What measures are being taken to ensure residents’ safety?

Required COVID-19 testing: For spring, testing will continue to be required for all students living in university housing or participating in on-site or hybrid classes. Detailed information on UCLA’s testing program — including what happens in the case of a positive test — is available on our Prevention, Testing and Treatment page.

General health and safety measures: For those members of the UCLA community who will be on campus in spring, protocols and procedures are in place to help reduce the spread of the virus.

  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • De-densifying campus spaces and frequent cleaning of residence halls and other facilities.
  • Mandatory wearing of cloth face coverings indoors and outdoors, except in residents’ own rooms or apartments.
  • Residents are limited to one guest in their room or apartment at a time, and the guest must be another UCLA student with a UCLA housing contract. 

Symptom monitoring program: Daily COVID-19 symptom checks are required for anyone coming to campus or living in on-campus housing. More information on the campus’s symptom monitoring protocol is available online for students (PDF)staff and faculty who are not performing health care work on campus (PDF)third-party contract workers (PDF); and essential visitors (PDF).

Wastewater testing program: As part of an early-warning strategy for the detection of COVID-19 among the campus community, UCLA’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety is regularly testing wastewater from university-owned housing, including residence halls, for trace amounts of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — that are commonly shed in fecal matter, sometimes days before any symptoms appear.

COVID-19 case dashboard: UCLA’s COVID-19 case dashboard (DOCX) keeps those on campus informed if they were present in a UCLA building when and where someone else tested positive for COVID-19. When UCLA receives notice of a positive case, the dashboard is updated and an email is sent to those who indicated in their symptom monitoring survey that they would be present in the related facility. Emails are sent to both campus and UCLA Health employees.

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