Remote Work Resources
The following tools and resources will help you stay productive during your time working remotely.
Directions on Connecting Remotely
The following instructions will help you to connect to your work machine remotely. Once connected to the internet at home you should download the VPN to access web-based resources on campus. Please check with your department if they will allow this. You will need to submit an electronic device usage form. Read more
Additional articles and videos on telecommuting:
- Coronavirus and the Remote Work Experiment No One Asked For
- How to Maintain Boundaries Between Work and Home When You Telecommute
- Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series
Zoom allows you to meet with up to 300 people with video and voice and allows participants to share what they see on their computer with others.
Sign up for Zoom and click the Sign-in button and login with your UCINetID and password.
General Messages and Policies
Public Health Tiers and Spring Quarter
March 16, 2021 - As COVID-19 cases continue to drop and vaccinations increase, Orange County has moved from the most restrictive purple tier into the red tier. This is great news and we are encouraged that these developments will help support the COVID-19 recovery and the gradual reopening of society and UCI. Read more.
Employee virus testing begins
January 4, 2021 - Starting today, UCI is offering voluntary asymptomatic COVID testing for all onsite campus employees.
Assoc. Dean Penner Message on Updated School COVID-19 Policy
December 16, 2020 - The new SoPS Committee on COVID met for the first time Monday, Dec. 14, to discuss issues for the School relating to the pandemic. I write to share an update on our COVID case policy, and to provide related information, read updates here.
New Family Support Resources Available
November 5, 2020 - In an effort to continue to assist our employees during this unique and unprecedented period of time, UCI has launched families.uci.edu, a new central webpage to help connect UCI families to dependent and elder care resources. Read more.
CA Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
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.
Campus COVID-19 Resources
COVID information and guidance can be found by calling the UCI Coronavirus Response Center at (949) 824-9918, by emailing email@example.com, and at the following information hubs:
- Official UCI COVID-19 Website
- UCnet Website
- Graduate Division COVID-19 Updates
- Reporting a COVID-19 Case Checklist
- Working Well Symptom Checking App
- Non-compliance Response Procedures
- To test or not to test? Asymptomatic Testing Frequency Chart
Students should report positive or suspected cases through the Student Health Center or by calling (949) 824-5304