While Coronavirus Risk Low in OC, Officials Confront Public Fear

On Thursday evening, a host of large local institutions had announced closures of in-person gatherings as preventative measures. That includes the largest universities in OC – Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, and Chapman University .… UC Irvine remains open at this moment, but instructors are given flexibility to move this week’s last week of quarterly classes online and final exams next week (starting March 16) will be completed online. The next, spring quarter, of instruction will be shifted to online. Graduate student work will be done remotely whenever possible and students living on campus are recommended to return to off-campus residences or to stay at home during the spring quarter.