Required COVID-19 prevention training for UCLA employees

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force | UCLA Health | UCLA Environment, Health and Safety

To: Faculty, Staff and Student Employees

Dear Colleagues:

As we prepare for a broader return to campus and on-site work in the weeks ahead, UCLA and UCLA Health faculty, staff and student workers will be required to complete the revised state-mandated COVID-19 prevention training.

This training requirement, which was broadly communicated for the first time on March 29, has been modified to reflect recent changes to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 prevention mandate in alignment with the state reopening in June 2021. Those who have completed previous COVID-19 trainings will still need to complete a brief bridge course, which includes an overview of the changes made to the Cal/OSHA emergency regulation (8 CCR 3205) on June 17, 2021.

New employees or employees who have not completed the original COVID-19 prevention training will be required to complete the full 12-minute training, which includes an interactive module and quiz. This training will provide information on UCLA’s COVID-19 guidelines and shared responsibilities, as well as strategies for limiting the spread of the disease.

Training assignment notifications and an email invitation with a link to the UCLA Learning Management System will be issued this week. Employees and volunteers who do not have a campus email address will receive hard copies of the materials with instructions on how to complete the course.

Department heads are responsible for tracking the training completion for their workgroups. UCLA Health Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and the respective campus human resources units can assist with documentation of course completion for those not taking the course online.

Employees who are already working on site must complete the training by Sept. 1. For all other employees, the course must be completed before you return to work on site or in other UCLA locations, or by Sept. 30, whichever occurs first.

Those with questions may email UCLA Health Environment, Health and Safety at or If you need assistance with the Learning Management System or documenting the completion of the offline course, please contact the UCLA Human Resources Learning Management Team at

Thank you for your participation and commitment to ensuring that all on-site safety protocols are being followed and that the workplace is safe for everyone.  

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 on site and to other locations throughout our Bruin community.

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

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

Colin Dimock
Assistant Vice Chancellor
UCLA Environment, Health and Safety

Melissa Prado
Interim Director
UCLA Health Office of Environmental Health and Safety

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