University of California, Irvine

Coronavirus Messages

Message index

Important information about Zoom security

April 2, 2020 4:15 p.m.

The Office of Information Technology addresses Zoom security vulnerabilities, provides instructions on how to safeguard meetings.

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Guidance on Employment during COVID-19

April 2, 2020 4:00 p.m.

The Chancellors of the UC campuses collectively announced that there will be no COVID-19 related layoffs for all career employees through the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2020.

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Domestic Violence Reporting and Resources

April 1, 2020 9:00 p.m.

UCI CARE, Faculty and Staff Support Services, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) and UCIPD collectively recognize that staying at home and experiencing social isolation can create additional risk and may be dangerous for some members of our community, especially those experiencing relationship or family violence.

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UCI Health: COVID-19 Clinical Leadership Update

April 1, 2020 8:00 p.m.

Updates and resources from UCI Health's leadership team.

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New Campus VPN Instructions during COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020 3:30 p.m.

To accommodate the increased need for remote access to the campus network, we now have multiple VPN servers. Use this guide to determine whether or not you need to connect to VPN, and if so, to choose the VPN connection best suited for your needs.

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Keep Zoom Meetings Secure

April 1, 2020 9:50 a.m.

Zoom is a powerful web conferencing tool that enables remote work and frequent collaboration. Help maintain the privacy of the participants, as well as the security of the information shared with the following tip.

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Update - UCI Libraries Services During COVID-19

March 30, 2020 7:00 p.m.

UCI Libraries shares list of remote offerings.

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Message on Tuition and Fees

March 30, 2020 4:00 p.m.

Information from the UC Office of the President regarding the assessment of student tuition and fees.

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Graduate Division COVID-19 Update

March 29, 2020 4:00 p.m.

Technology resources, internet access and Zoom office hours.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Drive for UCI Medical Center

March 28, 2020 4:15 p.m.

UCI Medical Center is in urgent need of supplies for our frontline care providers and staff. To help, UCI School of Medicine students are hosting a personal protective equipment (PPE) drive from Monday, March 30 to Saturday, April 4.

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Important Information on Deliveries of Purchased Goods

March 28, 2020 11:15 a.m.

With many of our campus buildings closing to align with departments and organizations following social distancing guidelines, it is important to communicate delivery guidelines to vendors and delivery drivers.

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Campus Building Closures Update 2

March 27, 2020 5:20 p.m.

Beginning April 3, 2020 at 9:00 p.m., all campus buildings will be secured to prevent vandalism, theft, and unauthorized access. The exterior doors normally unlocked during business hours will remain locked 24/7.

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What to do if you have internet performance problems

March 27, 2020 5:00 p.m.

If you are trying to conduct remote instruction from home, it is possible you may encounter internet performance problems. OIT provides some options to help you mitigate this potential issue.

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Graduate Division COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020 5:15 p.m.

News and operation updates from the graduate division.

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UCI Payment Services: COVID-19 Operations Update

March 26, 2020 8:00 p.m.

With campus access limited to essential individuals only, UCI Payment Services has temporarily modified its service offerings and procedures for payment card solutions, cashiering, and handling of deposits.

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Summer Session Offered Through Remote Instruction

March 26, 2020 6:00 p.m.

Summer session courses will be offered via remote instruction.

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Remote IT Services

March 25, 2020 9:25 p.m.

A list of recently deployed technology tools for campus use.

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Graduate Division COVID-19 Update

March 25, 2020 6:50 p.m.

News and operation updates from the graduate division.

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Supporting Remote Learning: Student Laptop Loan Program

March 25, 2020 6:20 p.m.

Details for laptop loan program.

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Special Message from Director & Founding Dean Jan Hirsch

March 25, 2020 10:30 a.m.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean Jan Hirsch shares how department is combating COVID-19.

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Zoom and Privacy Consideration for Faculty

March 25, 2020 9:35 a.m.

Privacy guidelines for remote learning.

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Emergency Request for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at UCIMC

March 25, 2020 8:30 a.m.

In an effort to coordinate community interest in reallocating needed equipment to the UCI Medical Center, Environmental Health and Safety will be accepting requests.

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UCI to Offer Child Care Services to Essential On-Site Employees

March 23, 2020 6:15 p.m.

In an effort to assist our essential employees who are required to work on-site during this unique and unprecedented period of time, UCI is partnering with the YMCA to offer local child care services.

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Graduate Division COVID-19 Update: March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 6:11 p.m.

Graduate Division resources.

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Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Case

March 23, 2020 12:51 p.m.

Healthcare worker tests positive.

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Grad Response to First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at UCI

March 23, 2020 11:57 a.m.

A message from Vice Provost for Graduate Education Gillian Hayes to the graduate community.

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Review of COVID-19 communications

March 23, 2020 10:11 a.m.

Review of COVID-19 communications sent to UCI academics.

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Campus Building Closures, Update 1

March 22, 2020 12:51 p.m.

Updated list of building closures.

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A message to alumni, donors and friends

March 21, 2020 3:00 p.m.

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement & Alumni Relations, Brian Hervey addresses UCI's alumni and donors.

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Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at UCI

March 21, 2020 9:02 a.m.

A non-student resident of UCI's campus housing has tested positive for COVID-19.

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An important update from Dean LaFerla

March 20, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Dean LaFerla address the UCI community with how the School of Biological Sciences is taking on COVID-19.

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Remote Instruction Workshops: Week of March 23rd

March 20, 2020 5:40 p.m.

Workshops on remote instruction available to all academics the week of March 23rd.

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UCI Research Shutdown

March 20, 2020 2:45 p.m.

Office of Research clarifies what Gov. Newsom's executive order means for UCI's research enterprise, determines what is critical vs. non-critical research.

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UCPath Center Support

March 20, 2020 1:01 p.m.

UCPath Center employees to shift to remote work effective March 20. UCI employees should continue to submit inquiries through UCPath online using "Ask UCPath Center."

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Governor’s Stay at Home Order

March 20, 2020 10:03 a.m.

UCI leadership reinforces Gov. Gavin Newsom's Stay at Home order, provides additional guidance.

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Urgent action needed for all UCI travelers outside of the US

March 20, 2020 7:55 a.m.

The US State Department has now restricted ALL international travel with its highest level four warning.

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Campus Parking Permit Clarification—No Action Required to Suspend Payroll Deduction

March 19, 2020 6:59 p.m.

Beginning the month of April and until further notice, UCI will suspend all payroll deductions for parking permits. This change will appear on your May 1 paycheck for monthly employees or your May 13 paycheck for bi-weekly employees as permits are deducted in arrears.

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An important update from Dean Barker

March 19, 2020 6:49 p.m.

Dean Barker addresses the Claire Trevor School of the Arts community, shares new art campaign #UCIArtsAnyhere in response to COVID-19.

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UCI Blood Donor Center Donation Request

March 19, 2020 5:09 p.m.

If you are feeling well and healthy, please consider donating blood. Visit the UCI Blood Donor Center website to schedule a blood or platelet donation at the UCI Blood Donor Center on the Medical Center (Orange) campus.

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Update on Remote Teaching for Parents and Students

March 19, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Vice provost of Teaching and Learning Michael Dennin provides remote teaching update for parents and students.

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Remote Teaching Information

March 19, 2020 3:08 p.m.

Guidance and prepartion for faculty and graduate students on remote teaching.

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Cybersecurity of Personal Devices and Working Remote

March 19, 2020 12:09 p.m.

As remote work becomes the norm for now, the Office of Information Technology provides cyber risk avoidance tips.

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An Open Letter to the Orange County Community

March 19, 2020 6:00 a.m.

UCI and UCI Health leadership reinforce commitment to the community.

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On-Campus Residents Able to Safely Return to Their Permanent Residence Must Do So

March 18, 2020 7:58 p.m.

The U.S. Department of Education has stated that student aid packages will not need to be adjusted, should students choose to return to their permanent residences for Spring quarter.

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Reporting COVID-19 Paid Leave in TRS

March 18, 2020 6:01 p.m.

The Time Reporting System ( 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.

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UCI Libraries Closed Until Further Notice

March 18, 2020 11:00 a.m.

UCI Libraries have closed effect March 17 at 8 p.m. Remote Access to Library Services and Collections are still available.

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Spring Housing Plans – Action Needed Now

March 17, 2020 6:30 p.m.

The public health concerns in the United States continue to escalate. We strongly urge students who are able to safely return to their permanent residence to do so by Sunday, March 29, and plan to remain there for the remainder of the academic year.

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Temporary New Location for Check Pick Up

March 17, 2020 5:30 p.m.

The Campus Billing and Collections Office will be closed, and staff will work remotely. Printed checks can be picked up at the Accounting and Fiscal Services Office during limited hours.

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Research Ramp-Down and Curtailment

March 17, 2020 1:39 p.m.

The COVID-19 crisis and the rapidly-changing circumstances associated with it are presenting unprecedented challenges to our research enterprise. UCI’s research community has risen to these challenges, and I greatly appreciate all that you have done so far in response to this crisis.

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UCI Beall Applied Innovation suspends on-site services

March 17, 2020 12:32 p.m.

All programming in the Cove is suspended and on-site services will not be available.

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Student Health Pharmacy Medication Refill

March 17, 2020 12:31 p.m.

For those who are using Student Health Center Pharmacy for medication refills but will be out of the area during the Spring Quarter.

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UCI Commencement Ceremonies Update

March 16, 2020 10:00 a.m.

UCI's 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been canceled. We are considering other alternatives, such as virtual celebrations or rescheduling.

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UCI "Learn Anywhere" Guide for Final Exams & Spring Instruction

March 14, 2020 12:31 p.m.

The Office of Information Technology and the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation have teamed up to bring you a student-centered information page called “Learn Anywhere”.

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UCI Libraries – Update on hours and services

March 13, 2020 6:11 p.m.

UCI Libraries remains open for business to support the teaching, research and needs of the campus.

UDPATE: Effective March 17, 2020 at 8 p.m., UCI Libraries will close until further notice.

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Research Continuity Website in Response to COVID-19 Situation Now Available

March 13, 2020 6:00 p.m.

To assist UCI's research community regarding the impact of COVID-19, the Office of Research (OR) has launched a Research Continuity website. This resource is intended to be a location where researchers and their support staff can go to get answers to their questions.

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Online Teaching Resources, Increased Canvas Support

March 13, 2020 4:58 p.m.

The move to remotely-delivered final examinations for Winter Quarter and remote teaching for Spring Quarter means that the need for timely Canvas support is more critical than ever. To meet this unprecedented demand, faculty and teaching assistants can now get help 24/7, 365 days a year, starting now via phone, email, and live text chat.

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COVID-19: Housing, Student Life, and Commencement Updates

March 13, 2020 4:50 p.m.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Willie Banks Jr. details housing, student life and commencement updates in a message to all students.

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Important Message on Exams

March 13, 2020 10:18 a.m.

We will be administering final exams remotely, with reliable proctoring software or other similarly secure mechanisms that safeguards the integrity of the process. Faculty have a considerable amount of discretion in their choice of alternative methods of assessment.

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Large Event Policy

March 12, 2020 6:05 p.m.

Event policies amendment for COVID-19 effective March 12 - June 12, 2020.

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Zoom Enterprise Licenses Now Available

March 12, 2020 4:02 p.m.

A key component of the campus social distancing, remote teaching, and telework strategy is using the powerful remote meeting tool Zoom. Zoom can be used to host and attend remote instruction, hold meetings, and collaborate digitally with colleagues, classmates, and friends.

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Update on Exams and Spring Quarter Instruction for Students

March 12, 2020 3:00 p.m.

As the campus responds in real time to the coronavirus threat, we wanted to reach out and thank you for the amazing level of understanding you have displayed. We know that the new procedures regarding social distancing are impacting many aspects of your daily lives, and we want to assure you that maintaining a high quality of education is our top priority.

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UCI Athletics - Coronavirus Update

March 12, 2020 12:00 p.m.

UC Irvine has suspended all athletic competition effective immediately, in response to COVID-19 concerns. The announcement was made Thursday by the Big West Conference, in conjunction with UCI leadership and health experts.

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Educational Continuity and Faculty Ownership of Course Materials

March 11, 2020 3:10 p.m.

Review of our university policies concerning ownership of course materials and some steps faculty can take to protect them.

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COVID-19 Test Result Update

March 10, 2020 8:08 p.m.

The Orange County Health Care Agency informed us that the person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 tested negative.

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COVID-19: Academic and Operational Activity for Spring

March 10, 2020 4:11 p.m.

With finals week just around the corner and the uncertainty of the impact of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hovering, I write to share definitive actions that the campus is taking effective immediately, and until further notice.

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COVID-19 Campus Health Update

March 10, 2020 3:46 p.m.

UCI has learned that we now have a member of our campus community who is considered a person under investigation (PUI) for potentially testing positive for COVID-19. This individual was seen by the Student Health Center, where their arrival was coordinated to avoid exposure to others and where they could be safely tested for COVID-19.

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Coronavirus planning and preparedness

March 8, 2020, 9:45 a.m.

The campus continues to remain open and is operating normally. We are fortunate that no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported at UCI, but we continue to watch the global and regional situation carefully and assess the local impact with our partners from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Orange County Health Care Agency.

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Changes to UCI Dining

March 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

Among the proactive measures taken on campus to safeguard student health, UCI Dining has made a few changes that will reduce risk factors for contagion of coronavirus and other seasonal viruses.

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COVID-19 Updated Directive on Non-essential Travel Restrictions

March 6, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

UC President Janet Napolitano has issued an amended travel directive based on the latest COVID-19 risk assessment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). UC students, staff and faculty are to avoid all non-essential, university-related travel to CDC Level 2 countries, in addition to Level 3 countries.

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Preparedness for COVID-19

March 3, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

We are staying current by operating in lockstep with recommendations from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Campus leaders are in constant contact with the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) and the UC Office of the President.

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Update on COVID-19 and International Travel Guidance

Feb. 25, 2020, 3:39 p.m.

Whether for university business or personal travel, let UCI know if you plan to travel anytime. The best way to do this is by registering your travel information at UC International Travel Registry.

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Inclusivity during difficult times

Feb. 14, 2020, 4:20 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

Coronavirus Update: Information for Recently Returned Travelers

Feb. 8, 2020, 7:47 p.m.

As you may be following in the news this week, there have been updates to federal guidelines provided by the Department of Health & Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control. The guideline below is effective for travelers who have returned to the U.S. on or after Feb. 2, 2020.

Absences Due to Illnesses

Feb. 4, 2020, 2:03 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

Notice of Temporary UC Travel Restrictions to China

Feb. 3, 2020, 11:56 a.m.

On Jan. 30, 2020, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the UC community to temporarily “avoid all non-essential travel” to China. As a result of this directive, the campus and medical center have developed a process to determine if travel to China is absolutely essential, or if it can be postponed.

1/31: Coronavirus Update

Jan. 31, 2020, 10:16 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

1/29/20: Coronavirus Update

Jan. 29, 2020, 6:48 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

Coronavirus Resources and FAQs for Faculty & Staff

Jan. 27, 2020, 9:14 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

Coronavirus Resources and FAQs for Students

Jan. 27, 2020, 8:57 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

Coronavirus Update and Health Tips

Jan. 26, 2020, 7:32 p.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.

A health reminder to our Anteater family

Jan 22, 2020, 9:51 a.m.

Knowledge is critical in informing how we respond, and it is for this reason that researchers – at UCI and around the world – are actively engaged in understanding and containing this novel virus.