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July 16 - Updates on COVID-19

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Egyptian goose

An Egyptian goose sails toward the weekend. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


New positive case

An undergraduate student living on campus tested positive for COVID-19. The student is in self-isolation and no contacts were reported. A cumulative case count for UCI campus employees and students is maintained at www.uci.edu/coronavirus.


ROTC cadet

On the front lines: An ROTC cadet’s pandemic service

Biological sciences major Steven Pong spent his spring quarter volunteering at a field hospital in New York while continuing his UCI classes remotely. “Being able to help people at their lowest of lows—it’s just the most amazing and rewarding experience ever,” the ROTC cadet says. “Walking them out of the hospital doors to send them home just…words cannot describe how amazing that feeling is.”


College during a pandemic

Incoming UC president Dr. Michael Drake talks with ABC News about some of the challenges facing the 10-campus system.


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.

COVID-19 cartoons

Another roundup of editorial cartoons on the virus outbreak.

Oregon company wants to give a free mask to every American

The firm set up a nonprofit arm to send washable face coverings to individuals, hospitals, senior citizen care facilities, homeless organizations and the Hopi Nation, among others.


Note: Some news organizations require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal for students, faculty and staff. 

CVS and Target to require customers to wear face masks

Beginning Monday, all CVS stores will require customers to wear face coverings. And on Aug. 1, all Target customers will be required to wear masks or face coverings.

L.A. Latino, Black students fared worse in online learning

English learners, students with disabilities, homeless students and children in the foster-care system also had lower rates of online participation.

Russian hackers trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research

Security officials said the efforts targeted scientists in the U.S., Britain and Canada.

Desperate parents pay to get kids out of online schools

Families who can afford it are hiring tutors or creating micro-schools to avoid the pitfalls of remote learning.

1.3 million more Americans file for unemployment

More than 1 million people filed new claims for jobless benefits last week. This marks the 17th straight week in which new claims exceeded 1 million.

California sets two COVID records

Yesterday, California set two more records: hospitalizations and ICU admissions. Public health officials are discussing another stay-at-home order for some counties.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

Daily Pilot, July 15, 2020
UC Irvine graduate is the architect of detailed COVID-19 dashboard

Voice of OC, July 15, 2020
Voice of OC to host live video coronavirus discussion with county’s top experts July 16

Financial Times, July 15, 2020
The comfort of cash in a time of coronavirus

The Sacramento Bee, July 16, 2020 (Subscription)
UC Health system builds COVID-19 patient database in race for treatment breakthrough

The Washington Post, July 15, 2020
As the coronavirus crisis spins out of control, Trump issues directives — but still no clear plan

Orange County Business Journal, July 15, 2020
OC’s COVID-19 reporting process

Voice of OC, July 15, 2020
Orange County hospitals brace for coronavirus surge mode 

The Hill, July 15, 2020
Opinion: Amid rush for COVID-19 vaccine, preventable childhood disease risks grow

Governing, July 16, 2020
Dispatches from Navajo Nation and its battle with COVID-19


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