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May 19 - Updates on COVID-19

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Succulent against a blue UCI direction sign. Photo by Ian Parker


No new campus cases*

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


Sleep deprivation and the pandemic

The UCI Counseling Center’s Katie Ohene outlines the negative effects of not getting enough slumber and offers tips for better sleep.

Upcoming events


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.

3 of 4 report no vaccine side effects

Other than a sore arm, a study of 627,000 people found only a quarter had headaches, fatigue or similar negative effects.

Maps show vaccination rate for every California ZIP code 

You can check to see what percentage of your neighbors have been inoculated.

Orange County moves into yellow tier

As the area officially graduates to California’s least restrictive tier today, restrictions loosen on Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and other businesses.

Four states report zero deaths for first time in months

Texas, Arizona, Minnesota and Massachusetts recently logged no daily COVID deaths. For Texas, it was the first such report since March 2020.

Vaccinations surge in state that offers $5M lottery

Ohio may have hit the vaccination jackpot with its $5 million "Vax-a-Million" lottery. COVID-19 shots have jumped since the incentive was announced.


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.

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Covid Inc. in Tempe, Arizona, has been selling audiovisual equipment for decades. Photo by Kevin Myles

When your company is named Covid, the jokes never end

“We get a lot of customers who always want to come up with our new taglines ... ‘Covid, we had it first.’ Or ‘The only thing that's contagious is our quality,’” says the CEO of Arizona-based Covid Inc.


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.