Cautiously Optimistic’: Orange County officials still hope to move to new tier, even as COVID-19 numbers spike

With UCI students returning to campus for classes this week, Dr. Matthew Zahn of the county’s communicable disease control division said Thursday that the county was working closely with the university to help guard against outbreaks like the ones in San Diego and other campuses across the country. … “We know UC Irvine is planning to do regular testing of staff and students,” Zahn said. “And on a national level, there seems to be evidence that is helpful, and that is encouraging…But we’re all learning how this works in all settings.” “Move-In Week” began Tuesday at UCI and will continue through next Tuesday.