COVID-19 Information Page


CAMPUS IS CLOSED. Only those functions deemed as "essential" by campus leadership will continue on a limited capacity. According to the order by the Public Health Officer of the County of Riverside, failure to comply with the campus closure may result in a fine, imprisonment, or both.

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Instruction Continuity
  • Spring 2020
    • Instruction will be in online or remote formats for the entire quarter.
    • Students who are interested in remotely attending a class but are not enrolled should check "Final Exam and Schedule Notes" on Class Schedule fir the info on lecture delivery.
  • Summer 2020
    • Instruction will be in online or remote formats for the entire summer quarter.
  • UCR recommendations for instruction continuity: UCR Keep Teaching Website 
  • Zoom is the predominant method being suggested
  • Campus-wide online discussion board for questions 
  • Faculty resources shared during BCOE Zoom meeting:
Academic Personnel
Research Continuity
  • Continually check the FAQ document for the latest updates on research activities.
  • The default condition is that all research operations are closed until requests with justification have been submitted and approved by the department and the college. If you believe your on-campus research should be considered for approval, complete the form below. If your research is granted approval, view the FAQs to learn more about required conditions for labs to operate during the closure.
  • Alert your Department LSO activities, equipment or materials requiring monitoring and the necessary frequency.

    • If a lab is deemed as essential, safety protocols in a lab will remain in place. (SOP for Working Alone in the Lab)

    • Follow building security requirements in the BCOE Space Use Policy.

    • Check campus COVID-19 information pages frequently. 

    • Create a contact sheet for your lab including contact information for the faculty member and a secondary contact. Share this information with your Chair and your LSO.
    • Harvard Sample Ramp-Down Checklist

Remote Access

Administrative Documents - Leave Access, Charging C&G, New Hire Guidance, etc.

Information Technology
  • Bourns Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Systems reminder: 
    • Confirm your computers are up to date with patches and virus/malware protection
    • Be aware of COVID-19 related computer viruses. Use caution when searching online and verify links are secure prior to clicking on them.
Library Services

See the Library information page for available services



If you must be on campus or are essential personnel checking your lab space, should you find an emergency issue, please do the following: call 951-827-4677 AND also email 


COVID-19 Info and Stats 
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  • Website Suggestions: Jay Farrell,
  • Instruction: Marko Princevac,
  • Research: Chinya Ravishankar,
  • Business Operations: Veronica Ruiz,
  • Information Technology: John Cleary,, or Victor Hill,
  • Safety and Facilities: Maggie Souder,