Plans for Spring Quarter Remote Instruction and Work

Dear Bruin Community:

We begin 2021 with hope that in the year ahead we will make great strides toward recovering from the pandemic that has affected so many aspects of our lives during the past 10 months.

While we celebrate advances like the development, approval, and first stages of the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines,... Read full update

Important Information: New COVID-19 Case Notification Dashboard

 

Dear Bruin Community:

We hope you had a safe and restful holiday break.

As we shared last month, UCLA has created a COVID-19 case dashboard (DOCX) in an effort to keep our community members informed if they were present... Read full update

New 10-Day Quarantine Required for Return to SoCal

Dear Bruin Community:

On Dec. 30 L.A. County Department of Public Health issued a Revised Temporary Targeted Safer At Home Health Officer Order For Control Of COVID-19 (PDF). That Order states:

“Persons... Read full update

Dear Bruin Community:

As we prepare for the holiday closure, it is important for you to know about some upcoming changes and requirements that will take effect upon your return to work in the new year.

In order to implement Assembly Bill 685, which added... Read full update

Dear Bruin Community:

The holiday season is upon us and with that brings our holiday winter closure scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. I hope everyone is able to get some much-deserved time to relax.

During this occasion, we tend to slow our schedules, enjoy the company of those we love, reflect on the things that made the year meaningful and look... Read full update

Extending our Commitment to our Community

Dear Faculty and Staff:

This morning, University of California President Michael Drake announced plans that will help the UC system confront COVID-19–related financial challenges. I encourage you to read President Drake’s important message below in full.

Here at UCLA, the pandemic has had a substantial impact on our campus budget.... Read full update

Safety Reminders for the Holidays

Dear Bruin Community:

As we head into the holiday season — beginning with Thanksgiving next week — it is important to remember that although most of us will be taking breaks from work and school, the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has not abated. With the rise in infections and hospitalizations in Los Angeles, across the state and throughout the... Read full update

Be Among the First Californians to Use CA COVID Notify

Dear Bruin Community:

Working to minimize incidents of COVID-19 on our campus and in our communities has been of utmost importance since this pandemic began. We have been doing our part by practicing new behaviors and following protocols designed to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy.

Beginning Nov. 16, UCLA will... Read full update

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Tomorrow

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force was established to advise UCLA senior leadership. Last week, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter provided the campus community with ... Read full update

Plans for Winter Quarter Instruction

 

Dear Bruin Community:

Throughout the first few weeks of fall quarter, UCLA students and instructors have brought their signature creativity and energy to remote classes, and our community has come together for virtual welcome events, student organization and club activities, and unique editions of ... Read full update

Asymptomatic Testing and Community Screening

 

Dear Bruin Community:

As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community, we provide this update on UCLA’s plans for expanded COVID-19 testing and community screening. As you likely know by now, testing — when performed regularly and in conjunction with other interventions, such as... Read full update

Our New COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

 

Dear Bruin Community:

When the COVID-19 virus spread into Southern California this spring, Chancellor Block and I commissioned the Future Planning Task Force, chaired by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Dean Ron Brookmeyer, to advise UCLA leaders on our short-term response to the pandemic. That task force’s charge ended... Read full update

New UCLA Online Telecommuting Resource

 

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, in spring 2020 UCLA quickly shifted employees who were not required to be on campus to telecommuting. This unplanned need was a logistical challenge for the campus and likely for you as well. For many, the results have demonstrated that... Read full update

Extending Remote Work Through March 19

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

I know you have made extraordinary efforts to continue serving UCLA’s mission of education, research and service amidst the challenges of the past six months, and the entire campus leadership team thanks you for your perseverance and dedication.

In order to continue to limit the number of... Read full update