UC Riverside to hold 2 weeks of remote classes due to COVID concerns

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - UC Riverside will shift back to remote classes for two weeks in January and tighten COVID-19 testing requirements in response to surging infections and concerns about holiday gatherings that could lead to more spread of the virus. UCR Chancellor Kim Wilcox made the announcement in a letter to the campus community, saying the move responds to “the emergence of the Omicron variant” and the need to take “preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission on campus.” “On-campus classes at UC Riverside will be delivered remotely for the first two weeks of the winter quarter, with exceptions for off-campus field courses and internships that may continue to meet in-person,” Wilcox wrote. “The quarter will begin on Jan. 3 with remote instruct
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