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.
The UCI campus has three positive COVID-19 cases – one confirmed by public health officials, one self-reported, and one reported by a contractor whose employee was last on site on Mar. 13.
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.
While we encourage you to review our FAQ section, 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@example.com connect directly for more information.
Reducing the spread of viruses starts with basic hygiene. Here are preventative measures that you can follow to keep our community healthy.
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).
Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough.
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 and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We have been informed that a non-student resident of UCI’s campus family housing tested positive for COVID-19.In accordance of health privacy laws, we cannot disclose the identity or personal information regarding the individual. We have coordinated with the Orange County Health Care Agency and been in touch with those who may have been exposed through contact.
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. UCI employees and supervisors must advise all of our travelers to either return to the US immediately or to stay where they are until guidelines change which could be many months, certainly an indefinite period of time.
The Time Reporting System (timesheet.uci.edu) was recently updated to allow employees to report paid leave hours related to COVID-19. Employees who use TRS can report COVID-19 paid leave in the same way they report their normal work hours and leave usage.