Sept. 23 - Daily symptom check discontinued, vaccine clinics on campus
Chancellor Howard Gillman poses with housing staff welcoming students to the residence halls. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Daily symptom check discontinued
Please note that the daily symptom check email has been discontinued, but instructions for what to do if you have symptoms are linked in the UCI Digest and available on the UCI Forward website. By coming to campus each day, students and employees are attesting they are free of COVID-19 symptoms. If a student or employee has symptoms, they should stay home and test for COVID-19 via home antigen or PCR test and report any positive result to UCI for case investigation and follow-up. Students and employees who have symptoms but test negative for COVID-19 should stay home until symptoms improve.
Vaccinations available on campus for students, faculty, staff
UCI is hosting a series of fall quarter vaccination clinics on campus in partnership with Ralphs and Albertsons pharmacies. Located in the lower-level lobby of the Division of Continuing Education (Building 8 on the campus map), the clinics will offer COVID-19, flu and other vaccinations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, subject to change based on the number of pre-scheduled appointments. Parking spaces will be held for patients in lot 17A and the Anteater Parking Structure.
Mural at El Sol. Photo by alumna Alice G. Terriquez
Archiving something new under the sun
El Sol Science and Arts Academy of Santa Ana began teaching K-1 students in an old house 21 years ago. Now the school has over 1,000 students from preschool through eighth grade, and its footprint has expanded to occupy the better part of a city block. UCI Chicano/Latino studies and history associate professor Ana Elizabeth Rosas, along with several of her students, spent this past summer gathering, sorting and archiving El Sol’s history and crafting an emotive history of what the academy has meant to its students and its community.
Garden-to-table recipes from UCI Health
The farm-to-table restaurant movement has been around since the early '70s, but a more personal "garden-to-table" version is taking root. Whether it's a community plot, an apartment rooftop or a raised-bed backyard planter, it doesn't take much space to reap a bounty of delicious organic fare.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Friday fun fact
Googling UC alumni: Most of the UC graduates employed by tech giant Google are STEM majors, but the hires also include MBA and Ph.D. recipients, as well as social science, health science, communications and humanities majors.
Inaugural Regents Foster Youth Award
The Board of Regents approved the creation of the annual award for foster youth attending UC to ensure ongoing visibility into the barriers that foster youth face in their pursuit of academic success. The award also provides an opportunity for UC to celebrate foster youth students for their achievements and resilience.
UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
Is the Pandemic Really Over?
VeryWell Health, Sept. 22
Cited: Bernadette Boden-Albala, director & founding dean of the public health program
4Men Only straight talk features Black doctors
Precinct Reporter Group, Sept. 22
Cited: Melvin Seard, associate clinical professor of urology
Nazanin Boniadi Was A Healer Long Before The Rings Of Power
Bustle, Sept. 22
Cited: Nazanin Boniadi, alumna in biological sciences
Resident Anteaters demonstrate their zot at housing photo booths as they head to the first week of class. Photos by Corey Tull/UCI
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION & HEALTH RESOURCES
Campus case numbers discontinued
Effective Sept. 22, the UCI Digest has discontinued sharing the daily positive COVID-19 case counts reported to campus, and the campus has discontinued updating its COVID-19 dashboard daily case counts and vaccination rates. As home antigen tests are increasingly used, confirmed case counts from PCR testing have become a less accurate indicator of total cases and public health officials are increasingly focused on community level hospitalizations and deaths to better represent the effect of COVID-19 on the community and the healthcare system. We will continue to post locations on campus where reported COVID-19 cases were during their infectious period. Historical data will remain on this page.
Upload your vaccine and booster records
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.