Gatherings are having a noted impact on quarantine numbers:While positive case numbers continue totrend downward, prohibited gatherings are resulting in a large number of quarantined students, currently at 94. Students from multiple communities and Zot Pods who were in contact with a COVID-positive peer, are later showing up positive, triggering new rounds of quarantines in their respective locations. Quarantine in your room (usually for 10 days) is a required public health measure if exposed, and also an experience most students would prefer to avoid.
Bottom line--Gatherings are prohibited, even during the Big Game Sunday, Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day:We understand the temptation to relax your guard for a special occasion that you want to enjoy with others. But please don’t let a ‘special day’ become the day you contract or spread the virus!
To stay on top of campus COVID-19 information and updates, visit the UCI Forward Coronavirus Information Hub athttps://uci.edu/coronavirus/.