Basic health and safety requirements

For a list of current COVID-19 protocols for campus and workspaces, please see the UCLA protocols at a glance chart.


Workplace cleanings

Regular cleanings: UCLA Facilities Management performs cleanings and disinfection of all high-use common areas, restrooms and public spaces throughout campus — including office common areas and restrooms. Details on these cleanings is available here (PDF). For the cleaning of individual offices, units and departments can purchase cleaning packages through Facilities Management by submitting a facilities service request (please include “COVID” in the FAU project description).

Disinfection following a positive COVID-19 case: If an employee has been in a campus office or workspace within 24 hours of developing COVID-19 symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19 — and the space will be reoccupied within that 24-hour period — the department responsible for the space should contact UCLA Facilities Management Trouble Call to create a facilities service request (FSR) for disinfection  at 310-825-9236. Do not place COVID-19 disinfection requests on a 311 application and do not include the individual’s personal information in your report to UCLA Facilities Management. 

To schedule a disinfection for the following buildings, notify Michelle Morales at mmorales@re.ucla.edu, who will coordinate with Facilities Management:

  • 10889 Wilshire Blvd.
  • 10920 Wilshire Blvd.
  • 100 Medical Plaza
  • 1145 Gayley Ave.
  • 924 Westwood Blvd. 

Workplace COVID signage

To help the campus community navigate health and safety regulations related to working, teaching and learning, UCLA has installed relevant signage and messaging in most common and public areas.

For your convenience, you can also access signs and flyers for posting in offices and workplaces here:

When posting materials, please make sure to follow UCLA Departmental Regulations for Posting Signage.


Workplace meetings and remote technology

Because a significant number of employees are likely to be on a hybrid work schedule or completely remote, some offices in which employees are working in person may want to update their conference room audio-visual systems to accommodate those who are off site. UCLA’s IT Services has put together a set of technology recommendations based on room types, sizes and purposes to ease the burden of research and product selection. For more information, please contact IT services at help@it.ucla.edu or 310-267-4357.


Dealing with violations of COVID protocols

UCLA is focused on developing of a collaborative community of compliance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Supervisors and department heads should remember to remind employees to complete the daily Symptom Monitoring Survey, to wear masks at all times in the office and to follow other campus protocols.

There may be times when employees, after being reminded, continue to ignore campus health and safety protocols. If employees demonstrate repeated noncompliance with protocols, a complaint can be made to an employee’s supervisor or unit head. In addition, reports of violations may be made anonymously through UCLA’s whistleblower hotline at 800-403-4744.

A determination will be made whether an employee’s violation was willful or not. Employees with willful violations, repeated violations or violations believed to have resulted in COVID-19 infections will face disciplinary measures up to and including exclusion from campus.

For full details of UCLA’s protocol on compliance and violations, see Compliance With Safety Measures (PDF).


Pivoting to hybrid or remote work

Significant changes in the public health landscape could require UCLA to make changes to work arrangements — including adjusting workplace density or shifting some offices to completely remote work. Our COVID-19 Pivot Plan (PDF) describes the criteria that will inform possible changes in our operations.

Recommended COVID-19 resources

For journalists

UCLA faculty members are available for interviews with news media on a wide range of topics related to COVID-19, including public health and epidemiology, virology and vaccines, mental health, education, law, politics and the economy.

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