COVID-19 Resources, Policies & News

For the latest COVID-19 policies and campus information, visit the UCI Forward website or click the links below. 

Faculty & Instructors

Guidance on instruction, remote teaching, research, and leave options.

Research Continuity

Framework for UCI Phased Research Activities


Resources and information on vaccines, housing, health and safety to help students prepare for the 2021-22 academic year.


Resources and information to help staff prepare for the 2021-22 academic year.

Campus and School Messages and Policies

1/21/22 Message from Vice Chancellor Hal Stern — In-Person Instruction Resumes Jan. 31

1/17/22 Message from Associate Dean Penner — A Reminder of COVID Practices and UCI Requirements

1/7/22 Message from Campus Leadership — Returning to campus and updates

1/7/22 Message from Vice Chancellor Ramona Agrela — UCI to provide at-home COVID tests to campus employees

1/6/22 Message from Chancellor Gillman — Extension of Remote Instruction

1/1/22 Message from Associate Dean Penner — Returning from Winter Break

12/22/21 Message from Vice Chancellor Ramona Agrela — Information Regarding Staff Return to Campus Following Winter Administrative Recess

12/21/21 Message from Chancellor Gillman — Update on Winter Instruction

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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