January 21, 2021 - 2:40pm

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 85 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

To:  Faculty and Staff 

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Faculty and Staff Next Wednesday


UCLA COVID-19 Response and recovery task force faculty and staff town hall


Dear Colleagues:

Thank you to all those who submitted thoughtful questions and tuned in to last week’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force town hall focused on UCLA’s approach to vaccine distribution and our progress thus far. A recording of the town hall and presentation slides are available to view.

We are hosting another town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. for faculty and staff to keep you up to date on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and to answer more of your questions. Participants include Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice and Dr. Daniel Uslan, co-chief infection prevention officers for UCLA Health. Based on the questions submitted, we will add additional panelists to answer common questions.

Registration is now open. The event will also be livestreamed. Please submit questions in advance through the registration page or directly by email to [email protected]. Those participating via Zoom will also be able to pose questions during the town hall.

A similar forum for students is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25 and one for parents and families is also in the works. For general information about vaccines, please visit UCLA Health’s COVID-19 vaccine information hub. If you have additional questions, concerns or thoughts about UCLA’s COVID-19 response, please visit UCLA’s COVID-19 resources website or write to [email protected].

We hope you will join us next week.


Michael J. Beck

Administrative Vice Chancellor

Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Michael Meranze

Immediate Past Chair, UCLA Academic Senate

Professor of History

Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force