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COVID-19 Test Result Update

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March 10, 2020

Dear Anteaters,

Since my last communication with you, we have received good news. The Orange County Health Care Agency informed us that the person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 tested negative. 

The Student Health Center has received a number of inquiries asking for information about the movement of the individual who was under investigation. In this week’s case, the campus quickly identified where the PUI had been and notified those individuals who were in close proximity with them, including classmates. Should we have any further cases of PUIs at UCI, we will be practicing the same outreach measures to ensure those that are most likely to be at risk are aware of the details and counseled on proper actions to take in order to minimize spreading the virus responsible for COVID-19.

As a reminder, if students feel ill or that you meet specific criteria for testing, please call the Student Health Center or physician’s office for further guidance. Students may also consider using LiveHealth Online, from the convenience of your home, 24 hours a day. Staff and faculty should contact their primary care provider or call ahead to an urgent care center before arriving in person.

We appreciate your help in ensuring the health of the UCI community.

Albert S. Chang, MD, MPH 
Medical Director, UCI Student Health Center