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COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

To: Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues

The new academic year is nearly here for the main campus programs! To keep you up to date on what to expect as you resume your roles on campus this fall, the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force has organized two important virtual town hall meetings:


Transitioning back to on-site instruction

The first will be our Transitioning Back to On-site Instruction town hall on Monday, Sept. 20 from 12 – 1 p.m. This event is geared toward instructors and academic support staff, but open to all faculty and staff.

Registration is now open, which includes opportunities to submit questions.

Presenters include Jessica Cattelino, associate professor of anthropology and gender studies and vice-chair of the Academic Senate, who will share academic senate guidance for instructors and related material; Michael Levine, vice chancellor for academic personnel, who will speak about new guidance for instruction; and Megan McEvoy, professor in the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, and co-chair of the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force, who will discuss classroom management.

These campus leaders will be joined by Michelle Sityar, executive director of UCLA Environment, Health and Safety; and Peter Katona, clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and adjunct professor of public health, as part of an informative Q&A session.

This event will be available to watch through Zoom and will be live-streamed on YouTube.


Transitioning back to on-site work

In addition, a Transitioning Back to On-site Work town hall, with a focus for UCLA staff, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 9 – 10 a.m. to discuss policies, procedures, and general advice to help to support a safer return to on-site working, both physically and mentally. 

Registration is now open, which includes opportunities to submit questions.

Presenters include Jorge Cherbosque, director of the Staff and Faculty Consultation and Counseling Center, who will share strategies for coping with anxiety during times of change; and Michelle Sityar, who will discuss what is in place to keep employees safer while at work.

They will be joined for the Q&A session by Lubbe Levin, associate vice chancellor, campus human resources and co-chair of the Reinventing the UCLA Workplace of the Future Work Group, along with Peter Katona.

This event will be available to watch through Zoom and will be live-streamed on YouTube.


For both town halls, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time as part of their registration. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions during the live events.

In addition, video recordings of these town halls will be available for viewing on the COVID-19 resources website.

This academic year will be one like none other. You play an incredibly important role in our efforts to reintroduce in-person teaching, learning and working at UCLA, and we appreciate the dedication that you’ve continued to demonstrate, especially over the past 18 months. We look forward to having you join us at these town halls and beginning our new school year with vigor and vitality.

Sincerely,

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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