UCLA, UCI and UC Riverside to begin winter quarter classes remotely

Winter quarter classes began Monday at UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Riverside remotely for a planned two weeks in response to surging COVID-19 cases. … UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman wrote in a campus message Dec. 21 that “… At the present time, however, we know it is not prudent to return to in-person instruction immediately after winter break.” While classes at UC Irvine will be remote, “the campus will remain fully operational, with the same staffing policies we have followed for the past few months,” Gillman wrote. COVID vaccine booster shots are required for eligible students and staff.