Guidance for Resuming Campus Operations

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear colleagues:

As Los Angeles County recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and access to vaccinations continues to increase, UCLA is beginning to gradually ramp up campus activity and operations. With this in mind, UCLA... Read full update

Expansion of Phase 3 Research Ramp-up Activities

Dear Bruin Community:

On March 15, 2021, I announced the launch of Phase 3 of the UCLA Research Ramp-Up process. Since that time, over 900 Phase 3 Research Operational Plans (ROPs) have been completed through the DocuSign review process. Over these last few weeks, my office and others have received questions about undergraduate... Read full update

Fall Planning and Future of Working Town Hall for Faculty and Staff Next Wednesday

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

As we continue planning for fall quarter and the future of working at UCLA, we invite all faculty and staff to join the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force for an important virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 14 from 12 – 1 p.m. to... Read full update

Planning for a Fall Return to Campus

ear Bruin Community:

More than a year ago, many of us left the UCLA campus unsure of when we would return. Now, with Los Angeles County recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines becoming more widely available, we are at long last getting close to reconnecting in person. If public health conditions in the region continue to improve and... Read full update

New Required COVID-19 Prevention Training for On-Site Work and Activities

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

As we prepare for a broader return to campus and on-site work in the months ahead, it is essential that all UCLA and UCLA Health faculty, staff and student workers ... Read full update

New Countywide 'Red Tier' Status Allows for Additional Campus Activities

Dear Bruin Community:

With new cases of COVID-19 continuing to decline on campus and throughout Los Angeles County, and with vaccines being distributed at UCLA and at community sites, we have made some important strides toward slowing the spread of the virus. These collective efforts have resulted in Los... Read full update

Reminder: Tomorrow’s Two Virtual Town Halls on Fall Planning and Research Ramp-Up

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

We are committed to keeping the campus community informed about UCLA’s response to COVID-19 and our plans for spring quarter and assumptions for fall, as well as further ramp-up of research activities taking place now. Please join us at two virtual town... Read full update

Announcing Phase 3 of Research Ramp-Up

Dear Bruin Community:

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your diligence complying with the guidelines of our Research Ramp-up Phase 2, which began on June 8, 2020. I’ve been impressed by your dedication to your research and your teams, and buoyed by your determination to prioritize safety.

After careful deliberation of... Read full update

UCLA to Reopen Certain Spaces at Limited Capacities, Safety Remains Paramount

Dear Bruin Community:

Following up on our Feb. 24 message that addressed ... Read full update

Two Virtual Town Hall Events on March 18: Fall Planning and Research Ramp-Up

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

With vaccinations underway and new cases of COVID-19 decreasing in Los Angeles, we want to provide an update on new in-person academic considerations for spring quarter, our current planning assumptions for fall, as well as further ramp-up of research... Read full update

Marking a Year of Challenge

Dear Bruin Community:

March 10 marks a solemn milestone for UCLA. One year ago, in response to the burgeoning threat posed by COVID-19, we made the decision to suspend in-person classes and move to remote instruction. It was an early indication of how much the pandemic would transform our studies, our work, our community and our lives.

The past 12... Read full update

A Safer Spring Break is Our Collective Responsibility

Dear Bruin Community:

Spring break is traditionally a time for many of us to get away and unwind; however, with the pandemic still lingering, we urge all students, faculty and staff to refrain from traveling and gathering with individuals outside your household.

The recent limited easing of COVID-19 restrictions comes with... Read full update

UCLA Faculty and Staff are now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

 

Dear Bruin Community:

We write today to share the news that UCLA employees, including students employed by the university and those who work in our PreK-12 facilities, are now eligible to receive COVID-19... Read full update

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... 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... Read full update