RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — After 18 months of online learning, the University of California Riverside has welcomed students back to campus.
Roughly 26,00 students returned to campus under strict COVID-19 protocols.READ MORE: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
Mandatory vaccinations, indoor mask-wearing and regular testing are now required.READ MORE: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Kirk Cousins Put Up Points On The Cowboys Defense?
The university’s chancellor, Kim Wilcox, welcomed students back with a Mr. Rogers-inspired video, with modified lyrics to remind students of the new safety protocols.
“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, could you be mine, would you be mine,” he sang. “I filled out my daily wellness survey, just like you. I put on my mask to go to The Hub, just like you.”MORE NEWS: LA County Sheriff's Deputies Armed With Cleaning Supplies Help 86-Year-Old La Mirada Woman Living In Filthy, Unsafe Conditions
Wilcox even used a puppet to demonstrate how students and everyone in the neighborhood should do their part to keep UC Riverside safe.