AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE:
The best way to enjoy this concert is in the comfort of your own home. UCR is hosting Block Party as a remote event to help Keep Highlanders Healthy. We hope students will support the UCR community by not hosting watch parties. If you aren’t able to join us from your home consider logging from a public outdoor area with headphones and staying 6 feet away from others.
We ask that all students and student organizations refrain from holding in-person events, gatherings, and meetings. To learn more about the University of California temporary provision pertaining to campus emergencies please visit https://studentlife.ucr.edu/get-involved-start-student-organization
Please be mindful of the following guidelines as we remain in a remote environment. For additional guidance, refer to UCR’s COVID-19 Website:
PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
- Avoid events with crowds or large groups of people.
- Stay 6 feet apart.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Wear face coverings anytime you are out in public.
- Avoid touching your face covering other than to remove and clean it.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
- If you have a fever or any other symptoms of COVID-19, avoid contact with other people.
We can’t stress enough that the safest choice is to stay at home and not host or attend a party. If you do decide to attend or host a party you may be putting yourself and others at risk for COVID-19. Here are tips to make gatherings less risky:
- Stay outside in patio, backyard, park, lawn or other outdoor space
- Keep your distance at least 6 feet apart from all guests
- Make it quick stay for only the artist you really want to see and avoid pre-gaming and after party
- Keep it small invite only a few people and make sure they don’t invite others
- Wear a mask and ask others to do the same
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, provide hand sanitizer for your guests
- Bring your own food and drinks
- Use your own cups, eating utensils and vaping/smoking devices
PREVENT NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE
- Refrain from alcohol and drug use.
- If you drink, stick to one drink per hour.
- Eat your own food and drink water before, during and after drinking.
- Use your own cups, eating utensils and vaping/smoking devices.
- Never mix alcohol with drugs, even those prescribed to you.
- Practice caution with edible cannabis/marijuana products because they contain larger amounts of the active ingredient and can take several hours to peak.
- If you see someone who had too much to drink, keep an eye on them and step in to help as needed.
- Stay at home, or drive sober.
- Even if you’re 21 and over, cannabis, alcohol and nicotine products are not permitted on UCR campus or at UCR events
RESPECT EACH OTHER'S BODIES AND BOUNDARIES
- Always practice consent. Communicate your boundaries and respect your partner(s) boundaries in person and online.
- You are not obligated to do anything you don’t feel comfortable doing on or offline.
- Consent is defined as an unambiguous, continuous, enthusiastic yes, that can be taken away at any time by either person(s).
- Wait to see what the other person’s response is and if they’ve given you verbal and physical signs of consent. If you’re not sure, then don’t proceed and make sure the person is safe.
- Intervene or check in if someone is doing okay. Intervening can be done by being direct, distracting or delegating it to someone else
- Don’t assume you have consent because both people have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Practice integrity by avoiding aggressive verbal and physical acts
- Strive for excellence by speaking up if you encounter unsafe and unhealthy behavior
- If you are in an environment with someone who makes you feel unsafe, connect with a confidential UCR CARE Advocate to provide you with resources and support. To contact a CARE Advocate email: email@example.com or call: (951) 827-6225.
Don’t be a bystander — be a Highlander!
MENTAL HEALTH AND COPING DURING COVID-19
The pandemic has been very stressful for students and has led to thoughts of fear and worry. Although adhering to CDC guidelines of practicing social distancing, this DOES NOT mean emotional distancing. Thus, we would like to replace social distancing with = physical distancing.
Tips for taking care of your mental health:
- Maintain routines as much as possible.
- Practice healthy habits and the kinds of self-care that most benefit you
- Avoid crowds — but stay connected
- Seek news only from reliable sources, and only in short stints
- Take breaks to ease your mind and distract yourself when you start to worry.
- Seek out social support
- Make an appointment with a CAPS counselor for confidential and personal mental health services by phone or video
- Reach out to The Well for peer-to-peer coaching or one-on-one with their Mental Health Educator to connect and learn more about resources
- Contact your healthcare provider
- Locate virtual treatment and recovery programs
- Consider joining UCR’s weekly R’Collegiate recovery meetings
- Take medicine as prescribed and continue your therapy, treatment or support appointments
- Call the National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service 1-800-662-HELP to speak with someone about an alcohol or substance use problem
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
- CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) is an intervention and prevention support program dedicated to ending sexual violence at UC Riverside by providing resources, advocacy and educational programming related to issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.
- The Well
- The Well is UCR's wellness center and health promotion department and provides education, trainings, resources, and programming for students in a variety of health and wellness topic areas, through a network of peer educators, mentors, and professionals. Stop by HUB 248 or check us out online to learn more!
- CAPS provides confidential, psychological and psychiatric services free to all registered UCR students. Individual, couple and group counseling sessions are available.
- Title IX
- The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates the University of California policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.
- Student Affairs Case Managers
- If you're struggling with an issue, whether it’s medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, financial or academic, our case managers will listen, help you brainstorm, problem solve, and ultimately connect you to the right resources.
- Healing Highlanders
- This student organization collaborates with R’Collegiate Recovery, a community of students in recovery from alcohol and drug use problems and other addictions through fellowship, community and a safe space. They hold peer-led sobriety and recovery meetings and sober activities.
- Student Life
- Student Life works to foster and support student opportunities for learning, involvement, leadership, community building, and creative expression that complement classroom experiences. Student life is providing up to date information about the temporary provision on student organization misconduct related to COVID-19
- UCR COVID-19 Website
- The latest updates regarding UCR’s protocol and guidance regarding COVID-19.