Messages & Policies

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.

Communication from Assoc. Dean Penner on the Infection Protocol for COVID-19

July 9, 2020
As stated by Chancellor Gillman in his July 2nd message, the COVID-19 virus has increased its spread within our communities and we must recommit to previously stated safety precautions and be especially vigilant. Staying home when sick, wearing a face covering, adhering to physical distancing and increased hand washing continue to be effective measures to help slow the spread. Read more

Dean Bullock's Message on School's Policy for Returning to Campus

June 8, 2020
First, as before, if you can work from home you should continue to do so. For approved efforts, return to campus is voluntary not mandatory. Read more

Phase 2 Research Assessments and Plans

Please email your Research Assessment and Research Plans to assess your readiness to reopen under Phase 2 of UC Irvine research expansion. Your submission will be reviewed at departmental level, endorsed when meeting departmental standards, and passed to PS Dean’s Office for Authorized approval step. Research may not be expanded above critical research exceptions approvals until Authorized approval is issued in writing. Learn more