Housing Updates for February 19th
February 19, 2021
Hello Housing Residents!
Happy Friday! February is flying by, and COVID-19 cases continue to decline on campus. Thank you for supporting this trend by continuing to follow prescribed prevention measures. Orange County remains in the Purple Tier. As conditions change, we will provide updates on local public health guidance and any changes to permitted activities on campus. For now, please follow the guidelines listed in last week’s email.
Here is a reminder that spring break is coming, and you are being asked to share your plans in this Campus Groups survey: http://cglink.me/2eo/s43212
- Reasons to stay on campus for spring break: We understand that many students will want to get away during the week-long break (March 20-28), 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 reversing the current declines in COVID-19 cases on campus. Students who do travel over the break will be required to get a COVID test within 48 hours of their return and to sequester for 10 days.
- 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