Vaccination rates: The University of California requires that UCLA students, faculty and staff who are living, working or learning on campus or at other UCLA properties be vaccinated against COVID-19 — with limited exceptions and accommodations for medical reasons or religious beliefs, as well as deferrals for those who are pregnant.

Confirmed cases: Since March 16, 2020, UCLA has provided regular updates on the number of students, faculty and staff — both on and off campus — who have been confirmed by medical professionals to have COVID-19. Consistent with the protocols for infectious disease response, anyone identified within our campus community as being at risk of COVID-19 as a result of exposure to an infected person will be notified if they need to quarantine and be tested.

Information on vaccination rates and confirmed cases is typically updated daily (Monday through Friday) at 5 p.m. Because of the surge caused by the omicron variant, updates to confirmed cases have been delayed as we process a high volume of test results. To provide timely information about testing and positivity rates among the campus community, on Jan. 20 we added two charts showing recent tests and positive results by date for UCLA’s on-campus surveillance testing program. This data includes results from PCR tests made available to all members of the UCLA community, but not results from UCLA rapid-result antigen tests or any tests administered by external providers.

As UCLA contact tracers complete their work, data from UCLA PCR tests and external tests will be added to the “New COVID-19 cases by test date” and “Percent of COVID-19 tests that are positive, past 7-day average” graphs. 

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