New required COVID-19 prevention training for on-site work and activities

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

As we prepare for a broader return to campus and on-site work in the months ahead, it is essential that all UCLA and UCLA Health faculty, staff and student workers complete new state-mandated COVID-19 prevention trainingThis training is required of all state of California employers and employees, including those throughout the University of California system. Those who have previously completed other COVID-19 trainings will still need to complete this new training.

Designed by UCLA Environment, Health & Safety in collaboration with the UC Center of Excellence for Risk and Safety Services, this new module aims to educate employees about UCLA’s COVID-19 protocols and the public health mitigation requirements that help us maintain a safer work environment during the pandemic. Topics include physical distancing, face coverings, symptom monitoring and testing, reporting workplace COVID-19 exposures and illnesses, and sanitization and disinfection practices.

The 15-minute training, which includes an interactive module and quiz, must be completed either before returning to on-site work or by June 30, 2021, whichever comes first. Those already working on site must complete this training as soon as possible. Training assignment notifications will be sent through the UCLA Learning Center this week.

Your tremendous efforts over the past year and your cooperation in completing this necessary training are appreciated as we work to welcome more members of our community back to campus and locations throughout our health system.


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

John Mazziotta
Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences
CEO, UCLA Health

Michael Meranze
Immediate Past Chair, UCLA Academic Senate
Professor of History
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Michelle A. Sityar, MPH
Executive Officer, UCLA Environment, Health and Safety
Member, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

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