June 2 - Updates on COVID-19
Update on cleaning supplies to support return to campus
As UCI continues to prepare for the gradual phase-in return to campus, the COVID-19 Logistical Support Team has been established to coordinate inventory and supply-chain processes for items needed to support the workbeing done by various departments to ensure local requirements are met before returning to campus.
UCI COVID-19 NEWS AND STORIES
COVID-19 protective gear donations
Orange County companies, residents, students, alumni and philanthropists rally around UCI Health to help shore up supplies for the COVID-19 outbreak.
Transition to remote teaching - Spring Quarter 2020 highlights
Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, UCI transitioned to a remote teaching and learning environment. UCI’s ongoing leadership at the forefront of developing evidence-based pedagogical strategies and technological innovations has served the campus well during the spring quarter. Faculty and staff quickly came together to adapt and continue to provide a world-class educational experience.
UCI COVID-19 VIRTUAL EVENTS
Race and Inequality During COVID-19
The School of Humanities continues in its series “COVID-19: The Humanities Respond” with the next in the series, Race and Inequality During COVID-19. The event features Frank B. Wilderson III and Andrew Highsmith, Departments of African American Studies and History and takes place June 4.
Voting Rights & Election Integrity at the Time of COVID-19
The School of Law continues with its series “COVID-19 and the Law” with its next event called, Voting Rights & Election Integrity at the Time of COVID-19. The session is presented by Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, and takes place June 4 from noon to 1 p.m. Registration is required.
COVID-19 Q & A with Associate Professor Andrew Noymer
Back by popular demand, the Program in Public Health presents a bonus episode of its Public Health Lunchtime Lecture Series with a 30-minute COVID-19 Q and A with Associate Professor Andrew Noymer. With a background in epidemiology, demography and public health, Dr. Noymer has been sharing his expertise throughout the pandemic in media interviews and public (virtual) talks. The session takes place June 4 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Registration is required.
COMMUNITY UPDATES & NEWS
U.S. surgeon general expects spike in COVID-19 cases due to protests
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said he remains concerned about the health consequences of people out protesting. Based on how the disease spreads, he stated “there is every reason to expect that we will see new clusters and potentially new outbreaks moving forward.”
World Health Organization raises alarm about antibiotic resistance
The World Health Organization has raised concern over the risk of using antibiotics to treat COVID-19, as it could fuel the rise in antimicrobial resistance.
FDA allows more companies to make hand sanitizer
Due to demand, the US Food and Drug Administration has expanded the kinds of companies that are allowed to make hand sanitizer. This will now allow some ethanol producers to make hand sanitizers.
Over 100 prominent academics call for cloth mask requirements
On the website Masks4all a cross-disciplinary group has written an open letter calling for cloth mask requirements.
CBO projects coronavirus to plague economy for next decade
New projections released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) suggest fallout from the coronavirus pandemic will shrink the size of the U.S. economy by roughly $8 trillion over the next decade.
Governor’s budget cuts will hit most vulnerable Californians
California Gov. Newsom has proposed sweeping budget cuts to safety-net healthcare programs – including Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program for low-income people – just as enrollment is projected to spike because of record job losses related to the pandemic.
One-third of unemployment payout has yet to arrive
An estimated one-third of unemployment benefits owed to the millions of Americans who lost their job have yet to be paid. This is due to the unprecedented number of layoffs the nation has seen.
UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List
The New York Times, June 2, ,2020
Relaxing the rules of social distancing
The Washington Post, June 1, 2020
Experts dispute reports that coronavirus is becoming less lethal
The Hill, June 2, 2020
Protests highlight COVID-19’s economic toll on African Americans
Scary Mommy, June 1, 2020
I don’t care if things are re-opening — You’re not supposed to go rogue
New Delhi Times, June 2, 2020 (Op-ed)
Op-ed: The evolving interplay of crime and corona
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