Heightened Alert


All COVID-19 related hospitalizations and fatalities of employees must be reported to the EH&S Serious Injury Hotline at 310-825-9797 (Option 2), even in instances where work-relatedness is uncertain.

Pursuant to public health orders, the campus is currently closed to the general public. Only people who are engaged in essential campus operations, are attending approved in-person courses, or are receiving care at UCLA hospitals and clinics are permitted. Staff working remotely are expected to do so in coordination with their supervisors through at least June 30, 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.


Research Ramp-Up Hold in Place Has Been Lifted

Dear Bruin Community:

On December 3, 2020, as a direct result of the post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases throughout our region, UCLA’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force (CRRTF) implemented a state of “hold in place” for new research activities. We have operated under this state for the past two months, during which time limited changes have been processed on approved Research Operational Plans (ROPs), with approval to... Read full update

How County COVID-19 Protocols for Higher Education Affect UCLA

Dear Bruin Community:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) announced on Feb. 22 that colleges and universities will be allowed to ease a few of the restrictions that have been in place over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force is reviewing the updated LACDPH guidance (PDF) and developing plans for a limited variety of... Read full update

Planning for Fall Instruction



Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Lecturers, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts

Dear Colleagues:

With UC President Drake’s announcement regarding plans for a return to in-person instruction in fall 2021, we recognize that many of you have questions about campus reopening this fall. We wanted to assure you that planning for fall 2021 instruction at UCLA is well underway.

All of the ... Read full update

Plans for Summer Sessions Instruction

Dear Bruin Community:

While it is encouraging to see the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and other advances in the fight against the pandemic, we must recognize that even under the best of circumstances a return to normalcy will take time. I write today to share that UCLA Summer Sessions instruction will take place primarily remotely, with the exception of a limited number of in-person or hybrid courses necessary to train students for... Read full update

COVID-19 Vaccination Update for UCLA Faculty and Staff

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

UCLA is pleased to begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to employees 75 years of age and older. Individuals in this and subsequent groups will be prioritized using a social vulnerability methodology developed by UCLA Professor Vickie Mays. Those 65 and over will be the next group. All employees 65 and over will be invited to receive vaccines regardless of whether they work on... Read full update