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COVID-19 and public health updates

What are the symptoms of Monkeypox; rash, bumps or blisters, fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches

Monkeypox Information

Recently, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. On Aug. 1, Gov. Newsom declared a state of emergency in California over monkeypox. While there are no known cases of monkeypox on campus, UCI is preparing for the possibility.

Read the Campus Update on Monkeypox

Latest Updates

Indoor masking reinstated

Orange County has moved into the “high community transmission” level per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. All individuals on campus will be required to wear a mask or face covering while indoors, regardless of vaccination status, except when alone in an enclosed space. 

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The Student Center test site will remain open this summer for appointments and drop-in PCR (nasal swab) testing

Testing for COVID-19 one to two days prior to attending a gathering or event or before travel and three to five days after attending a gathering or event or travel is a key strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccine boosters required for all who are eligible

Students and employees must be boosted and upload their documentation no more than 15 days after they are eligible.

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UCI COVID Minute: May 27, 2022 - UC Irvine

UCI COVID Minute: April 29, 2022 - UC Irvine

UCI COVID Minute: April 27, 2022 - UC Irvine

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Additional Resources

UCI Health COVID-19 resources
Student Health Center website
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Housing information
Student Affairs website
Academic Personnel COVID-19 info
Human Resources Future of Work resource page
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services

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UCI COVID-19 Response Center

949-824-9918 | covid19@uci.edu

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