The University of California is vigilantly monitoring and responding to new information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has been declared a global health emergency.

4:00 pm    May 21, 2020

UC Regents approve principles to guide campus decisions about fall term

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.

2:40 pm    May 15, 2020

Summary of CARES Act funds released by UC Office of the President

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.

Download the summary of CARES Act funds released by UC Office of the President (PDF).

4:14 pm    May 4, 2020

UCSF partners with state to develop public health workforce for COVID-19 response

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.

12:50 pm    May 4, 2020

UC hospitals gradually resume essential services based on 10 principles

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.

Read more about how UC hospitals are gradually resuming essential services and find the 10 systemwide principles.

4:05 pm    April 23, 2020

UC's online high school opens its doors to students stuck at home

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,