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.

1:50 pm | May 4, 2020

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.

5:05 pm | April 23, 2020

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,

4:00 pm | April 20, 2020

Learn more about the actions UC is taking to help students through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editor's note: PDF updated Dec. 1, 2020

2:23 pm | April 20, 2020

The public university system is mirroring the federal government's suspension of interest and payments, granting relief to tens of thousands of borrowers.

11:06 am | April 15, 2020

The UC president outlined the unexpected financial costs ($558 million in March alone) of responding to the pandemic across the system, and asked for more funding to help.

4:14 pm | April 8, 2020

UC is taking swift action to ensure that this pandemic will not derail anyone’s ability to attend the university, including our newly admitted students and those who are hoping to attend UC in the near future, writes UC President Janet Napolitano for The Sacramento Bee.

1:23 pm | April 8, 2020

From clothing to groceries, there's a lot of question marks these days. What should we actually worry about (and what’s just overkill)? Dr. John Swartzberg, professor emeritus of public health at UC Berkeley, gives us some clarity.

2:45 pm | April 7, 2020

We are optimistic that a clear path forward for the U.S. and the world can be identified, write UC President Janet Napolitano and UC Health Executive Vice President Dr. Carrie L. Byington in a new opinion piece.

Our nation’s public research universities are one resource that can help light the way. Researchers across the University of California and our associated health centers are already engaged in more than 300 research initiatives designed to combat COVID-19.

4:14 pm | April 6, 2020

The University of California Health on April 6 has begun issuing daily updates via its @UofCAHealth Twitter account about SARS-CoV-2 testing volume, the number of positive tests and age distribution of confirmed cases gathered from its five medical centers across the state.

Led by Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., chief data scientist and the director of the Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation (CDI2) at UC Health, the dashboard unifies testing information on patients at each of UC’s academic health centers – UC Davis Health, UC San Diego Health, UCI Health, UCLA Health and UCSF Health - as well as externally performed tests for UC patients.