Sept. 29 - Anteater Values, symptom check procedure
Our excitement shows: A sign near the Student Center welcomes back Anteaters who had been away for 18 months because of the pandemic. Photo by Ian Parker
Each day, a UCI expert will answer one of your questions about COVID-19, vaccinations, variants or the future of work. Submit questions via email.
Today’s question is answered by David Souleles, director of UCI’s COVID-19 Response Team:
What happens if I report positive symptoms of COVID-19 in the daily symptom check?
If you report symptoms on the daily symptom check, stay home. Students will be referred for evaluation to the UCI Student Health Center. Employee referrals will go to the UCI Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. If needed, a COVID-19 test will be scheduled for you through UCI at no cost.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
The diverse faces of Latino America
On the latest UCI Podcast, Héctor Tobar, associate professor of journalism and Chicano/Latino studies, discusses the many Latino cultures of America he visited during a 9,000-mile road trip.
New Office of Information Technology drop-in lab at Science Library
The OIT and UCI Libraries have opened a new drop-in computer lab on the sixth floor of the Science Library. A Wepa print kiosk and 44 computers are available for UCI affiliates. The computers run software for writing, drawing, graphics, network communications, database management, spreadsheet and data analysis and more. For more information, view the Computer Lab Software List.
Dining locations will reopen soon and the team is hiring
Visit the dining team’s website to see up-to-date hours on what is open and whether your favorite spot has reopened. Pickup and delivery options are available via GrubHub or Starship Robot Delivery. To join the dining team, fill out an application.
Center for Educational Partnerships: 25 years of impact
In 1996, UCI established the Center for Educational Partnerships, a home to programs, partnerships and initiatives targeted at: K-12 students, K-12 teachers, community college students looking to transfer, and UCI undergraduates. Housed in the UCI School of Education, CFEP is launching "CFEP: 25 Years of Impact" in honor of its silver anniversary.
The Anteater Virtues put into action
In the latest installment of #Dennininsights, Vice Provost Michael Dennin takes a deep dive into the Anteater Virtues. Curiosity, integrity, intellectual tenacity and intellectual humility “form a foundation for students, faculty and staff to build upon in the best traditions of the university,” Dennin writes. Find out how the Anteater Virtues are deployed and continually evolving.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
YouTube is blocking all anti-vaccine content
The social media platform is also banning prominent anti-vaxxers.
LeBron James no longer evades the vaccine question
The L.A. Lakers superstar says he had gotten vaccinated after feeling skeptical.
Meet the new dose, same as the old dose
Side effect rates from a third COVID-19 vaccine dose are similar to those after the second shot, early data indicate.
UCI IN THE NEWS
The Great Park could be ‘presented by UCI Health’ under sponsorship deal
Orange County Register, Sept. 28
Cited: UCI Health
There are a lot more COVID testing options available than there used to be—here's how to find the right one for your situation
Parade Magazine, Sept. 28
Cited: Philip Felgner director of the UCI Vaccine Research and Development Center and professor of physiology and biophysics
The 'big lie,' loyalty to Trump – and the defense of democracy
Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 28
Cited: Fair Elections and Free Speech Center, UCI School of Law
What do you do if you’re in front of the Student Center at 4 a.m.? You snap a selfie to enter the UCI Landmark photo contest, as Dennis William Melka (’25) did when he posted this image with the #UCIPride hashtag on his Instagram page.
Through Oct. 5, Anteater students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to enter the UCI Landmark photo contest for a chance to win a gift card to @thehillatuci and a spot on the UCI Instagram feed. To enter, post your pics on social media from any of the Top 10 campus landmarks listed below with #UCIPride or submit via email. The landmark sites are:
- Water Tower (BC Anteater/UCI Athletics)
- Student Center
- Infinity Fountain
- Bronze Anteater (Bren Center)
- Esports Arena
- Aldrich Park
- Maya Lin Water Table
- Langson Library
- Science Library
- Jao Sculpture garden
#UCIconnected spotlights student, alumni, faculty and staff photos, essays, shoutouts, hobbies, artwork, unusual office decorations, activities and more. Send submissions via email or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.
COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
7 new campus cases
Seven students tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Remember to upload your vaccine record
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.
For COVID-19 questions
UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health
UCI Coronavirus Response Center - available at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 824-9918
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services - assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads; available at email@example.com or via phone at (949) 824-2300
Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19
For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.