Indoor masking protocols remain unchanged for winter quarter

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Dear Bruin Community:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is set to ease restrictions on indoor masking for fully vaccinated individuals at certain businesses and venues that adopt the appropriate vaccine verification processes beginning tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 25). These changes will not apply to UCLA at this time, and our universal indoor masking protocols will remain in effect until further notice.

COVID-19 case numbers at UCLA have significantly reduced since the peak in January, but the case numbers are still much higher than where we were last summer and fall. For this reason, the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force believes it is prudent to maintain our current protections, including indoor masking for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. 

The task force continues to monitor conditions and the evolving guidance from LACDPH to determine how to best align state and local orders with what is the best approach for the UCLA community.

We are optimistic that conditions on campus will continue to improve and we will be able to ease the indoor masking requirements and make other changes that will take effect this spring quarter.

Thank you again for your continued cooperation and patience.


Michael J. Beck
Administrative Vice Chancellor
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Megan McEvoy
Professor, Institute for Society and Genetics,
     Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

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