UC Health’s five medical centers are launching their own in-house testing for coronavirus, making the UC health system one of the first in the country to do so. Read more at The Sacramento Bee.
Watch the California state legislative briefing on coronavirus and COVID-19, with Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of UC Health, and other public health officials at the California state Senate website. Dr. Byington appears around 26:40.
With finals week just around the corner and the uncertainty of the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hovering, UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman shares the definitive actions that the campus is taking effective immediately, and until further notice.
Update: The Orange County Health Care Agency informed us that the person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 tested NEGATIVE. A member of the UC Irvine community was considered a person under investigation (PUI) for potentially testing positive for #coronavirus. This individual was under self-quarantine off campus until results were received.
With the health and safety of the community as its highest priority, UC Merced leadership, following University of California guidance, will begin moving toward remote learning. The campus is not closing, and classes are not being canceled. Instructors are encouraged to begin using digital tools like CatCourses and Zoom to offer courses remotely, when feasible.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announces that the campus will suspend in-person classes wherever possible and transition to remote platforms through April 10, which is the end of the second week of spring quarter.
UC Davis Chancellor Gary May issues new campus directives. For the sake of everyone’s health, the goal is to minimize face-to-face contact, in instruction and office hours, in workspaces and large gatherings. And we want to emphasize to students, staff and faculty: If you are sick, stay home.
The campus will transition to remote instruction for the remainder of winter quarter and through at least the end of April. That immediate action and several other proactive steps are detailed in a memo from Chancellor Yang, as the university takes steps to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19 on campus, in Isla Vista and in the broader Santa Barbara community.