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Coronavirus Updates for the UCI Community

UCI is closely monitoring the coronavirus ("COVID-19") situation and associated communications from the county, state and federal authorities. We will continue to provide updates through this website and email communications, and take steps to ensure the health and safety of our community. More information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the Centers of Disease and Control (CDC)Preventative measures to prevent the spread of the virus can be found on this page.


The Strategic Advisory Group is mapping out the details related to our workforce, research, students (current and prospective), instruction (undergraduate and graduate), health (patient and public), technology, and business operations.

The phase-in decisions are being made with an abundance of thought and planning, with the health of our community at the forefront. Our guiding principles are as follows:

  1. Our primary concern is our people.
  2. We will follow public health directives.
  3. Transitions will be measured, careful, and flexible.
  4. We will learn as we proceed and incorporate new techniques and technologies as they become available.
  5. Our standards of quality will not waver.

Read the Chancellor's May 11, 2020 email on re-engaging campus operations »


The UCI campus has 10 reported positive COVID-19 cases – seven have been clinically cleared.

In accordance of health privacy laws, we cannot disclose the identity or personal information. We are in coordination with the Orange County Health Care Agency and connecting with those who may have been exposed through contact.


We recognize that not every concern or question may be addressed, especially those with uniquely individual circumstances.

We have established the UCI Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Center. Students, staff, faculty, parents, and community partners may call 949-824-9918 or email to connect directly for more information.

March 19, 2020: An Open Letter to the Orange County Community from UCI and UCI Health leadership

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Preventative Measures

Reducing the spread of viruses starts with basic hygiene. Here are preventative measures that you can follow to keep our community healthy. 

Wash hands thoroughly

Always wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. *It's not the water temperature, but the time you take rubbing the hands (20 seconds).

Use your elbow

Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough.

Stay at home

If you are sick, stay home and do not travel. Call ahead before visiting your doctor or the Student Health Center to arrange a time to be seen.

Clean surfaces often

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Campus Messages

Welcome Admitted Students

May 21, 2020 6:00 p.m.

We are excited to welcome you to our community. Your admission to UCI opens the door to an extraordinary journey at one of the nation’s top ten public universities, where you can experience high-quality research and learning, build a lifetime of relationships and fond memories and, of course, cheer the fiercest mascot in the history of higher education.

UCI Forms New Workgroup to Plan for the Return of Staff to Campus

May 11, 2020 5:20 p.m.

A message from Ramona Agrela on the formation of UCI workgroup guiding transition of staff returning to campus.

UCI Research Activities and California’s Staged Roadmap

May 11, 2020 4:30 p.m.

Pramod Khargonekar shares Guiding Principles and update re: California's progress toward stage 2 reopening.

What’s Next: A New Day

May 11, 2020 4:05 p.m.

Chancellor Howard Gillman shares plans for reengaging the campus - mapping out the details related to our workforce, research, students (current and prospective), instruction (undergraduate and graduate), health (patient and public), technology, and business operations.

UCI’s Response to New Title IX Rules

May 8, 2020 11:30 a.m.

The University of California's policies and procedures largely comply with the final rules, but has publicly expressed concerns about a few key provisions in the rules.

Funding Opportunity: COVID-19-Related Community-Engaged Research

April 30, 2020 6:00 p.m.

Special call for applications for COVID-19-related community-engaged research.