Health Science Road, Irvine, at the corner of Bison and California. You may schedule an appointment through MyChart. The hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday through Friday.

2020-21 Flu Vaccination Now Mandatory for All UCI Employees

September 21, 2020
To support the health and well-being of UC students, faculty and staff, as well as our local communities, the University of California, in consultation with UC Health leadership, has issued a systemwide executive order requiring all members of the UC community to receive an influenza immunization before Nov. 1, 2020. Read more.

Assoc. Dean Penner Message on Laboratory Addendum to UCI's COVID-19 Infection Protocol

September 2, 2020
The UCI campus has a COVID-19 infection protocol described here.  This protocol does not provide guidance relating to the operation of shared spaces of laboratories and offices occupied by research personnel. The following is the approved procedure to be followed in such instances. Read more.

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Campus COVID-19 Resources

COVID information and guidance can be found by calling the UCI Coronavirus Response Center at (949) 824-9918, by emailing covid19@uci.edu, and at the following information hubs:

Students should report positive or suspected cases through the Student Health Center or by calling (949) 824-5304. 

 

Report Campus COVID-19 Case

Remote Instruction Task Force
Mathieu Morlighem
Co-Chair
Julie Ferguson
Co-Chair

Members:

Philip Collins
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
collinsp@uci.edu

Kimberly D. Edwards
Professor of Teaching and Vice Chair
Department of Chemistry
kdmullen@uci.edu

Amanda J. Holton
Associate Professor of Teaching
Department of Chemistry
abrindle@uci.edu 

Zhiqin Lu
Professor and Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
zlu@uci.edu

Stephen Mang
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Chemistry
smang@uci.edu

Roberto Pelayo
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Mathematics
rcpelayo@uci.edu

Laura Tucker
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Department of Physics & Astronomy
tucker@uci.edu

David Van Vranken
Professor and Associate Dean
Department of Chemistry and School of Physical Sciences
david.vv@uci.edu

Don Williams
Director of Student Affairs
UCI School of Physical Sciences
dawillia@uci.edu 

COVID-19 RESEARCH – ON THE FRONT LINES

Oct 6, 2020
Irvine, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 — University of California, Irvine biomedical engineer Chang Liu is the recipient of one of nine Director’s Transformative Research Awards this year from the National…
Sep 15, 2020
Take a break and listen to the relay race-like work three of our Ph.D. students did to help in the effort against coronavirus. 
Sep 15, 2020
When Chris Barty focuses his mind on something, it is with laser precision. The UC Irvine Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy learned from an early age he was drawn to lasers after…