CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 114 Associate Vice Chancellor Allison Baird-James and Senior Director Scott Monatlik
Updated Guidelines for Meals, Meetings and Events
To: Faculty and Staff
UCLA recently announced via BruinPost some expanded activities, namely events, that can occur on- and off-campus in alignment with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) protocols (see LACDPH Health Officer Order (PDF) for details). The guidance below is meant to provide additional clarification on meetings, meals, and events.
The guidance and checklists provided by Los Angeles County are very lengthy and cumbersome. For this reason, we recommend holding events at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center or holding smaller gatherings at restaurants, including Plateia. Neither of these options will require the host of the event to complete the County checklists.
UCLA has been following public health guidance with regard to nonessential travel. Following CDC travel guidance changes, LACDPH has also modified their guidance to reflect that COVID-19 vaccines are readily available. Employees who are vaccinated may undertake non-essential travel, while such travel is still discouraged for unvaccinated individuals. UCLA employees must follow the LACDPH travel guidelines and corresponding mitigation measures, including mask wearing for all travelers and for those who are unvaccinated, testing before and after certain types of travel, as well as quarantining after returning from out-of-state travel. Managers and travelers should consider the impact of quarantine requirements at the destination location for work-related travel plans. Please note that travel no longer requires approval from a Dean, Vice Chancellor or Vice Provost, as has been required since last March.
If you have questions related to the above guidance, please contact Travel Accounting at [email protected].