COVID-19 Latest News

UCR ARTS goes virtual

Experience 360-degree exhibition tours, artist interviews, hands-on activities, and more from the comfort of home

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Policymakers are short shrifting the creative economy

COVID-19 health mandates disproportionally affect arts and culture businesses

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Coveting yeast? It's much more than a loaf of bread

While quarantined bakers discover sourdough starters, bioengineers tweak yeast to produce compounds that could fight cancer

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

COVID-19 highlights what we have yet to learn about lung mechanics

UC Riverside engineer is working on ways to pre-screen patients with difficulty breathing for earlier intervention

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

From UCR’s garden to students’ tables

UCR’s community garden delivers fresh fruit and vegetables to students who remain on campus.

Delays in Lockdown Spike Total Cases, New Study Finds

Delay in lockdowns increase cases by a 15% to 25% per week late; failure to lockdown increases cases 45% to 128%

By UCR News | | Business

Inland Empire business activity blown off its years-long growth run

Healthcare under pressure as pandemic exposes critical industry shortcomings

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Safeguarding against ‘Zoom bombing’

XCITE director Richard Edwards explains UCR’s response to the phenomena and offers guidance on how to tighten Zoom security

By Jessica Weber | | University

How does soap kill the coronavirus?

UC Riverside biomedical scientist Marcus Kaul explains

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Pandemic brings brisk business to UC Riverside alumna’s soap company

One of humanity’s oldest creations is the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

UC Riverside engineers are developing low-temperature plasma technology to sterilize masks

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

This is how our economy can survive the pandemic

Economist Gloria González-Rivera offers insight on how to limit damage

Hope for the infected

Though no proven treatment for COVID-19 currently exists, UC Riverside virologist Juliet Morrison feels there’s a good chance one will emerge. Morrison, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology, investigates the science behind promising avenues for new antiviral therapies. She explains what those are and weighs...

By Jules Bernstein | | University

UC Riverside freshman builds computers for high school students in need

Computer science student helps ensure Covid-19 pandemic won’t hinder academic success in his community

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology, Students

Quarantine Reads

Nineteen UCR authors offer their top picks for books to read while sheltering in place

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

How can you beat the COVID-19 blues? Find your flow

Finding the right activity could mean you experience the same well-being during the long quarantine as you would when not in quarantine, UCR research finds.

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

University lends a hand by lending doctors a bed

The top floor of the UC Riverside Extension building has a new and esteemed set of occupants: doctors and other health care workers on the front lines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. About two weeks ago, the university received two requests to provide healthcare workers with alternative housing...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UC Riverside bioengineer seeks to calm influenza’s cytokine storms

Work on selective immune system suppression in influenza could transfer directly to COVID-19

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Six theater employees sew face masks for their colleagues 

The goal is to make at least 750 masks, which are free for essential UCR employees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University