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.

5:00 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.

4:00 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.

3:32 pm    March 10, 2020

UCLA transitions to remote instruction

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.

3:31 pm    March 10, 2020

UC Davis: Exams, paid leave and gatherings

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.

3:21 pm    March 10, 2020

UC Santa Barbara announces proactive steps, including transition to remote instruction

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.