Feb. 2 - Booster clinics, asymptomatic testing
And we’re back: After an extended break due to COVID-19, students once again filled popular campus locations on Tuesday. Photo by Steve Zylius / UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
In the latest UCI COVID Minute, Dr. Susan Huang, professor of infectious diseases and medical director of epidemiology & infection prevention, answers this question: If I’ve just had COVID-19, how long should I wait before getting the booster?
Free clinics allow Anteaters to get flu and COVID-19 booster shots
UCI offers vaccine clinics for students, faculty and staff in the Division of Continuing Education’s lower-level lobby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in February. Be advised that the clinics are not operated by the Student Health Center nor UCI Health but Ralphs Pharmacy (on Tuesdays, Feb. 8 and 15) and Albertsons Pharmacy (on Fridays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25). Walk-ins are accepted but reservations are strongly recommended.
Reminder: Testing is required to help stop spread of COVID
All students and employees are required to be tested periodically for SARS-CoV-2 in a manner and with a frequency as directed by UCI. This applies to those entering or physically present on UCI controlled property, including ACC housing but not Medical Center locations that have their own testing protocols. See the requirements and information for students and employees.
Samueli School partners with Los Alamos National Lab
Starting this year, the Samueli School of Engineering is awarding competitive graduate fellowships in climate and environment, renewable energy and materials and chemical research. Overseen by a joint UCI-Los Alamos National Laboratory committee, the fellowships sprang from the UCI-National Labs Connections initiative, which aims to increase research collaboration between faculty and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, create educational opportunities and enhance workforce development in critical areas of research of national interest.
Business school dean shares insights into record-setting turnover among US workers
Ian O. Williamson, dean of the Paul Merage School of Business and a globally recognized expert in human resource management, believes the “Great Resignation” — U.S. workers quitting or changing jobs in record numbers — will continue for some time. “The sooner employers accept that and adapt,” Williamson says, “the better they’ll be at managing the new normal.”
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
WHO urges caution as countries loosen restrictions
Countries should be cautious about lifting coronavirus restrictions, World Health Organization officials warned, noting that many places have not yet reached the peak of the omicron surge. Denmark, which relaxed all public health measures including mask-wearing and isolating after a positive test result, had one of the world’s highest infection rates in the past seven days despite a relatively high vaccination rate (81%).
International Coffee Hour
Thursday, 11 a.m. (sponsored by International Center)
Re-inventing You for the New Year: A Journey of Growth
Thursday, noon (sponsored by Information and Computer Science)
Visit today.uci.edu to see and submit event listings. Events of general interest will be shared in UCI Digest two days before they occur.
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
KCBS (video), Feb. 1
Cited: Gillian Hayes, vice provost of graduate education, and dean, graduate division
The Washington Post, Feb. 1
Cited: Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, professor of Asian American studies and director, humanities center
WalletHub, Feb. 2
Cited: Mary C. Gilly, professor emerita of marketing and associate dean, research and doctoral studies
Jessica Miclat, who was a midfielder with UCI women’s soccer from 2016 to 2019 and was named part of the All Big West First Team her senior season, is bound for the 2023 World Cup qualifying round with the Philippines Women’s National Football Team. Credit: Twitter/@UCIwsoc
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
49 new cases reported
On Tuesday, UCI recorded 49 new cases of COVID-19: 40 students and nine employees. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Upload your vaccine and booster records
Potential workplace exposure
UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.
For COVID-19 questions
UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health
Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19
For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.