UCI Forward

UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.


About the dashboard

UCI has been a community leader in its approach to public health and wellness during the pandemic. It developed leading-edge programs designed to maintain a healthy environment and help control the spread of coronavirus within the campus community.

UCI is abiding by the University of California’s vaccine policy, which requires all students, faculty and staff to receive a coronavirus vaccine or have an approved exception before coming to campus. As indicated in the scorecard below, nearly 97% of students and employees are vaccinated. The university developed rigorous contact tracing, vaccine navigation and testing programs to ensure that those carrying the virus receive proper care without spreading disease. Our team of contact tracers works closely with people who test positive, proactively reaching out to others who may have been exposed to the virus and arranging for possible quarantine. More information on testing and scheduling is available here; more on UCI’s contact tracing strategy is available here.

UCI also developed innovative teaching and learning models so students who must quarantine or study remotely can have a high-quality, enriching experience. It also invested in improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to filter the air entering its buildings.

The dashboard statistics below cover both on-campus and off-campus UCI community members beginning Sept. 5, 2021. Historical data is available on this page. Employees of UCI Health clinical operations are not included. The recovery counts represent positive cases that have been cleared by a physician. The information is provisional and is subject to change as updates occur.

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Historical data pre-Sept. 5, 2021

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In accordance with health privacy laws, we cannot disclose the identity or personal information of those affected. We are in coordination with the Orange County Health Care Agency and connecting with those who may have been exposed through contact. Numbers fluctuate day-by-day due to changes in patient condition(s). Data are gathered daily at one point in time and reflect the date that case submissions are reported.


Potential Workplace Exposure

Assembly Bill 685 requires employers to notify all employees who were at a worksite of all potential exposures to COVID-19 and notify the local public health agency of outbreaks.

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For anyone who has been potentially exposed as a close contact (a close contact is someone you were within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes within a 24 hour period), they will be contacted directly by UCI’s UCI Contact Tracing & Vaccine Navigation Services and provided appropriate instructions.

No locations were identified yesterday as places where people were on campus during their infectious periods.

Last updated 11/29/2021 8:33 AM

Exposición potencial en el trabajo

La Ley 685 de la Asamblea requiere que los empleadores notifiquen a todos los empleados que se encontraban en un lugar de trabajo de todas las posibles exposiciones a COVID-19 y notifiquen a la agencia de salud pública local sobre los brotes.

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Para cualquier persona que haya estado potencialmente expuesta como un contacto cercano (un contacto cercano es alguien que estuvo a 6 pies de distancia durante al menos 15 minutos dentro de un período de 24 horas), serán contactados directamente por los Servicios de Navegación de Vacunas y Localización de Contactos de UCI y proporcionado con las instrucciones adecuadas.

Ayer no se identificaron ubicaciones del campus como lugares en donde alguien estuvo durante el período infeccioso.

Última actualización 11/29/2021 8:33 AM

Helpful resources and links

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Center: Call to answer questions regarding COVID-19, processes, reporting steps, etc.
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Employee Experience Center: Call to answer questions regarding your benefits, workers’ compensation, return to work processes, etc.
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
EEC website EEC@uci.edu

UCI Contact Tracing & Vaccine Navigation Services: Call to answer questions regarding quarantines, finding vaccine appointments.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Reporting a COVID-19 safety concern