July 19 - Vaccine exemption update, alum joins Biden team
Social Sciences building reflection. Photo by Ian Parker
Vaccine exemption update
The guidelines for exemptions and deferrals to UC’s mandatory vaccination policy arrived on campus over the weekend and are being reviewed. Based on the guidelines, the campus will establish a process for filing exemption requests and will update the campus community as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. In related news, 58% of UCI employees have already uploaded their vaccination records, as have nearly 50% of students.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Rams Training Camp information
The Los Angeles Rams Training Camp comes to UCI on July 28, and UCI Transportation has created a website to help fans with directions, navigating campus roadways and purchasing parking in advance.
UCI alum and regent temporarily joins Biden administration
California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley ’96, MBA ’99, who also serves as a UC regent, will join the Biden administration in a temporary role advising U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on higher education policy.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UC Advocacy Network seeks student ambassadors
The UCAN program shares student interests and viewpoints with government leaders.
All the World's a Stage, featuring Jos Repertory Theatre, Nigeria, (sponsored by New Swan Shakespeare Festival)
Sunday, July 18 at 2 p.m.
Back-Up Family Care™ Program Overview Webinar, (sponsored by HR Wellness)
Tuesday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
Preparing for Back to School Webinar, (sponsored by HR Wellness)
Tuesday, July 20 at 9 a.m.
Coping with Uncertainty in a New Normal, (sponsored by human resources)
Tuesday, July 20 at 11 a.m.
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UCI IN THE NEWS
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Los Angeles Times, July 19
UCI made the largest year-to-year gains in diversity.
Voice of OC, July 17
Cited: Sanghyuk Shin, assistant professor of nursing, Dr. Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease physician at UCI Medical Center
Eat This, Not That!, July 19
Cited: Michael Yassa, director, UCI’s Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
Two new campus cases
One student resident and one on-campus employee tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Potential workplace exposure
UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.