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.
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).