Heightened Alert

COVID-19

Campus has suspended certain operations and activities in accordance with current federal, state, and local Orders. During this time, campus will continue to operate with reduced staffing to support services including health care, emergency responders, and other core functions. Beginning June 1, approved research efforts will begin to slowly ramp up.  Staff working remotely are expected to do so in coordination with their supervisors until at least January 4, 2021.

UCLA officials are closely monitoring the situation and associated communications from county, state, and federal authorities. We will continue to provide information on any new developments that would impact the campus, and take action to ensure the health and safety of the Bruin community.

Updates

BruinAlert: Six Luskin Conference Center staff have been identified as testing positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period. The L.A. County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) defines this as an outbreak. Campus officials have taken the necessary steps to respond to the immediate need and will continue to take additional actions as appropriate and in coordination with LACDPH. This BruinAlert has been issued to the appropriate parties.

Extending Remote Work

 

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

Over the past several months, we have all had to make enormous adjustments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The world has indeed become a different place as we have learned entirely new ways of working, teaching and interacting. While UCLA continues to formulate plans for an eventual ramping up of onsite activities, we acknowledge that many of these changes — including remote work — will be in... Read full update

Guidelines for Communicating about COVID-19 Cases on Campus

 

To the Campus Community:

As research activities and other operations ramp up across campus and in the field, questions and concerns have arisen about the guidelines for communicating about positive COVID-19 cases among students, staff, faculty and others who are using our campus facilities.

Knowing that processes and policies will continue to evolve as the situation changes, we want to share the following... Read full update

COVID-19 Planning and Preparedness Virtual Town Hall, July 1

 

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

Please join a virtual town hall for faculty and staff that I am co-hosting with Ronald S. Brookmeyer, dean of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, on Wednesday, July 1, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Dean Brookmeyer and I will be joined by UCLA infectious disease, environmental health and student health experts Peter Katona, Michelle Sityar, Nurit... Read full update

Symptom Monitoring Protocol for UCLA Students

 

Dear Students:

In preparation for increasing the population of the campus and in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our Bruin community, the university previously instituted a symptom monitoring protocol for staff (PDF) who are working on campus. As some students are beginning to return to campus as part of research or other activities, and as we prepare for fall 2020, the university will also implement symptom... Read full update