Current as of July 2022

For UCI COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine Eligibility

Any individual residing in the U.S., regardless of immigration status, is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Each state determines priority in terms of eligibility status, but as of June all persons age 12+ are now eligible. We strongly recommend that students get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Students must bring a photo I.D., proof of living in Orange County, and proof of age to their appointment. They do not need to show any immigration documents.

As a reminder, there is no cost to students and they do not need to show proof of insurance. If students need assistance with the vaccine process, please contact our Student Wellness Support Advisor at

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the Orange County COVID-19 Vaccine Resources website.

Covid Flowcharts

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 & Our Community 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:

  • Face coverings will continue to be recommended indoors, but not required, regardless of vaccination status consistent with current California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance on the use of face masks in California. Therefore, individuals should feel free to continue to wear face coverings if they desire.
  • 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. Flu shots are available by appointment or by walking into the 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.
  • Participate in contact tracing efforts by responding to outreach from contact tracers and taking other contact tracing actions when asked to do so.

Vaccination Policy for UCI DCE Students

To view the UC-wide policy on COVID-19 vaccinations for students who will be studying on campus beginning Fall 2021, please visit our campus plan page here.

For more information on coronavirus, please visit the resource links in the right-hand column.

UCI DCE understands that there are many people in our community who have friends, family, and colleagues who are impacted by this situation. We offer you our support and send good thoughts for the health of those for whom you care.


Additional Resources

DCE IP Coronavirus Resources
UC Irvine Resources
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Department of State Travel Advisories

Continue to check all email for messages from UC Irvine, DCE and your academic program staff and instructors for changes and updated information.