Recently, the coronavirus has been spread out swiftly in the United States. With in only six days, the virus has infected more than 600 people in the US, and has killed almost 30 people (up to March 9). As it stands, the coronavirus is much worse than flu. As one of the worst affected states, California already has around 150 coronavirus cases in total.
While other schools such as UCB, UCSC, UCSD already taken their moves to deliver the lectures remotely next quarter and cancelled all the lectures that are meet in person, UCI has to take its move. Currently, several coronavirus cases have been detected in Irvine and Los Angles, and the number is still increasing. If next quarter's lectures still have to meet in person, the students are more likely getting infected. Hope UCI could also deliver remote lectures and cancel all the in person lectures next quarter for the health of students in UCI.