UCLA has announced important changes to a number of COVID-19 protocols, including symptom monitoring, indoor masking, isolation procedures and surveillance testing. The chart below reflects those updates and applies to:

  • Students: Those living, learning or working on campus or at a UCLA property at least one day a week 
  • Employees: Staff, faculty, instructors or third-party personnel working or teaching on campus or at a UCLA property at least one day a week 
  • Visitors and guests: Members of the general public visiting campus or UCLA facilities or attending events on campus; guests invited to campus for events or meetings 

COVID protocols at a glance

For more information on each protocol, click the link in the left-hand column.

ProtocolStudentsEmployeesGuests & visitors

Daily symptom survey


Not required

Not required

Not required 

Vaccinations & boosters


Required
(or approved exception)


Required
(or approved exception)


Not required


Face masks 




Strongly recommended indoors

Optional outdoors 


Strongly recommended indoors

Optional outdoors


Strongly recommended indoors

Optional outdoors 


Surveillance testing

 
Not required
(but still available)
  
 
Not required
(but still available)
  

Not required


Isolation
(following positive test)


Required
(with possible early release)


Required
(with possible early release) 


Follow LACDPH guidance


Quarantine
(following exposure)


Not required if asymptomatic

Not required if asymptomatic

Follow LACDPH guidance

Pre-entry checks for campus events



Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required 

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required 

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test may be required 


Note: Those who work in UCLA Health clinical areas (including medical, dental and nursing clinics) must follow the COVID-19 protocols for health care settings. However, those who work in both clinical and non-clinical settings must also comply with these campus protocols when outside of the health care environment.

UCLA pre-K–12 facilities (including early care and education centers, UCLA Lab School and Geffen Academy) will follow specific protocols that will be communicated separately from the schools.

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