Phase 2 Research Restart

UCI’s Phase 2 research activities consist of Phase 1 “critical” (or “essential”) research plus research activities that may pose lower risk for virus transmission ("Guiding Principles contained in the Vice Chancellor’s May 11 message"): 

All Phase 2 Research activities require approval and will consist of no more than 30% of pre-pandemic levels at any given time.

SSOE Phase 2 Approval Process for Engineering PIs and Center Directors:

SSOE’s Phase 2 Research Safety Plan and Authorization Form, that must be submitted and approved for all Engineering PIs and Center Directors, can be found here: 

SSOE Anonymous Safety Infraction Reporting Form

SSOE Authorization Form, Signature Required

Phase 2 Campus Requirements:

Training for employees: All on-site employees are required to view a training video entitled “Returning to Campus,” which explains what COVID-19 is, how it is transmitted, the steps we’re taking to reduce potential exposures, and what you can do to protect yourself and others. The video will be available through the UC Learning Center and can be searched by title using the Find a Course function. PIs need to receive attestation of completion from each person in their lab prior to them coming to campus. Contact Christian Ritter ( if you need to look anyone up in the UCLC transcripts.

Working Well Daily Health Check-in: As part of Phase 2’s Personnel Hygiene & Self Screening process (4c.2) Campus HR has implemented a Working Well Daily Heath Check-in process that will allow all UCI workforce to conduct daily check-ins prior to coming on Campus. These check-ins will be easily accessed in three ways: Mobile App, E-mail, phone. If you have not received this already, more information found here:

UCI Process for reporting campus COVID-19 Cases:


UCI Protocols:

SSOE Protocols:

SSoE Research Safety Supply Reorder Form:

Space Management Guidelines: Created by UCI Libraries, this document gives an overview of software tools for managing physical distancing and density. 

Maximum Occupancy sign outside the lab door, Word Template: