Housing Updates for February 12th
February 12, 2021
Hello Housing Residents!
Welcome to your 3-day Presidents Weekend! Let’s hope you get a little extra rest and relaxation, while remaining vigilant about COVID-19 prevention measures. Please note the following updates regarding the weekend and upcoming spring break.
- As you celebrate Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about campus guidelines for COVID-19 prevention:
- Gatherings are prohibited, including indoor gatherings in graduate and undergraduate housing communities.
- Face coverings are required in all public settings.
- Physical distancing is required.
- Students are required to continue with weekly asymptomatic testing.
- Students are required to participate in the daily symptom check.
While we are encouraged by the recent decline in COVID cases on campus, this is not a reason to relax prevention efforts! The recent surge of COVID cases at UC Berkeley, where 200 students have tested positive over the first two weeks of February, sending 2,000 housing residents into lockdown status, reminds us how quickly things can change. So stay safe and keep up your COVID-prevention efforts!
- Spring Break is on the horizon! Here are some things to consider. Winter quarter ends on March 19th, the campus will be on spring break from March 22 – 26, and spring quarter classes start on Monday, March 29th. We understand that many students will want to get away during the week-long break, but please keep in mind that Public Health officials still recommend against non-essential travel. We also urge you to consider the impacts that travel could have on COVID-19 cases on campus. Students who do choose to travel over the break will be required to get a COVID test within 48 hours of their return and to sequester for 10 days.
In order for us to staff appropriately and make operational adjustments during Spring Break, please fill out this campus survey to let us know about your plans: http://cglink.me/2eo/s43212
- Spring sequestration for students who travel for spring break will follow the same rules as previous sequestrations, except that the duration will be 10 days. As a reminder, during sequestration students are allowed to pick up meals, receive their weekly COVID-19 test and enjoy the outdoors in a physically distanced way. Prohibited activities include socializing with guests, attending indoor gatherings, and traveling off campus for non-essential activities. Essential activities include attending health care appointments and work. For a graphic guide to permitted activities, click here.
To stay on top of campus COVID-19 information and updates, visit the UCI Forward Coronavirus Information Hub at https://uci.edu/coronavirus/.
If you have questions regarding these updates or other COVID-19-related issues in Housing, email them to HousingCovidQuestion@uci.edu.
Tim Trevan, Executive Director