News of the day

Omicron Shuts Down Four UC Campuses: Four University of California campuses — Irvine, Davis, Santa Cruz and San Diego — announced Thursday that they are extending remote instruction to the end of January amid rising covid cases. Read more from the Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee. In other university news, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is isolating covid-positive students at hotels because of an on-campus bed shortage.