July 22 - Vaccine exemption process, future tuition policy OKd
Anteater Time Machine: Aldrich Park, the Library and Commons in June 1967.
How to request an employee vaccine exemption
To apply for a medical exemption, pregnancy deferral or religious or disability exception from the University of California’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees, visit UCI’s Future of Work COVID policy page. The site offers instructions, forms, FAQs and other information.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Deletion of old Zoom recordings put on pause
UCI’s current retention time for Zoom Cloud recordings is 365 days, after which files are automatically deleted. But in response to the unprecedented use of Zoom, OIT is pausing such deletions until Sept. 10, allowing additional time to review old recordings and either download them to keep or delete if not needed. More details about managing recordings can be found on the OIT Zoom Support site.
Scientists devise X-ray-like camera to find product defects
The new technology, which can retrieve 3D images and display chemical content down to the micrometer, promises to help companies inspect things like the insides of computer chips and space shuttle heat shields. Researchers say the tool could accelerate the production time of such goods more than a hundredfold.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
UC regents OK cohort-based tuition program for 2022
The 4.2% increase ($534) will apply only to incoming undergraduates next year and stay flat for up to six years for that cohort. Successive undergraduate classes would get a similar deal — an incoming increase tied to inflation that stays frozen for six years.
Trump-appointed judge upholds university’s vaccine mandate
A federal judge ruled that Indiana University, a public research school, could require students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
What to know about COVID ‘breakthrough’ cases
Experts say it’s rare for vaccinated people to get infected and even if they do, the symptoms are most likely to be mild or nonexistent, and the odds of transmitting the virus to others are small. Vaccines also reduce the chance of getting “long-haul COVID.”
How nations are learning to ‘let it go’ and live with COVID
More officials worldwide are encouraging people to return to normal daily activities. But some scientists say it’s too soon to design exit strategies for the pandemic.
More GOP leaders urge vaccinations as delta surges
The list includes Fox News host Sean Hannity, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, No. 2 House Republican Steve Scalise and former White House physician Ronny Jackson, now a Texas congressman.
UCI IN THE NEWS
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USA Today via Yahoo News, July 21
Cited: Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology, law and society
UCI: Decline in carbon-eating vegetation will make it even harder for California to combat climate change
Daily Pilot, July 13
Cited: doctoral student Shane Coffield and Chancellor’s professor James Randerson
City News Service via Spectrum News 1, July 21
Cited: Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
One new campus case
A student resident tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Remember to upload your vaccine record
Vaccination is a critical step toward our campus's fall return. Help our community, by uploading your vaccine record.