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August 12 - Updates on COVID-19

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Things are looking up. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Case count update

Although a positive employee case was just added from last week, no on-site UCI campus employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 8. And no student cases have been reported since July 20. For a cumulative campus case count, as well as how to report a case, please visit www.uci.edu/coronavirus.


Investigating indoor air

With more people staying home, UCI-led research on the health effects of indoor air quality takes on new urgency.

‘Ask the Chef’ live: 5 amazing ingredients

UCI Campus Recreation continues its Anteaters at Home series with an episode on “how to pick five ingredients to make amazing meals all the time.” The online eventis Friday at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required.


Explore UC galleries online

View art exhibits, take cooking lessons, watch films, listen to concerts and more, all from the comfort of home.


Amid the heartbreaking loss of life and economic hardship wrought by the coronavirus, we recognize the need for stories of kindness, hope, courage and humor. 

Stir-crazy cat owners build cardboard forts for pets

It was inevitable, right? Pet owners with too much time on their hands are building elaborate cat castles, sniper towers and forts for their cats. No alligator-filled dog moats, though. Yet.


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Odds of catching COVID on a plane? Pretty slim

New research shows your chance of contracting COVID-19 on a full two-hour flight are 1 in 4,300. And if the middle seat is open, you’re even safer. The odds of dying from COVID-19 contracted on a flight are between 1 in 400,000 and 1 in 600,000, depending on your age and other risk factors.

5-minute coronavirus stress resets

Music, breathing tricks and a mini-plunge pool for your face are among the tipsoffered to tame stress.

Researchers create anti-COVID nasal spray

The synthetic aerosol works better than masks, according to UCSF scientists, who are in talks with commercial partners to ramp up manufacturing and run clinical tests.

Pac-12 sacks fall sports season

Pac-12 football has played through two World Wars, a Great Depression, the Spanish Flu, assorted earthquakes and various other epic societal events, but it couldn’t beat coronavirus.The college league has announced the cancellation of its fall football season, and all sports competition, until at least Jan.1. The Big 10 did the same.

Masters golf tournament to be held without fans

November’s Masters golf tournament will take place at Augusta National, but without guests or spectators.

U.S. strikes deal with Moderna for COVID-19 vaccine

The Trump Administration has reached a $1.5 billion deal with Moderna Inc. to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine once it’s approved.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 12, 2020
‘I’ve now dipped into the pie.’ Will COVID-19 change Americans’ views of the social safety net?

Forbes, Aug. 11, 2020
Your customers have changed. Here’s how to engage them again.

Pacific Research Institute, Aug. 12, 2020
Californians could wait a long time for election results


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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