Yesterday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order, starting at 11:59 p.m. and remaining in effect until further notice, in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Governor’s order exempts employees performing essential jobs in public agencies such as UCI. Many of you, however, already have approved work-from-home or telecommuting arrangements, as we have already taken steps to move to remote instruction and services. You should continue to work as scheduled, unless you are sick.
Some services are considered absolutely essential under the Governor’s order and require on-site support: Hospital and health care, safety and emergency, critical research and faculty, animal care, IT and building systems, as well as minimized housing, dining and custodial for those who are unable to shelter in permanent residences. Employees in these areas, as well as others determined by leadership, may need to come to their regular work locations, as instructed by their supervisors. Specific details are forthcoming if you are required on-site.
All other functions will be conducted remotely. Events and gatherings of all sizes have been canceled.
We understand that this situation continues to evolve. Because of your commitment and flexibility, our campus has responded quickly, skillfully and proactively. Please visit the Coronavirus information hubs atuci.edu/coronavirus or ucihealth.org/covid-19 for important updates.
Associate Chancellor / Chief HR Executive
Steve A. N. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs
Distinguished Professor, Pediatrics, Physiology & Biophysics
Hal S. Stern, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics