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.
In many cases, isolation and quarantine periods have been shortened to five days. Well-fitting upgraded masks will also be required on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read UCLA’s latest guidance on how to remain safe during the holidays and what to do when you return to campus after the winter break.
The latest guidelines are designed to make the season’s events and gatherings safe for the entire Bruin community.
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.
Following up on our Oct. 6 message, we are providing more details on where and how employees can schedule their booster appointments.
UCLA is inviting all eligible faculty and staff to receive Pfizer-BioNTech booster doses free of charge during our October 15–31 clinic.
All individuals living, learning or working on campus or at other UCLA facilities must complete UCLA’s symptom check each day they will be on these properties.
These virtual meetings will provide both faculty and staff to ask more focused questions about their specific roles.
UCLA’s protocols addressing disease prevention, vaccines, testing, exposure management, and isolation and quarantine have undergone substantial changes.
Students, faculty and staff must submit proof of vaccination, request an exception or declare being fully remote for fall quarter in order to be compliant with the UC’s systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy.
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.
Employees who will be working remotely three days a week or more for at least the next year are eligible to select a chair and height-adjustable desk.
Topics will include the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, emotional challenges and strategies related to those who will be returning to work or learn on campus, as well as those who have already been working on campus and in the health system.
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.
The testing requirement applies to all UCLA students, faculty and staff members who work, learn or live on campus and other UCLA properties, regardless of vaccination status.
This is a new training module that reflects recent changes from Cal/OSHA.
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.
Anyone with an active BruinCard will be able to receive up to two test kits each week.
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 has modified campus masking protocols in light of the emergence of COVID-19 variants and encouragement from public health officials.
The online resource will help managers implement flexible working arrangements in a manner that is beneficial to UCLA’s goals while also supporting employees.
The campus is open to the general public, with new guidance on face masks, physical distancing, live events and other topics.
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.
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.
Campus leaders provide additional clarification on activities that can now occur on and off campus in alignment with county public health protocols.
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.
Effective June 1, the ROP program UCLA launched as part of its research ramp-up plan will no longer be required for research and creative activities, either on campus or in the field. Additional restrictions will also be lifted.
The campus is happy to announce that it is adopting several new changes and expanded activities based on Los Angeles County guidance, effective immediately.
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.
Campus leaders will discuss details of academic instruction, including classroom occupancy levels, health and safety protocols, COVID-19 testing, and vaccine requirements.
The protocols, which have been adopted by campus leadership, permit limited attendance at events and performances with COVID-19 safety measures in place.
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.
The proposed policy would require all UC faculty, staff, academic appointees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited medical and religious exemptions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UCLA’s vice chancellor for research outlines the current status of Phase 3 activities related to undergraduate students, field research activities and research-related travel.
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.
All faculty, staff and student workers must complete the 15-minute health and safety training module before returning to on-site work or by June 30, whichever comes first.
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.
With UCLA leaders deciding that the campus’s research ramp-up can move into its next phase, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto outlines the new developments.
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.
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.
With the pandemic still lingering, UCLA is urging all students, faculty and staff to refrain from traveling and gathering with individuals outside their households during the break.
To the extent that supplies allow, employees will be invited to schedule vaccinations through UCLA Health. At the same time, everyone is encouraged to get the vaccine as early as possible, wherever that may be.
With the decline in positive COVID-19 cases and the progress made toward vaccinating research personnel, UCLA is allowing new research operational plans to be submitted.
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.
As part of our ongoing vaccine rollout, UCLA is pleased to begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to employees 75 years of age and older.
UCLA will continue with remote-only instruction and significantly reduced student housing levels for the spring 2021 quarter.
The dashboard is part of an effort to alert members of the Bruin community who were present in a UCLA building or facility where someone who tested positive for COVID-19 had been.
Students, faculty and staff who traveled outside the region may not return to in-person classes or on-site work before completing the self-quarantine.
As we look toward 2021 with hope and optimism, we must continue to adhere to all public health guidance, including specific instructions for those returning to campus in the new year.
UCLA will have no COVID-19–related layoffs for career employees through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2021, Chancellor Block has announced.
All undergraduate student residents — both on campus and in university-owned apartments, and regardless of whether or not they have traveled — will be required to take COVID-19 tests and to sequester themselves during the week of Nov. 30.
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.
UCLA will continue with remote-only instruction and significantly reduced student housing levels for the winter 2020 quarter.
As part of UCLA’s ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the campus is expanding its COVID-19 testing program.
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.
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.
UCLA officials have outlined the plans in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and facilitate a safer return for those coming back to campus this fall.
UCLA will be moving to remote-only instruction for the fall, with the exception of a limited number of in-person or hybrid courses.
UCLA will have no pandemic-related indefinite or temporary layoffs for career employees through at least Jan. 15, 2021, Chancellor Block announced.
The Pac-12 Conference has announced it will postpone all sports competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year.
UCLA has revised its plans for fall classes, student housing and other operations after consulting with public health authorities.
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.
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.
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.
This new site is intended to provide the UCLA campus community and our broader community with a single hub for information about how UCLA is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest information about UCLA’s planning for the next academic year.
UCLA will begin a gradual resumption of research activities on June 8, when we begin phase 2 of our ramp-up plan.
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