June 19, 2020 - 1:48pm

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 56 Office of the Administrative VC & Office of the VC for Student Affairs

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 monitoring for UCLA students as part of our Safe and Physical Distancing Protocol (PDF).

Effective immediately, all UCLA students who plan to come to campus for any purpose, including class, work or other activities, are required to access a survey each day to monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus per the UCLA Requirements for COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring for Students (PDF). Students living in university-owned housing are also required to complete the symptom monitoring daily. The survey may be completed on a smartphone, tablet or computer, and it should take no more than five minutes. Students will be required to receive a clearance certificate from the survey before entering the UCLA campus grounds or any UCLA facilities (collectively referred to as UCLA Shared Spaces) — except for their own campus housing residence. UCLA will keep the information about individuals’ symptoms confidential, according to the symptom monitoring privacy policy (PDF). The information will only be shared with designated UCLA officials so that they may carry out their required duties in response to the pandemic.

Please note: These procedures do not apply to students who are solely enrolled in UCLA Extension programs or to students who do not plan to enter any UCLA Shared Spaces. In addition, these procedures do not apply to students in UCLA pre-K-12 programs and schools, who will follow symptom monitoring protocols specific to those units.

Upon completion of the survey, the system will either generate a clearance certificate or direct students to call the Ashe Center COVID-19 Hotline at 310-206-6217 for instructions prior to entering UCLA Shared Spaces.

As an additional precaution, anyone entering certain UCLA facilities may be asked to present their clearance certificate and/or take a body temperature screening prior to entering. These facilities include the Ashe Center, UCLA hospitals and clinics, UCLA Guest House and some others. Students who have a body temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit (or 38° Celsius) or higher will not be allowed to enter and will be required to call the Ashe Infection Control Hotline for further instructions.

Student workers who previously registered for the UCLA employee symptom monitoring survey must opt out and instead sign up for and use the student survey (QR code below) going forward.

Updates about our continuing response to the coronavirus pandemic are being posted regularly on Bruins Safe Online, and we have posted UCLA’s standard operating procedure (PDF) for responding to COVID-19 cases on campus. If you have questions about these processes, or about UCLA’s overall COVID-19 response, please email Michelle A. Sityar, director of the UCLA Emergency Operations Center, at [email protected].

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we introduce these continued measures to further protect the health and safety of all members of our campus community during this very challenging time.


Michael J. Beck

Administrative Vice Chancellor

Monroe Gorden, Jr., J.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

To access the survey from a printed version of this message, please scan the QR code below with your smartphone’s camera app:

Scan this QR Code to access survey

To access the requirements for symptom monitoring and other COVID-19 information on Bruins Safe Online, please scan the QR code below with your camera app:

Scan this QR Code to access Bruins Safe Online