COVID-19: Protecting Your Health
The federal government officially ended the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11, 2023.
However, COVID-19 remains present in our communities along with other communicable diseases despite the end of the public emergency.
For the safety and wellness of our patients, visitors and staff, you must wear a mask upon entering any UCI Health building, or avoid visiting, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Fever (>100 degrees)
- Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours
- Coughing or sneezing
- Fever with rash
UCI Health understands the importance of staying informed and taking necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones against COVID-19. As the situation continues to evolve, we encourage you to:
- Stay updated on your vaccines: Vaccination remains one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We strongly recommend that you consult with your primary care clinician to ensure you are fully vaccinated and are up to date on recommended booster shots.
- Review our visitor guidelines: For the current safety guidelines regarding visitation at UCI Medical Center, emergency department and outpatient clinics, please view our Visitor Guidelines and Hours. These guidelines are implemented and updated to ensure the safety of all patients and visitors. Your physician’s office may also provide guidelines before your appointment. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe environment for everyone.
- Practice good hygiene: Continue practicing good hygiene habits, such as frequent handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer when soap is not available. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
As information about COVID-19 evolves, we will provide important updates on our website.