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July 6 - Updates on COVID-19

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New positive cases

Two undergraduate students living separately off-campus and three UCI employees tested positive for COVID-19 since our last update on Thursday. The students had no contact with anyone on campus and are recovering in self-isolation at home. One of the employees hasn’t been on campus since March. Contacts with the other employees are being notified. A complete case count for UCI campus employees and students is maintained at www.uci.edu/coronavirus.


UCI Magazine: Special COVID edition

A photo-driven special issue of the magazine chronicles the university’s response to the pandemic: on the front lines via UCI Health, on campus, in research labs and in online instruction.


The Art of Summer BBQ

Chef Jessica Van Roo from the Anteater Test Kitchen will release her latest cooking video Wednesday. On the menu: grilled shrimp pizza, grilled Caesar salad and grilled peaches.


Amid the heartbreaking loss of life and economic hardship wrought by the coronavirus, we recognize the need for stories of kindness, hope, courage and humor.

To help a street vendor, customer bought all his ice pops. His reaction went viral

The joyful video also prompted a GoFundMe campaign to help the 70-year-old Chicago vendor retire.

How cartoonists are chronicling the mask debate

The Grim Reaper, God, President Trump and Michelangelo’s David statue are among the characters featured in this compilation of political cartoons dealing with the battle over wearing masks.


Are protests unsafe? Experts’ opinions depend on who’s protesting what

Public health experts decried anti-lockdown protests as dangerous gatherings. Many seem less eager to criticize marches against racism.

The price of isolation

America faces a hidden epidemic of loneliness that could make us more vulnerable to COVID-19.

FDA approves COVID test that gives results in 15 minutes

The FDA has given emergency authorization for a coronavirus antigen test that yields rapid results. The test uses a standard nose and throat swab to collect samples.

Beaches reopen after holiday shutdown

Beaches in Orange County, Los Angeles and Long Beach reopened this morning after being closed over the weekend to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Orange County backs state closure orders

To align Orange County with recent state directives, acting OC Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau issued new orders Friday requiring the closure of: bars (with certain exceptions); indoor dining at restaurants; movie theaters; wineries and tasting rooms; family entertainment centers such as bowling alleys and miniature golf; zoos and museums; and cardrooms.

Antibody drug moves to phase 3 trials

A combination antibody treatment for COVID-19 from Regeneron has begun phase three trials to evaluate its ability to prevent infection in people who have been in contact with an infected person.

California sees highest one-day jump of cases

California recorded 11,786 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the highest one-day jump seen anywhere across the nation so far.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

ABC7, July 2, 2020 (Video)
Ask the doctor forum: Medical experts answer common questions about COVID-19

California Healthline, July 6, 2020
‘Please tell me my life is worth a LITTLE of your discomfort,’ nurse pleads

The Guardian, July 3, 2020
LA’s Covid-19 ‘explosion’: overwhelmed hospitals, struggling workers, shuttered restaurants

Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2020
Orange County inflated its coronavirus test numbers by mistakenly including antibody tests, officials say

CBS Los Angeles, July 2, 2020 (Video)
OC officials address gaffe after 30,000 antibody tests were incorrectly included in total number of COVID-19 tests 

The Sacramento Bee, July 2, 2020
Sacramento area slams brakes on July 4 events. Even large private parties ‘should not happen’ 

MSN, July 4, 2020
Red Bluff High graduates serve across the nation as nurses during COVID-19 pandemic 

Fast Company, July 6, 2020
How COVID-19 will permanently change hiring in Silicon Valley 

Healthy System CIO, July 3, 2020
What Covid demands of CIOs


OC-COVID19.org - powered by UCI and UCI Health, a website devoted to providing timely, useful, evidence-based information about the novel coronavirus pandemic to our friends and neighbors across Orange County

UCI Coronavirus Information Hub - more information on campus status and operational updates

UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health