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.

4:07 pm | March 16, 2020

UC Irvine is making regular updates on its Response Center website. In addition, students, staff, faculty, parents and community partners may call 949-824-9918 or email to connect directly for more information. The campus will continue to provide updates through the website and email communications, and take steps to ensure the health and safety of our community.

10:17 am | March 16, 2020

Effective March 16, the UC Riverside campus will be closed, with only critical operations continuing, UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced. In accordance with an order from Riverside County Public Health. UC Riverside is minimizing the number of people on campus as much as possible, while maintaining the critical functions of the university. All non-essential domestic and international travel is also suspended, effective March 16 and until further notice.

5:44 pm | March 14, 2020

In a message to the UC Berkeley campus community sent Saturday evening, Vice Chancellor for Administration Marc Fisher and Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Health Services Guy Nicolette said that a member of the campus community has contracted COVID-19. The campus is coordinating closely with public health officials and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local health guidance in responding to the case. They reported that the individual is a graduate student who does not live on campus or in the city of Berkeley and has self-isolated in their city of residence. The individual is in good condition and has no serious symptoms. 

11:53 am | March 12, 2020
UC campuses take actions to limit transmission risk

Thus far, no one at a UC campus has tested positive for the virus, however, some locations are choosing to move classes and exams to a remote format to reduce the risk of transmission. Decisions are being made at the campus-level, informed by the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance to colleges and universities. See individual campus directives below, or visit location-specific coronavirus sites on the right sidebar of this page, for details specific to your location.

10:00 am | March 12, 2020

UC’s health plans are closely monitoring and following guidance from the state of California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make sure members receive the best possible care. Learn more about getting the medical advice and care you need from your UC health plan, including cost-sharing waivers for COVID-19 screening and testing, and convenient telemedicine options.

1:48 pm | March 11, 2020

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.

11:45 am | March 11, 2020

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.

5:45 pm | March 10, 2020

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.

5:00 pm | March 10, 2020

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.