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Important Housing Updates for December 4th

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December 4, 2020

Greetings!

You made it to the home stretch of fall quarter, and I want to wish you all a healthy and successful conclusion to what has been a challenging 10 weeks! As you finish papers and prepare for finals, please hold fast to your end-of-the-quarter sequestration routine. It will help protect your health (and that of your family over the break) and reduce opportunities for the virus to spread.

Here are some important updates for this first week in December:

  1. Positive Covid cases on campus have been on the rise for the past few weeks, and that means more people in both isolation and quarantine. Your prevention efforts are more important than ever to contain that spread and minimize disruption to your life and studies.
  1. The Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct is tracking compliance with both weekly asymptomatic testing and completion of Daily Symptom Check. Compliance with these requirements drives the status of your ZotPass, which allows access to campus facilities, including the dining commons for residence hall residents. Beginning on Monday, December 7th, enforcement of the ZotPass requirement will be in full effect.
    1. If you have not already done so, schedule your weekly Covid test on the Student Health Center Patient Portal­­­. Recurring appointment scheduling is available.
    2. Instructions for the Daily Symptom Check App here. 
  1. Orange County and the UCI Campus is still in the Purple Tier, which includes restrictions on indoor gatherings and imposes a nightly curfew from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. This means that you must remain in your residence during those hours. The curfew is in effect for one month, so through the end of the quarter. 
  1. Requirements for testing and sequestration upon return from winter break are still being finalized, and more information will be provided in the weeks ahead.  Residents of UCI Housing communities (Arroyo Vista, Mesa Court, Middle Earth, Campus Village, Palo Verde, or Verano Place) who decide (for a Covid-related reason) that they prefer to live off-campus for winter and spring quarters may cancel their contract/lease without penalty through March 31, 2021.

If you have questions regarding these updates or other Covid-related issues in Housing, email them to HousingCovidQuestion@housing.uci.edu. As always, we thank you for your commitment to bringing your best efforts to the public health challenges we face as an Anteater community! 

Sincerely, 

Tim Trevan, Executive Director  
Student Housing