As all UC campuses are actively engaged in scenario planning for the fall term, with decisions to come as soon as mid-June, the Board of Regents adopted the “Principles for Responsible Operation of University Locations in Light of the SARS-COV-2 Pandemic (PDF).” The standards include a testing plan, a contact tracing plan, and a quarantine and isolation plan. Once they have satisfied these standards, campuses can consider how to best approach their comprehensive plans for the fall.
UC Office of the President has issued a summary of the funds UC campuses received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for emergency aid to students, and provided guidance to campuses on its use. The CARES Act mandates that at least 50 percent of funds be used to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
Campus leaders offer an update on their ongoing planning and lay out three scenarios for fall semester operations.
The Ready to Learn program makes COVID-19 testing available to thousands of students in effort to track the novel coronavirus and better position the campus to resume in-person activities in the fall.
UC San Francisco is launching a workforce training and technical assistance program on Thursday, May 6, 2020, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, to facilitate the training of thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact tracing, case investigation and administration, to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The move represents the next stage of the state’s effort to bring the COVID-19 epidemic under control and prepare the communities for a safe emergence from shelter in place.
The University of California’s hospitals announced today (May 4, 2020) a gradual resumption of essential services at all five medical centers across the state. Many procedures were postponed as part of preparedness for a possible surge of patients with COVID-19. Each UC Health location has developed resumption plans to meet the needs of its community while following 10 systemwide principles and receiving guidance from local public health officials.
UC Scout offers free online college prep courses to California public school students and teachers, delivering state-of-the-art remote instruction. It provides the full range of courses needed for admission to UC and CSU, plus 26 Advanced Placement classes. Daily use of UC Scout course material is up 234 percent since the shelter-in-place order went into effect,
Learn more about the actions UC is taking to help students through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor's note: PDF updated Dec. 1, 2020