UC Irvine extends remote instruction for two weeks

UC Irvine announced Thursday evening it is extending remote instruction two weeks to Jan. 28 because of the increased spread of COVID-19. Coronavirus testing since Sunday has found there is a 13% test positivity rate among the UC Irvine community, Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a message to the UC Irvine community. Gillman called Orange County’s test positivity rate of over 25% “simply too much disease transmission both on campus and in the community to assume safe in-person interactions.”