UCI, UCLA launch new quarter remotely

Winter quarter classes began remotely Monday at UC Irvine and UCLA for a planned two weeks in response to surging COVID-19 cases. UCI officials on Sunday released a message to the campus community, noting that “as we expected, COVID-19 did not take a break during the winter recess.” … Classes will remain remote through Jan. 14, which will provide “time to properly assess our environment through testing, sequestration and re-testing,” according to the university.