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Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?
UC Riverside experts weigh in
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For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus
The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time.  Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While classrooms are closed, campus remains open. Residence halls, dining facilities, libraries, the bookstore, the Highlander Union Building, and the Student Recreation Center remain open, but with some reduced occupancy and hours. 
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Good parent bond = good COVID behavior
Containing the COVID-19 pandemic depends on the degree to which people exhibit prosocial behavior — behavior that benefits others. We wear masks to protect ourselves, but also our neighbors. We get vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, to edge society closer to herd immunity. A new study from UC Riverside finds that the degree to which adolescents exhibit prosocial behaviors generally, and COVID-19 health protective behaviors in particular, depends on the security they feel in relationships with their primary caregivers.
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Winter quarter to begin with remote instruction
In an announcement to the UC Riverside campus, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced that instruction will be delivered remotely for the first two weeks of the winter quarter. He cited the emergence of the Omicron variant and the start of the quarter taking place just after the New Year’s holiday.  The campus will remain open during this period and in-person instruction is expected to begin the week of Jan. 17. 
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Chancellor Wilcox follows up on remote learning, compares 2020 vs. 2022


Vaccine Verification Video for Students, August 2, 2021

How to take the COVID-19 Test on Campus, Oct. 5, 2021

Student Services, May 12, 2021

Why Masks Work.  Oct. 21, 2021

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