How California’s June 15 reopening will affect UCR
June 23 update: Under the latest state guidelines, most vaccinated employees and students may work indoors without face coverings, physical distancing is no longer required, and all worksites can operate at 100% capacity. Learn more in this announcement.
Campus sees drop in COVID-19 cases while vaccination rates rise
Since mid-April, UC Riverside has had only a handful of positive COVID-19 cases, continuing a rapid decline that began in January. Campus leaders involved in COVID-19 prevention efforts credit the low positivity rate to proactive efforts including the creation of a homegrown diagnostic lab, regular testing of students, and continuous messaging about the importance of social distancing and wearing face coverings. From September through mid-April, the campus conducted nearly 29,000 tests on campus with a positivity rate of 0.41%.
Nanofiber filter captures almost 100% of coronavirus aerosols
The filter could help curb airborne spread of COVID-19 virus