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June 10 - Updates on COVID-19

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Anteater Insider: Hal Stern, interim provost and executive vice chancellor

As UCI begins gradually resuming on-campus operations, Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Hal Stern describes the university’s methodical approach to reopening and what sort of changes to expect in the “new normal.”

Positive case

An essential campus employee tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on campus June 5 and is recovering in self-isolation at home. People who may have come in contact with this person on campus are being notified.


What’s next: The future of Esports

In the latest installment of “What’s next” articles on how the pandemic may reshape the future, Mark Deppe, director of UCI Esports, talks with UCI News about the outlook for competitive gaming.

Esports hosts virtual bootcamps

Because of COVID-19, UCI Esports is shifting to virtual programs this summer with three bootcamps for students interested in pursuing collegiate or professional-level play: Girls in Gaming Summer Camp, Overwatch Bootcamp, and League of Legends Bootcamp. Visit each camp page for more information.


COVID-19 & the Law: The CARES Act and Banking for All - June 16

The School of Law continues its webinar series with Lessons from the CARES Act: Banking for All in the Time of COVID-19, presented by Professor Mehrsa Baradaran. The hourlong event will begin at 5 p.m. June 16. RSVP here.


Celebrating UC’s everyday heroes

A special thank you to the staff, faculty, alumni and students who are using their creativity and compassion to help their neighbors and save lives.


U.S. to run studies on three coronavirus vaccines

This summer, the U.S. will conduct studies on three experimental vaccinesdeveloped by Moderna, Oxford University/AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Virus spurs Americans to face own mortality, make changes in their lives

The pandemic has served as a wake-up call on the fragility of life, and has already inspired three out of four adults to make changes in their plans for the future, according to a recent survey.

How soon do epidemiologists expect to fly, hug and resume 18 other everyday activities?

Many experts are now comfortable going to the doctor or socializing with small groups outdoors. But unless there’s an effective vaccine or treatment first, it will be more than a year before many are willing to go to concerts, sporting events or religious services. And some may never again greet people with hugs or handshakes.

When will we know if George Floyd protests led to a virus surge?

The verdict should come soon, experts say. In Minnesota, where demonstrations began almost two weeks ago, cases are trending down, which could open the door for outdoor sporting events and concerts if the pattern holds.

Major League Soccer to resume season in July

Major League Soccer is set to resume its suspended season July 8 with a league-wide tournament in Orlando at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.

COVID-19 hospitalizations climb in various states following Memorial Day

Since Memorial Day weekend, the number of patients hospitalized because of the virus has increased in at least a dozen states, including California. See all states here.

Mask order debate remains after departure of OC health officer

Dr. Clayton Chau became Orange County’s stand-in health officer after Dr. Nichole Quick resigned this week and he suggested the controversial mask order will remain in place. Chau declined to predict when the order may be lifted.

Exploring the links between coronavirus and Vitamin D

Sales of the vitamin to boost immunity have soared, but studies have found mixed results.

COVID-19? There’s an app for that

Apple has updated its COVID-19 app and website with new features to allow users to anonymously share info, including their age, number of existing health conditions, symptoms, potential exposure risks and the state in which they’re located. The info will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention improve their COVID-19 screening protocol.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

Psychology Today, June 9, 2020 
How does media play into trauma?

The Sacramento Bee, June 9, 2020
Sacramento coronavirus cases are spiking — and family home gatherings are a key cause

The New York Times, June 10, 2020
How the coronavirus compares with 100 years of deadly events

Orange County Register, June 9, 2020
Sudden departure of Orange County’s health officer doesn’t end debate over mask requirement

NPR, June 10, 2020 (Audio)
The Fed is throwing money around. not everyone is reaping the benefits

The Tyee, June 10, 2020
Brazil’s descent into COVID-19 hell


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UCI Coronavirus Information Hub - more information on campus status and operational updates

UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health