A NOTE from the Director of the Student Health Center at UCI:

Dear Anteaters,

As you may have heard in news reports, the CDC and Orange County Health Care Agency have confirmed a positive case of the Novel Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Orange County.

We have been informed this individual is not a UCI student, faculty, staff, or patient. However, this is a serious matter, and we continue to monitor the situation. UCI and UCI Health have implemented measures to protect our community should a patient be identified in the future. We realize that there are many questions about the virus, its impact, and what it means for the UCI campus community. The FAQ below is provided to help answer basic questions about the virus, to share steps for keeping yourself healthy, and to provide guidance if you feel that you have potential symptoms or exposure.

Any member of our community suspecting they have influenza or the Coronavirus should stay home. Students should call the Student Health Center at (949) 824-5304, or call their primary medical provider prior to arriving at the medical office. This will allow us to provide you with information on your illness, and to plan for your visit to the clinic, if needed. Faculty and staff should contact their provider’s office for additional instructions about seeking care.

The campus continues to operate normally. As the campus and medical center leadership continue to evaluate the situation in Orange County, we will share updates by email and on the Student Health Center website.

We appreciate your cooperation and support in protecting the UCI community.

Albert S. Chang, MD, MPH
Medical Director, UCI Student Health Center

More information can also be found on the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the OCHCA recommends taking these daily precautions for this or any other illness.

Coronavirus Information and Health Guidelines & Tips