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.

4:44 pm    March 14, 2020

Student tests positive for COVID-19, UC Berkeley officials respond

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. 

10:53 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.

4:00 pm    March 10, 2020

UC Irvine Twitter: UC Irvine community member tests negative for COVID-19

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.

3:00 pm    March 10, 2020

UC Merced moves toward remote learning

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.