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UCLA to align with lifting of L.A. city vaccine verification ordinance

It will now be optional to check for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at most campus events and venues.

COVID-19 protocol updates for spring quarter

Masking and surveillance testing requirements will be eased for those who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, effective April 11.

UCLA indoor masking requirements remain unchanged

California’s lifting of indoor masking for fully vaccinated people will not apply in L.A. County, and UCLA will continue with its universal indoor mask requirement.

In-person instruction to resume on Jan. 31

The change comes in light of decreasing case and test positivity rates at UCLA and in L.A. County, as well as increased compliance with the testing protocols and vaccine booster requirements.

Updated masking, isolation and quarantine protocols for UCLA

In many cases, isolation and quarantine periods have been shortened to five days. Well-fitting upgraded masks will also be required on campus.

COVID-19 virtual town hall for faculty and staff

Following the recent extension of remote instruction and a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, campus leaders and health experts will discuss operational changes, new testing, boosters, masking requirements and changes to isolation and quarantine periods.

Remote instruction extended through January 28

Due to regional and campus trends in positivity rates, as well as staffing and operational concerns, UCLA will extend remote instruction for an additional two weeks.

Monitoring our winter quarter return

While our plans to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 18 remain in place, we are prepared to modify them if it is in the best interest of the safety of our community.

Remote start to winter quarter instruction and COVID-19 booster requirement

To reduce the risk of a rise in new COVID-19 cases, classes will begin, as scheduled, on Jan. 3 but will be held remotely for the first two weeks.

Monitoring Omicron and its potential impact to winter quarter plans

In response to the variant’s spread, UCLA is reviewing a number of options, such as modifications to the start of winter quarter, and will announce any changes next week.

Important additions to protocols for campus events and departmental holiday gatherings

The latest guidelines are designed to make the season’s events and gatherings safe for the entire Bruin community.

Updated guidance for campus events and departmental holiday social gatherings

With the holidays at hand and departmental social events being planned, it is important to remain aware of the health risks associated with such activities.

Supporting a safer holiday season

Guidance for how to travel more safely during the upcoming holidays, including information on testing availability.

Proof of vaccination or exception with negative COVID test to be required for entering certain UCLA facilities

The new protocol, which goes into effect Nov. 4, covers restaurants, gyms, fitness centers, museums, galleries, theaters and other campus venues.

Temporary COVID event and meeting protocols now in effect

The new guidance covers a wide variety of planned gatherings, including lectures, forums, performances, concerts, conferences and meetings.

A safer start to the 2021–22 academic year is a collective effort

As we plan for our return to campus, we want to remind the community about the importance of adhering to public health and campus safety protocols.

UCLA Library to resume onsite services at most locations Sept. 13

The library will steadily ramp up operations for the start of the fall term while discontinuing most temporary services developed to support remote research and learning during the pandemic.

Reminder to provide required COVID-19 vaccination documentation

UC’s vaccination policy requires all UCLA faculty, students and staff to be fully vaccinated and to submit proof of their vaccination at least 14 days prior to the start of the fall term.

Indoor masking to resume at UCLA

In alignment with an order from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, UCLA is requiring all individuals, whether fully vaccinated or not, to wear face masks in all public indoor spaces effective Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m.

Fall planning for campus departments

UCLA managers and supervisors are encouraged to finalize their ramp-up plans and can use an online guide to assist in creating their plans.

UCLA FlexWork guide for managers now available

The online resource will help managers implement flexible working arrangements in a manner that is beneficial to UCLA’s goals while also supporting employees.

Revised COVID-19 policies now in effect at UCLA

The campus is open to the general public, with new guidance on face masks, physical distancing, live events and other topics.

Guidance on face masks, COVID-19 testing and more

While many local COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted, certain safety protocols on the UCLA campus remain in place for the time being. As we review the guidance, we will revise out policies accordingly.

UC announces COVID-19 vaccination requirements

The University of California announced June 10 that it is finalizing a policy that will require all UC faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with limited exceptions.

Updated guidelines for meals, meetings and events

Campus leaders provide additional clarification on activities that can now occur on and off campus in alignment with county public health protocols.

UCLA ramp-up planning update

The new online Campus Ramp-Up Planning Guide provides information on how departments can prepare to expand operations and what employees can expect, whether working on campus, remotely or in a hybrid fashion.

UCLA advances to yellow tier allowances with modifications

The campus is happy to announce that it is adopting several new changes and expanded activities based on Los Angeles County guidance, effective immediately.

Fall on-campus housing updates

With increased COVID-19 vaccinations and the easing of public health restrictions, UCLA now expects to be able to offer on-campus housing to a high percentage of those interested.

Town hall: Preparing to teach in the fall

Campus leaders will discuss details of academic instruction, including classroom occupancy levels, health and safety protocols, COVID-19 testing, and vaccine requirements.

Welcoming guests to UCLA’s class of 2021 recognitions

Two guests will be allowed per each graduate at Drake Stadium ceremonies and at recognition events hosted by certain professional schools and student groups at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

Updated L.A. County public health protocols allow some expanded campus activities

The protocols, which have been adopted by campus leadership, permit limited attendance at events and performances with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

Comment period on proposed UC COVID-19 vaccination policy open through May 31

Questions or comments about the proposed policy — which would require faculty, students, staff and academic appointees to be fully vaccinated, with limited exemptions — can be submitted by email to the UC Office of the President.

Library welcomes Bruins back to designated campus spaces

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and the Ahmanson-Murphy Reading Room in the Charles E. Young Research Library will soon begin operating with limited hours and capacity.

Following up on April 14 faculty and staff town hall

As planning for the future of work at UCLA continues to evolve, it is critical that we keep our community informed of the steps UCLA is taking to prepare for a safer and phased return to campus this fall.

Fall planning and future of working town hall for faculty and staff

When will faculty and staff be returning to in-person work at UCLA, and what will that look like? What are the latest updates on fall planning? UCLA leaders will address these and other questions as we look ahead to the rest of 2021 and beyond.

Guidance for resuming campus operations

With UCLA beginning to gradually ramp up campus activity and operations, leadership has provided guidelines for departments as they produce plans to return to campus.

Planning for a fall return to campus

If public health conditions continue to improve and our faculty, students and staff are able to be vaccinated in the coming months, we are very optimistic that UCLA will once again be a bustling campus community by the start of fall quarter.

New countywide ‘red tier’ status allows for additional campus activities

UCLA leadership is pleased to announce further expansion of on-campus services for spring quarter. Details regarding fall planning will be announced once additional information is available.

Two virtual town halls on March 18: fall planning and research ramp-up

With vaccinations underway and new COVID-19 cases decreasing, UCLA leaders will discuss new opportunities for spring, plans for fall and the ramping-up of research activities.

UCLA to reopen certain spaces at limited capacities, safety remains paramount

Campus officials share plans related to the limited reopening of two libraries, specific campus outdoor study spaces, some recreation facilities, and some arts studio and practice spaces.

How county COVID-19 protocols for higher education affect UCLA

The recent easing of restrictions could allow UCLA to resume a limited variety of activities for students. Plus, updates on COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution.

Be among the first Californians to use CA COVID Notify

Beginning Nov. 16, UCLA will become part of California’s pilot of CA COVID Notify, a completely voluntary program that uses smartphone technology to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Our new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

The advisory group, which brings together a broad array of voices from across the institution, will counsel campus leaders on pandemic-related decision-making going forward.

Extending remote work through March 19

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, UCLA is asking employees who are currently successfully working from home to continue to do so through the end of the winter quarter.

Fall update: Shift to primarily remote instruction, reduced housing

UCLA will be moving to remote-only instruction for the fall, with the exception of a limited number of in-person or hybrid courses.

Our plans for fall quarter 2020

UCLA has revised its plans for fall classes, student housing and other operations after consulting with public health authorities.

UCLA Library launches temporary digitization service

These new services will help bolster the resumption of research activities during phase 2 of the campus’s research ramp-up plan.

Extending remote work

Because of the continuing health risks associated with COVID-19, UCLA is asking employees who are currently successfully working from home to continue to do so until Jan. 4, 2021.

Guidelines for communicating about COVID-19 cases on campus

Even as processes and policies will continue to evolve as the situation changes, UCLA shares information about some of the key procedures the university has in place now.

Training required on COVID-19 for all employees

Prior to returning to campus to work, UCLA faculty, staff, student employees and volunteers will be required to complete an online course called “Returning to Work on Campus.” This requirement applies to all employees other than UCLA Health employees.

Symptom monitoring protocol for UCLA students

Effective immediately, students who plan to come to campus for any purpose are required to complete a survey each day to monitor themselves for symptoms of the coronavirus.

Preparations for fall 2020

The latest information about UCLA’s planning for the next academic year.

Plans for ramping up UCLA research activities

To the Campus Community: It has been just over two months since I communicated the need to ramp down on-campus research

Remote work guidance

Dear Colleagues: As UCLA continues to closely monitor the evolution of this pandemic, we know our community is also struggling

Fall faculty planning

Dear Colleagues: While we remain committed to a full return to in-person instruction as soon as it can be accomplished

Summer Session C will be remote

To the Campus Community: Our prevailing priority during the COVID-19 crisis is to protect the health and safety of our

Availability of campus services during Safer at Home orders

To the Campus Community: In response to safer at home orders from the State of California (PDF), County of Los Angeles (PDF) and City

Making commencement decisions together

To the Campus Community: Yesterday, we made a decision about this year’s commencement ceremonies without first consulting our students and

How “Safer at Home” orders affect UCLA

Today, Los Angeles County (PDF) and the City of Los Angeles (PDF), among other nearby jurisdictions, ordered all residents to stay home starting

Plans for spring 2020 commencement ceremonies

To the Campus Community: Being a Bruin means more than just being on UCLA’s campus; it also encompasses the emotional

UCLA’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19

To the Campus Community: As we all work to adapt to our new environment following the president’s Friday declaration of

Recreation facilities closed until further notice

To the Campus Community: Beginning Monday, March 16, all UCLA Recreation facilities will be closed until further notice. Please know

Remote learning to be extended through spring quarter

To the Campus Community: By this time, you have seen the announcement from Chancellor Block about new campus measures designed to help

Message to faculty, staff and student employees

Dear Faculty, Staff and Student Employees: As a follow up to Tuesday’s memo from Chancellor Block regarding UCLA’s transition to remote instruction

Transitioning UCLA to online instruction

To the Campus Community: Like many of you, I have been carefully following news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We

Chancellor Gene Block updates the UCLA community

To the Campus Community: As you may have seen, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced this morning

Recommended COVID-19 resources

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