UCLA, six other UC campuses to start new term online, and COVID boosters will be required

UCLA and six other University of California undergraduate campuses announced Tuesday that classes will begin remotely at the start of the new term, as colleges throughout the nation wrestle with plans for a safe return after winter break amid an increasingly serious surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant. … In addition to UCLA, the UC campuses that have announced a two-week delay are Irvine, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and San Diego …. UC Irvine said its delay allows time for “extensive testing, retesting and sequestration following the winter recess,” spokesperson Sheri Ledbetter said.