Recently, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. On Aug. 1, Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency in California over monkeypox. While there are no known cases of monkeypox on campus, UCI is preparing for the possibility.
Orange County has moved into the “high community transmission” level per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. All individuals on campus will be required to wear a mask or face covering while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, except when alone in an enclosed space.
The Student Center test site will remain open this summer for appointments and drop-in PCR (nasal swab) testing
Testing for COVID-19 one to two days prior to attending a gathering or event or before travel and three to five days after attending a gathering or event or travel is a key strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19.