Instructors are asked to accelerate their efforts to transition their course materials and instruction to remote formats and minimize in-person instruction for the remainder of winter quarter. Winter quarter final exams will not be held in person. Instructors should plan to teach spring quarter courses fully remotely through April 3, 2020, and prepare to continue remote instruction through the remainder of the quarter, as needed.
In a memo to the UC Santa Cruz community, Chancellor Cynthia Larive said the new measures would be effective beginning March 11, and would remain in place through the first week of the spring quarter. A decision on what will happen after April 3 and beyond for the spring quarter will occur at a later date, based on the latest coronavirus information available. Timely updates will be emailed and posted on the UC Santa Cruz COVID-19 website.
For the last week of winter quarter, courses are continuing to meet in person, but instructors will no longer use attendance-based points in their grading. Starting in spring quarter, all lecture and discussion courses will be delivered remotely. In the context of the UC San Diego campus, this will mainly involve offering conventional courses via remote teaching and learning tools. Comprehensive information on UC San Diego's educational continuity is available at: COVID-19 Information.
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announces that beginning Tuesday, March 10, the campus will suspend most in-person classes and will begin offering all lecture courses (including discussion sections), seminar instruction and examination through alternative modalities (e.g., Zoom, course capture, etc.) through spring break.
Chancellor Gene Block announces that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has just informed UCLA that results have come back negative for the three students who were being tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Chancellor Gene Block informs the UCLA community that three students are being tested for COVID-19 by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). All three students are self-isolating off campus.
President Napolitano issues new directive on non-essential travel, virus response authority
In response to rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, UC President Janet Napolitano issued a new directive that restricts non-essential, university travel to countries designated CDC Level 2 and higher. The directive expands a Feb. 26 order that restricted non-essential travel to CDC Level 3 countries (China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea). Level 2 countries, defined as those with “sustained community transmission” of COVID-19, currently include just Japan as of March 5, but please go to the CDC site for the most current information.
Yolo County Public Health notified university staff on Feb. 29 that the UC Davis student who was quarantined and tested for COVID-19 had a negative result. The two other UC Davis students have also been notified and released from isolation.