Town hall: Preparing to teach in the fall

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

To:  Faculty and Staff

Dear Colleagues:

As we continue planning for fall quarter and the future of work at UCLA, we invite all faculty and staff to join members of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force for an important virtual town hall meeting on Friday, May 21 from 12 – 1 p.m.

At this town hall, task force members will share information and answer questions related to teaching in the fall. Classroom occupancy and mitigations, as well as COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements, will also be discussed. 

This event will include a presentation followed by a Q&A session with:

  • Adriana Galvan, dean of undergraduate education 
  • Andrea Kasko, chair, graduate council; professor of bioengineering at the Samueli School of Engineering
  • Megan McEvoy, chair, undergraduate council; professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics
  • Michelle Sityar, executive officer, environment, health and safety
  • Dr. Peter Katona, chair, infection control working group; clinical professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine; adjunct professor of public health, Fielding School of Public Health
  • Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice, assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine; co-chief infection prevention officer, UCLA Health
  • Adrienne Malka, assistant director, insurance and risk management

Registration is now open. This event will also be livestreamed on YouTube. Questions may be submitted in advance through the registration page or directly by email to Those participating via Zoom will also be able to pose questions during the town hall. A video recording of the town hall will be available for viewing on the COVID-19 resources website after the event.

We hope you will join us!


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

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

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