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Village Announcements (December 11, 2014)

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    General Announcement

  • Winter Break Office Hours
  • Updated Ebola Travel Protections

  • November 18, 2014
    Dear Campus Community,
    This message contains important updates regarding CDC and University of California procedures for those who may be travelling to Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone for humanitarian aid or other personal reasons over the upcoming holiday break, highlighting three critical precautions:
    1) Notify campus of travel
    2) Register with travel insurance
    3) Plan for 21-day active monitoring and potential self-quarantine upon return

    STAY UPDATED
    Stay updated about current campus guidance on the UHS Ebola page. For additional timely updates, we encourage you to visit the CDC Ebola page or call CA Department of Public Health Ebola hotline at (855)-421-5921 (open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

    PROTECT YOURSELF, PROTECT YOUR CAMPUS
    The Berkeley campus has a long-standing tradition of public service, research, teaching and education abroad, and members of our campus community are currently contributing to efforts overseas to halt the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. There are some members of our campus community who are more personally affected by this outbreak, by virtue of having friends, family, or their former home in Ebola-affected countries.

    PLEASE BE AWARE THE CDC CURRENTLY HAS A LEVEL 3 TRAVEL ADVISORY AGAINST ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL TO LIBERIA, GUINEA, OR SIERRA LEONE. For anyone who must travel to these ebola-affected countries, you must adhere to the following precautions:

    1) Notify your Department and University Health Services (UHS) if you intend to travel to Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone for any reason over the winter holiday break. Contact UHS at (510) 642-1814 and request to speak to a travel advisor for Ebola-affected countries. The UHS travel advisor will review your pre-trip preparations, precautions to take during travel, and expected return to campus procedures.

    2) Register your travel with UCís travel insurance plan. All travel to Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone must be registered with the University. Trip registration provides the traveler with important location-specific travel alerts and assistance from WorldCue/iJet regarding medical care, health advisories, extreme weather or storms, natural disasters, or civil unrest. Registering your trip also allows the University and its travel insurer to assist you more quickly in the event of an emergency. Register your trip here https://www.uctrips-insurance.org/servlet/guest?service=0&formId=2&enterprise=1

    3) Plan for a 21-Day Active Monitoring period and a potential supervised self-quarantine upon your return to the Bay Area. The CDC, in collaboration with state and local public health authorities, is now screening all travelers returning from these countries, and is imposing 21-day Active Monitoring by public health officials for all travelers. Upon your return to campus, plan for a 21-day monitoring period including a twice-daily temperature and symptom check supervised by the local Public Health department. In healthcare workers or others at higher risk, extra restrictions may be imposed.

    ADDITIONAL ADVICE FOR ALL TRAVELERS TO THESE COUNTRIES
    CDC has created guidance for monitoring people exposed to Ebola virus and for evaluating their travel, including the application of movement restrictions when indicated. UC has applied these guidelines in creating a protocol covering pre-travel preparation, guidance while in Ebola-risk areas and re-entry protocol. See UC Re-Entry Protocol and Recommendations for Humanitarian Aid Workers.

    Other Important Pre-Trip Planning Resources:

    UC Berkeley International Travel Clinic-http://uhs.berkeley.edu/students/medical/travel.shtml
    UC Berkeley EH&S Field Safety Guidance-http://www.ehs.berkeley.edu/field-safety
    U.S. State Department-http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html
    Centers for Disease Control-http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
    CDC Ebola page-http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html
    WorldCue/iJet Pre-Trip Planning Tool


    Sincerely,
    Brad Buchman M.D., M.B.A.
    Medical Director, University Health Services

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  • Attention Cyclists: Obey the "Stop" sign

  • CA state Law requires that bicycle riders to obey the same rules as vehicle drivers. Obey all signs, street markings and signals. This means YOU MUST STOP AT THE STOP SIGNS.

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  • Homework Club VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

  • The Homework Club is a FREE after-school program for Village Residents, which helps children in grades 3-8 with their homework. This is a VOLUNTEER RUN PROGRAM, so we need your help!

    Homework Club Hours:
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3--5:30pm
    Wednesdays: 2--5:30pm

    Please email HWClub.UVA@gmail.com

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  • Don't Take The Flu Home With You For the Holidays

  • Please help The Tang Center spread the word about the upcoming flu clinics which are open to all members of the campus and community ( adults only). Please distribute/post the attached flyer to your building occupants. Remember that the flu shot is indicated for persons age 6 months and older and is especially important for pregnant women.

    This year we are offering a Quadravalent vaccine .The quadrivalent flu vaccine is designed to protect against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. The vaccine is preservative free.

    For students with Berkeley SHIP, the vaccine is covered at 100%. All others $30. For questions please contact the UHS Advice nurse at 510-643-7197.

    Link to Flu Shot Flyer/Dates http://www.uhs.berkeley.edu/home/news/pdf/FluClinicFlier.pdf

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  • Warning about Subleasing in University Village

  • Subleasing in University Village

    Subleasing is renting to unauthorized tenants not listed on your rental agreement as confirmed family members. Subleasing is prohibited by your rental agreement and is a serious violation which could result in a 3-day notice to quit. Please note that your rental agreement allows for prior approval by Cal Housing, to eligible families, only during summer months.

    Unauthorized subleasing can cause problems for neighbors, maintenance, and the overall peace and quiet of the community. Please understand the risk involved, in being fully responsible for the conduct of your subtenants, while violating your rental agreement with the University. Tenants subleasing without authority will be served with a termination notice which will affect their University affiliation or student status, and lose their housing rights.

    If you have questions about the sublease policy, please contact Cal Housing at apts@berkeley.edu, or call (510) 642-4109.

    Sincerely,
    Cephas John
    Leasing Officer

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  • Minors in the Academic Center and Study Rooms

  • In University Village Student-Family Housing, we love children!
    There are many programs, recreational areas, and events just for our kids here in University Village. But please remember, our academic areas are not for our minor residents.

    Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the East Village or West Village Study Rooms, or in the Village Academic Center. This is both for their safety, as there is no staff supervision, and to maintain an atmosphere conducive to our academic purpose. As it is also the written policy of our department, this rule cannot be "waived" by a parent giving their child permission to use the centers. If you have any questions regarding this or other Academic Program policies, please contact kmulder@berkeley.edu

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  • Safety Reminder

  • We recommend you to:
      - Lock your doors at all times. Use the dead bolt lock on your entrance door.
      - Shut and secure windows when you're not home or sleeping
      - Do not leave valuables in your car
      - Lock and roll up your car windows

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  • Protect your belongings left outside of your apartment

  • Residents have reported items being stolen from just outside of their apartment doors. These items include shoes, mail packages, bikes, etc. Please protect your belongings by not leaving items outside of your apartments. If needed, contact your mail carriers and give instructions not to leave packages outside.

    If you witness any suspicious activities, call UCPD immedately. (911 from your land line, and 642-333 from your cell phone)

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  • RESIDENT ADVISOR ON DUTY phone number is 224-8298

  • Just a reminder that residents do not need to know which Resident Advisor is on duty.

    You can simply call the RA On Duty phone # which is always 224-8298.

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    Program & Event Announcement

  • Family Friday! (7 pm, 12/12)

  • Family Friday
    Time: 7:00 pm
    Village Community Center Four Corners Room
    Movie: Happy Feet Two
    $1 per pizza slice
    Free water and pop corn will be provided
    Movie starts at 7pm, food will be available 6:45pm

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  • An Afternoon Gathering for Spouses and Partners (12:30pm, 12/16)
  • 2-Unit Course: CRITICAL DIALOGUES ACROSS DIFFERENCES

  • Want to talk about current and pressing issues in our community?
    Want to meet new and different students?
    Looking for a 2 unit course?

    ...then enroll in CDAD Today!

    2-Unit Courses from 4-6pm. 2 Different courses on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

    For more info: http://criticaldialogues.berkeley.edu

    Several past participants have called these CDAD courses the best class they ever took at berkeley! Want proof? Click HERE for more!

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  • Holiday Fixit Clinic at Albany Community Center (12pm, 12/13)

  • Fix your broken stuff -- Or at least learn more about it disassembling it.

    Fixing as Giving: In the spirit of the holidays, the Fixit Clinic Elves will be on hand to spread holiday cheer helping you fix that special item for a loved one (that includes you!)

    So bring your broken, non-functioning things -- electronics, appliances, computers, toys, etc.-- for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair.

    We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked. This is a family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!

    WHAT: Fixit Clinic XCIV (#94) at Albany Community Center http://goo.gl/y2fUS4
    WHEN: Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 12PM-3PM
    WHERE: Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA, EOC Room

    http://www.albanyca.org/index.aspx?page=561&recordid=9665

    HOW: Bring: 1) your broken or non-working thing (carry-in only: no oversize items)
    2) accessories and tools you already own that might be helpful (e.g. phillips head screwdriver)
    3) any knowledge or advance research you've done on the issue
    4) boxes, bags and/or small containers to organize (and carry away) parts.

    Walk-ins always welcome but please register in advance: http://goo.gl/qTzh9J

    COST: Free!
    WHY: To make friends, learn how things work, spread good cheer and have fun!

    www.fixitclinic.org

    WANNA HELP OTHERS at Fixit Clinic? Email fixitclinic@gmail.com

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  • For On-Going Events and Groups:
    Go to Village Calendar of Events

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