Monitoring Omicron and its potential impact to winter quarter plans

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Dear Bruin Community:

UCLA is closely monitoring the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant and its potential impact on our campus. We are reviewing a number of options, such as modifications to the start of winter quarter, and will announce any changes next week.

We are actively coordinating with campus infectious disease specialists, our counterparts across the UC system, and state and county public health officials on this decision.

If you have not yet done so, we urge you to help protect yourself and the broader community by getting the vaccine booster to enhance protection against the Omicron variant. If you are not yet vaccinated, the best thing you can do is get vaccinated – a University of California requirement. For more information about remaining safe over the break, refer to our winter travel reminders.

Thank you for all of your continued flexibility and efforts to support community health as the pandemic landscape changes. We wish you a warm holiday season and will communicate an update next week.


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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