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May 17 - Updates on COVID-19

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CDC chart Choosing Safer Activities

The CDC released this activity guide for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Please note that masks must still be worn on all UCI-controlled property to comply with Cal/OSHA and UC policies. An accessible version of the chart can be viewed here.


No new campus cases*

No student residents or on-campus employees tested positive for COVID-19 from Friday through Sunday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.


Teens should get vaccine, UCI expert says

“As a pediatrician and a parent, I strongly encourage all parents who have children age 12 and older to get them immunized,” said Dr. Coleen Cunningham, who chairs the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and is a national expert on infectious diseases in children.

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To settle lawsuit, UC drops SAT and ACT

Under the agreement, SAT and ACT scores won’t be considered for admission for students applying for entry between fall 2021 and spring 2025. However, scores that are submitted voluntarily can be used for course placement after a student is admitted.


This section curates noteworthy coronavirus news, trends and opinions. No endorsement by UCI is implied. Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesWall Street JournalOC Register and Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

O.C. could move to yellow tier by Wednesday

Orange County is on track to reach the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state's reopening system if current trends hold up, county CEO Frank Kim said. 

Debunking fears of ‘COVID heart’

After a year of frightening headlines and concerns that COVID-19 attacks the heart more aggressively than any other viral illness, the verdict is in: It doesn’t.

Photos: Vaccine history repeats itself, sometimes

In photographs and illustrations from past and present, you can see the similarities and striking contrasts in how vaccines have been handled, received and resisted.

More than 50% of Californians have gotten vaccine

More than half of state residents have received at least one dose, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.


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.

30 actors who left Hollywood and what they do now

These former film and TV stars went on to such careers as police officer, race car driver, White House official, carpenter, lawyer, barista and more.


If you have a shoutout, or if you’d like to share what you’ve been up to during the pandemic, send photos and/or words about your COVID-19 vaccination, activities, workstation, volunteering, etc., to marketing@uci.edu or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.