COVID-19 Resources, Policies & News

For the latest COVID-19 policies and campus information, visit the UCI Forward website or click the links below. For information related to Fall 2021, see the Returning to Campus webpage.

Faculty & Instructors

Guidance on instruction, remote teaching, research, leave options and preparing for a return to campus.

Research Continuity

Framework for UCI Phased Research Activities


Resources and information on vaccines, housing, health and safety to help students prepare for an in-person fall quarter and 2021-22 academic year.


Resources and information to help staff prepare for a return to campus this fall.

Confirmed Cases in Physical Sciences

Building Floor Confirmed Cases Date Reported
FRH 3 1 9/8/20
FRH Basement 1 12/3/20
FRH Basement 1 12/3/20
NS1 3 1 12/6/2020
Croul Hall N/A 1 12/7/20
FRH 3 1 12/14/20
NS1 4 1 12/24/20
MSTB 1 1 7/23/21
NS2/RH NS2 1st/RH 3rd 1 8/16/21
NS1 1st and 4th 1 9/2/21
  TOTAL 9  

The dashboard above represents the COVID-19 case counts of the School of Physical Sciences community members who work in our School buildings. For full campus information go to UCI COVID-19 Dashboard.

Date Updated: 9/9


School of Physical Sciences Messages and Policies

9/28/21 Message From Ramona Agrela: Randomized, asymptomatic testing for faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

9/13/21 Associate Dean Van Vranken Message on Fall Instruction

9/20/21 School Announcement: Masks available at Physical Sciences Storeroom 
Face coverings are available for free at the School of Physical Sciences Storeroom in the Basement of Frederick Reines Hall, from 10 – 11 am each day. These are cloth masks.  

If you wish to obtain N95 masks – a terrific idea - a mandatory 5 min video provides instruction in its use. Access this video at the UCLC website. It is titled, "FILTERING FACEPIECE (N95) VOLUNTARY USE". To find this video, simply search "N95" in the window at the top of the UCLC splash page. You will be required to "register" for this course, which involves a few clicks.  At the conclusion of the course, you will be emailed a certificate that you must bring to PS Stores in order to receive N95 masks.

9/9/21 Associate Dean Penner Message on Masks and Cleaning Kits


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