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UCSB Campus Operations: What’s Open, What’s Closed

The Nexus has compiled a map of what will be open on campus during Spring Quarter. This map will be updated as we receive more information about campus operations. 
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Student Health Ramps Up Protocols as Coronavirus Spreads in Santa Barbara County

So far, 38 UCSB students have been tested for the coronavirus, with no positive results as of yet.
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Amidst a Global Pandemic, Prospective Students Struggle To Make College Decisions Without Visiting Campus

UCSB admissions advises would-be students to “experience UCSB through a virtual tour” and learn more about the school through webinar events.
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Coronavirus in Santa Barbara County: Case Counts and Locations

The Daily Nexus is tracking the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county and will be updating the graphs as more information becomes available.
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UCSB Postpones Commencement, Will Host “Virtual Ceremony” in June

The decision to postpone commencement comes two weeks after the university announced it would be transitioning to remote instruction through the end of April.
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As Santa Barbara County Tightens Grip on Coronavirus Prevention, I.V. Businesses Hollow Out

The coronavirus pandemic continues to hurt many local businesses, deserted by the normal stream of patrons who — for the most part — have no choice but to stay at home. 
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Santa Barbara County Confirms Six New Cases, Bringing Total to 24

The newest confirmed coronavirus cases are residents between 22 to 59 years of age, with four cases in South County and two cases in North County.
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Pandemic Pedagogy: Professors Prepare For First Quarter of Remote Instruction

Now, with the pressure of all classes being taught online, the time to carefully develop courses is quickly dwindling.
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University, Sheriff’s Office Discourage Deltopia Celebrations in Light of Coronavirus Crisis

The university and police will continue to implement their usual Deltopia-related restrictions in preparation for possible crowds.
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Five New Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed Within Santa Barbara County

The five new cases bring the total number of cases in Santa Barbara County to 18.
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UC Regents Hear Update on Coronavirus, Concerns From Workers

The meeting was held virtually in order to mitigate transmissions of coronavirus, and the Regents called upon public commenters who had signed up to speak.
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Four New Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed Within Santa Barbara County

The department is conducting an investigation as to how the three individuals contracted the virus, it said in the press release.
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In the Limbo of Coronavirus, International Students Struggle With Housing and Travel

As of Fall Quarter 2019, there are 3,261 international undergraduate students attending UCSB — composing 14% of the campus population — as well as 914 international graduate students. 
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Santa Barbara MTD Announces Route Changes, Free Fares and Social Distancing Procedures

These changes will be in place indefinitely. 
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Following Governor Newsom’s “Stay At Home” Order, University Aims To Curb Number of Employees on Campus

Individuals who cannot work from home and who are not “essential service providers” are eligible for paid leave.
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