COVID-19 information, guidance, and resources. Information about campus return and fall quarter planning. Additional health guidance available on the CDC's COVID-19 site

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Reduced numbers, regular testing planned for fall student housing

UC Riverside will have fewer students living on campus and will test them regularly for the coronavirus as part of its fall quarter housing plan. About 900 students are expected to move into the residence halls this weekend, compared to 4,200 in a typical year, said Robert Brumbaugh, senior director of Housing Services. Symptom monitoring and...

By Imran Ghori |

COVID-19 lab begins testing campus community

UC Riverside has begun testing students, staff, and faculty members for the coronavirus with the opening of a new diagnostic lab on campus this month. The lab, located at the Multidisciplinary Research Building, or MRB, began operations in early September. The facility allows the campus to conduct its own independent testing at a faster rate and...

By Imran Ghori |

YuJa has become a major platform for UCR’s remote instruction

UCR faculty members and students have turned to a number of online platforms for remote instruction and learning in the last several months. This summer, integrated video platform YuJa has gained popularity. The campus began using YuJa in June after searching for a single platform that could cover all instructional needs, said Israel Fletes...

By Imran Ghori |

Update on fall quarter campus plans

Dear Campus Community: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we stated that our operational decisions would prioritize the health and safety of our community. Our instructional guidelines for fall quarter were guided by three core principles: 1. Prioritize the safety of all members of our campus community 2. Extend access to education to the...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Student update on fall quarter instruction 

Dear UCR Students, We are now one month away from the start of fall quarter and I am writing to provide updates on our fall instruction plans. As you may know, Governor Newsom issued guidance for institutions of higher education on August 7, and updated the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on August 28. While our instructional plan was mostly...

By Thomas Smith |

Campus Update on Fall Quarter Instruction

Dear UCR Community, We are now one month away from the start of fall quarter and I am writing to provide updates on our fall instruction plans. Class Delivery Modes for Fall Quarter As you may know, the Governor issued guidance for institutions of higher education on August 7, and updated the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on August 28...

By Thomas Smith |

Daily COVID Wellness Survey / Version 2.0

Dear UCR Community, As we work to further streamline the daily COVID “Wellness” survey, a new and improved version of the survey is being released for all employees, students, contractors, and vendors. This new survey has single sign on (SSO); includes case investigation questions and triggers emails specific to departments who have requested a...

By COVID-19 Support |

Face coverings available for UCR employees coming to campus to work

To support face covering requirements*, Environmental Health & Safety continues to provide face coverings for UCR employees at no charge. For efficient distribution, supervisors may submit a request in bulk on behalf of their employees. Alternatively, employees now may directly submit a request with a notification sent to their supervisor. To view...

By Sheila Hedayati |

Relocating equipment to remote work sites

Dear Colleagues: As we adapt to a changing work environment, the health and welfare of the UCR community remains our primary concern. Given the current surge in COVID-19 infections it does seem reasonable to assume that remote work will continue for the foreseeable future. We know that many supervisors have authorized the relocation of UCR assets...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Return to Work Guide

Dear Campus Community, As we’ve stated many times over the last few months, the health and safety of the entire UC Riverside community are our top priority, guiding each decision we make about campus operations. With this in mind, representatives from several working groups – with leadership by the Operations and Support Recovery group – prepared a...

By Kim Wilcox (Chancellor) and Gerry Bomotti (Vice Chancellor and CFO) |

Summer Physics Academy moves online due to pandemic

The popular Summer Physics Academy held each year by the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy for high school teachers has a different format this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all lectures of the 13th Summer Physics Academy are being delivered to the 25 participating high school teachers via Zoom. Hai-Bo Yu, an associate professor...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Online Training

Dear Campus Community, California Department Public Health (CDPH) and Cal/OSHA recently issued requirements for all employees to receive training on COVID-19 and methods to prevent illness. To address this training mandate, UC Riverside has developed a short 12-minute online training that applies to all employees at various locations. Training for...

By Sheila Hedayati and Gerry Bomotti |

Planning for Fall Quarter

Dear Campus Community, Since that day in March when we transitioned to mostly remote operations, I have looked forward to a time when we could bring more people back to campus. Today I am writing to highlight information and resources available to support our community as we work through the next phase in response and recovery. Campus Return As you...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Research plan announced as working groups discuss campus return procedures

Several working groups have begun discussing guidelines for how and when UC Riverside will start allowing more students, staff, and faculty members to return to campus. A new website provides more details on the ideas under discussion. Research is the first area where on-campus activity can resume, under certain conditions, starting Monday, June 8...

By Imran Ghori |

Research Ramp-up

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that we have finalized requirements for ramping up on-campus research as part of our next phase of returning to our physical workspaces. I appreciate the feedback we received after I mentioned this effort in the recent RED newsletter and believe our plan will provide an important framework to ensure...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

Biomedical scientist to explore how COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease are linked

Changcheng Zhou is an expert on atherosclerosis, obesity, and metabolic disorders

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Chancellor's Update -- May 2020

Dear Campus Community, May typically is a month when we begin celebrating our accomplishments over the last year. As we roll toward final exams, we prepare to say goodbye to students who are heading home for the summer while the graduating class prepares to leave. This year, even in the middle of a pandemic, we have reasons to celebrate. For...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Professor writes song about pandemic in native Basque

Begoña Echeverria wrote "Coronavirus Biru" in memory of her late aunt, Mari Carmen Echeverria Itcea

By Tess Eyrich |

Cell biologist to study coronavirus-related infection of respiratory cells

Prue Talbot, a professor of cell biology at UC Riverside, has received a seed grant to study the COVID-19-related infection of respiratory cells. She and her team will use the funds to test the hypothesis that electronic cigarettes and nicotine increase the ACE2 receptor on respiratory epithelium, providing more binding sites for the virus and...

By Iqbal Pittalwala |

Historian’s book added to ‘Escape the News Reading List’

Clifford Trafzer released “Fighting Invisible Enemies: Health and Medical Transitions Among Southern California Indians” in May 2019

By Tess Eyrich |