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Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Remote learning and social distancing are in effect at UCI DCE

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Last Updated: 4/7/2020

To our DCE community,

Dean Gary Matkin The ongoing news regarding the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a level of uncertainty and fear that is global in scale. Universities, as organizations of openness and frequent group activities (classes), are highly vulnerable in such circumstances. As always, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and other members of the UCI community are our highest priority.

This is why we have decided to transition all classroom-based courses to remote learning experiences. Additionally, 70% of our domestic courses are online, requiring no face-to-face contact, and DCE has been a leader in the online education space for over 20 years. With all of the confusion and fears caused by this unprecedented pandemic, DCE has the technology, instructors and staff available to continue to provide unparalleled educational experiences that are completely online. DCE remains fully staffed and operational during this difficult time.

For any student who is enrolled in a classroom-based course or has been interested in enrolling in one, we are confident that you will be able to pursue your professional and personal educational goals with us online, in a safe environment.

We look forward to serving all of our students during this difficult time and in the future.

Gary W. Matkin

Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D.
Dean, Division of Continuing Education
Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways


Signs & Symptoms

Coronavirus symptoms may include fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat and cough, fatigue and headaches. Those experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.
From: UCI Environmental Health & Safety

Keeping Yourself Healthy

Flu and other respiratory illnesses are spread when someone with the illness coughs or sneezes and another person inhales respiratory droplets or touches a surface that has been contaminated by them (such as a desk, doorknob or keyboard) and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Here are some precautions we encourage you to take so you can stay healthy:

  • Try to get sufficient sleep, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
  • Keep your hands clean and wash them frequently with soap and water. Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer and use it when you cannot wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces often.
  • Get a flu shot – it is not too late! Flu shots are available by appointment or by walking in to Student Health Center on any campus or from most pharmacies.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve. When you use a tissue, throw it in the trash immediately. Do not use a handkerchief.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Do not share cups, straws, or anything else you put in your mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home and do not travel.

International Travel

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