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COVID-19 vaccine verification assistance and testing site updates

Dear Campus Community, Beginning August 1, our on-campus COVID-19 testing sites have augmented their services and resources available to all UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students. Employees who have not yet uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination/booster record into the MyChart system and would prefer to show proof of vaccination in person or...

By Sheila Hedayati |

Spring quarter COVID-19 reminders

Face Covering Requirements From May 30 through June 13, face coverings will be required in indoor spaces on the UC Riverside campus and in university owned or operated venues. For more information see the announcement issued on May 27. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the UCR COVID-19 dashboard for the latest...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for the week of April 11

New Signs In light of the recent creation of the COVID Screening Check and changes to indoor masking guidelines, new signs are appearing across campus and replacing the signs that have been previously in place for many months. The following signs are now available for download: • Face Covering Guidelines • COVID Screening Check • Keep Yourself...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for the week of March 28

Screening Check Beginning today the Daily Wellness Check has changed to the COVID Screening Check . Moving forward UC Riverside students, employees, and visitors are required to fill out the COVID Screening Check to report: • A positive COVID-19 test result • COVID-19 symptoms (symptoms from a known or chronic condition such as allergies, asthma...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for the week of Feb. 21

Booster submission deadline this Friday The deadline to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster dose, to your MyChart account is February 25, 2022. Please make sure to upload information about all doses including boosters. Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for week of Feb. 14

In-person Commencement For the first time since 2019, a full slate of Commencement ceremonies will take place on campus. A schedule of the 2022 ceremonies is now online on the Commencement website . Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website for the latest information about locations...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for week of Feb. 7

Events Guidance After a pause on in-person events in January, events are once again permitted on the UC Riverside campus. Event organizers should still consider the need for gathering in person before proceeding with plans, and comply will all campus and state event guidelines. Events and gatherings guidance can be found on the Campus Return...

By University Communications |

COVID-19 digest for week of Jan. 31

Notifications About Potential Workplace Exposures on Campus Visit the dashboard on the Campus Return website for the latest information about locations on campus where COVID-19 positive individuals were present in the past 14 days. This dashboard is updated daily. Updated testing protocols for fully vaccinated individuals The UC Riverside Public...

By University Communications |

Where to get N95 masks on campus

UC Riverside employees and students can get free N95 and surgical masks on campus. With the spread of the omicron variant, the California Department of Public Health is recommending using surgical masks or tight-fitting respirators such as N95s or KN95s. Health experts, including those at UCR , say they provide a greater level of protection...

By University Communications |

Employee COVID-19 testing center moves to Pentland Hills

UC Riverside’s employee COVID-19 testing center has moved to a new location and is now available to all faculty and staff members and their families. Formerly at HUB 302 , the testing center moved Monday, Nov. 15 to the Bear Cave meeting room at Pentland Hills. It is open Monday and Thursday from 8-11 a.m. and 12-4 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 cases low on campus

UC Riverside’s COVID-19 cases remained low in the first two months of returning to mostly in-person work and instruction on campus. Seventy positive COVID-19 cases were reported among faculty, staff, and students between Sept. 5 and Oct. 27, according to the campus COVID-19 Management group. Students accounted for 40 cases while 30 cases were...

By Imran Ghori |

Employee COVID-19 testing center opens on campus

UC Riverside is opening a COVID-19 testing site on campus where employees can get tested regularly at no cost. The employee testing center held a practice run with a small number of volunteers Wednesday, Oct. 20 and is expected to open next week. Located at HUB 302 North, the center will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 testing lab moves to larger space

UC Riverside’s COVID-19 testing lab has moved to a larger space at Webber Hall, where the lab team has more than doubled the number of samples it can process. The move was completed Sept. 15, a day before move-in weekend, when the lab tested around 7,000 samples from incoming student residents over a five-day period. The diagnostic lab was created...

By Imran Ghori |

Students return to campus as classes start

UC Riverside was bustling with activity again on Sept, 24, the first day of the fall quarter, as the campus returned to mostly in-person instruction. It was the first time many students and employees had been back on campus since the pandemic began 18 months ago. Here are some images from throughout the day taken by our campus photographer, Stan...

By University Communications |

Students return to campus housing

UC Riverside welcomed about 7,000 students into campus housing this weekend, returning to full capacity for the first time since the pandemic began. Joined by family members, students wheeled blue carts stacked with belongings into their rooms, eager to return to campus life. Ada Unol, a 20-year-old biology major, was only on campus for part of her...

By Imran Ghori |

“A+++”: North District opens to students

Abigail Osunde excitedly took in her new room at UC Riverside’s North District Apartments on Friday, wandering around her bedroom and the shared living room space as she moved in her belongings. The 22-year-old junior’s favorite room was the kitchen, where the Riverside transfer student said she expects to do a lot of cooking. “It’s so beautiful,”...

By Imran Ghori |

Guide to campus parking

As students and employees begin returning to campus this fall, UC Riverside’s Transportation and Parking Services is offering a guide to parking. The campus community will see some changes, such as a new parking structure and a switch from hang-tag parking permits to digital license plate recognition. The department is also offering permit options...

By University Communications |

Fall return to campus briefings scheduled

As UC Riverside approaches the start of the fall quarter, representatives from several of the return to campus working groups will deliver briefings for the campus community and respond to questions. Members of the campus community can attend and participate in the briefings via Zoom (registration is required) or can watch live or recorded versions...

By University Communications |

Staff employees strongly support flexible work options in survey

UC Riverside staff members indicated strong support for continued remote or hybrid work options in a recent survey of work preferences. About 93% of respondents favored remote/hybrid work options while 74% of supervisors believe that staff members can work well in a remote or hybrid option, according to the results. The survey was sent to 2,830...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus dining venues readying for reopening

Getting a bite to eat at UC Riverside will be easier in the coming weeks as dining venues begin opening on campus. The first to reopen will be venues at the HUB starting with the Scotty’s convenience store on Aug. 23. The store’s offerings include pre-made sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages along with other retail grocery items. Others will...

By Imran Ghori |