Housing Updates for March 19th
March 19, 2021
Hello Housing Residents!
Congrats on completing winter quarter! For those of you who have decided to leave for the break, please continue to practice all prevention measures during your time away—both for your own protection and so the campus doesn’t experience a new wave of Covid cases following spring break. As you prepare for a week free of classes and studying, please take note of the following:
- Orange County has officially moved into the Red Tier! Please read the campus message from Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Hal S. Stern, Ph.D., and stay tuned for additional messaging on how the Red Tier designation impacts permitted activities on campus.
- For those staying on campus over the break, check out recreational programs being offered by Student Life & Leadership (with support from RHA - the Residential Housing Association). Brandywine Commons, which will remain open over the break to all students holding a meal plan, has several special events planned, too. Also happening next week--The Hill (campus bookstore) will be open temporarily on March 22 & 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with 50% off clearance for many items.
- For those who are traveling, be sure to schedule a COVID-19 test within 48 hours of your return to campus, a second test seven days later, and plan to sequester for 10 days upon return. Those remaining on campus will have no sequestering or additional testing requirement beyond regularly scheduled weekly testing.
- You will also need to schedule your Spring Quarter Recurring Appointments on the Student Health Portal: https://osh.chs.uci.edu. Recurring appointments can also be made by Covid testing site check-in staff.
While numbers are improving across the country, public health experts call upon all of us to remain vigilant with our preventative behaviors. When standards are relaxed (particularly when gatherings are involved), Covid transmission increases, as was recently demonstrated at Duke University. Staying the course with prevention will help us continue the hard-won progress we have made to date. So, whether you are on campus, home with family, or traveling next week, stay safe!
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