UCLA spring quarter plans

This page outlines our plans for learning, teaching, working and safeguarding the campus community during the spring 2022 quarter.

We are confident that our collective adherence to campus health protocols will help make the academic term a success, but we must also be prepared to adjust our plans if necessary. We are guided in our approach by federal, state and county public health authorities and our UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force.

Please check back here regularly. We will update this page as new information becomes available.


All Bruins: COVID requirements

Completing the Symptom Monitoring Survey

The daily survey is required of everyone* living, learning or working on the UCLA campus or at other UCLA properties — and must be completed before arriving at work or class.

The brief, web-based form can be filled out on a computer, tablet or smartphone; similarly, it can be completed using the UCLA Mobile app, which is downloadable through the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Fully remote employees and students: Update your status one time within the system to indicate you are fully remote and will not need to complete the survey.

Hybrid employees: Employees working a hybrid schedule should complete the survey only on the days they will be working on campus.

COVID-19 Clearance Portal: Verifying clearance status

After completing the survey, you can view your symptom monitoring clearance status by checking the portal:

In addition, supervisors and department chairs should check the portal daily to verify the clearance status of staff and faculty who report to them, and instructors should do so to verify the clearance status of the students in their course.

Beyond daily clearance status, the portal shows shows individuals’ compliance status with UC’s vaccination policy and with campus surveillance testing requirements.

Clearance certificates

COVID-19 Clearance Certificate: After successfully completing the survey, you can access your daily clearance certificate through the clearance portal using either the web or the UCLA Mobile app. This certificate — which you should be prepared to show either digitally or in hard copy — serves as your daily “entry pass” to campus facilities, venues and events.

Update: There is no longer a need for a separate “events and venues” certificate for campus restaurants and venues like gyms, theaters and art museums.

If you do not clear the symptom survey

If you are denied clearance, follow the instructions given to you by the survey, your supervisor or your department chair, including contacting the applicable UCLA hotline.

  • Students: Ashe COVID Hotline — 310-206-6217
  • Faculty and staff: COVID Call Center — 310-267-3300


*Others who must complete the surveyVisitors to on-campus housing facilities, all guest lecturers, vendors, third-party contract workers, external parties participating in programs or trainings, and other invited guests must complete the survey each day they are planning to be on campus.

Campus mask requirements

Indoors: Indoor masking is no longer required — but is strongly recommended — for students, faculty, staff and others who are up to date on their vaccinations (including boosters).

Those who are not up to date on vaccinations — including those who have received exceptions to the UC vaccination policy — are still required to wear well-fitting masks in all indoor spaces on campus, including (but not limited to) classrooms, offices, workspaces, teaching labs, libraries, common areas, restaurants and dining halls (except when actively eating or drinking), pre-K–12 facilities, and indoor recreation spaces.

Indoor masking remains a requirement for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in certain spaces identified by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, including health care settings and public transit.

Outdoors: Outdoor masking is optional for all, regardless of vaccination status, but UCLA strongly recommends that individuals wear well-fitting masks when in crowded outdoor settings.

Acceptable types of masks

Well-fitting masks for use by students and employees on campus include:

  • Medical-grade surgical masks
  • KN95s
  • N95s or other respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Unacceptable face coverings include: cloth masks, scarves, balaclavas, ski masks, single-layer fabric masks, neck gaiters, bandanas, turtleneck collars and most masks with external valves or vents.

Masks for visitors: Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear well-fitting masks on campus or at other UCLA properties and must follow masking protocols outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Obtaining masks

Respirators and medical/surgical masks are designed for one-time use and should be thrown away once they become wet or dirty or after they no longer fit well (1–3 days, depending on the mask).

Respirators and medical-grade surgical masks are available free of charge to all members of the UCLA community and can be requested from the UCLA Emergency PPE Supply Store.

For those exempt from wearing masks

Employees who are exempt from wearing face masks due to a medical condition, a mental health condition or a disability will need to wear an effective, non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom — if their condition or disability permits.

Further details

UCLA’s protocols on masking are aligned with guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).

For more details on masking, please refer to the LACDPH’s face mask guidanceCal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standards and the CDC’s face mask page.

For more on UCLA’s masking policies, see Summary of COVID-19 Public Health Mitigation Requirements (PDF).

Note: Regular campus testing will continue until further notice, with students on the Hill required to test twice a week beginning May 9. Read more.

Mandatory testing

As of May 9, individuals living in on-campus residential communities on the Hill will be required to test twice a week. All other students, faculty and staff living, learning or working on campus are required to test once a week (no more than seven days apart) and are encouraged to test twice weekly.

Note: Those who will be working or learning on campus one day a week or less are only required to test on the days they are on site.

Individuals may be directed to test if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive or if changing conditions warrant additional surveillance.

How and where to test on campus

UCLA’s self-administered saliva-swab (PCR) tests kits are available from vending machines and distribution centers throughout campus, as well as at residential housing front desks. Anyone with a BruinCard can obtain up to two free tests per week. (A smartphone or tablet that receives SMS texts is also required.)

Within an hour of taking the test, deposit your sample in a collection bin next to the vending machines — make sure to deposit it between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday–Friday (excluding holidays).

Results for samples received before 11 a.m. will be available within 24 to 36 hours; samples received after 11 a.m. will have results within 48 hours.

If you can’t obtain a test from a vending machine or require in-person testing for any reason, visit the in-person testing site at 300 Bradley Hall.

For more information on testing, visit the UCLA Ashe Center’s COVID-19 testing site.

Information on obtaining a BruinCard is available here.

If you test positive on campus

If you are a student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 through the UCLA campus testing program, you will be contacted by campus health officials about the next steps, including isolation procedures and further testing.

If you have symptoms or if you test positive off campus

If you are experiencing COVID-19–related symptoms, have tested positive outside UCLA or believe you have been in contact with an infected person, either on or off campus, please follow the instructions below.

Students

  • Contact the Exposure Management Team through the UCLA Ashe COVID Hotline at 310-206-6217 or exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu.

    Students in on-campus and off-campus UCLA housing: If it is after hours, call the UCLA Housing Isolation and Quarantine Team at 310-825-5451.

    During periods in which there is a high volume of inquiries, the wait time for calls to the Exposure Management Team may be longer than expected.
  • The team will provide students with an individualized assessment, including instructions on isolation, quarantine, contact tracing and further testing.  


Faculty and staff

  • Contact the UCLA COVID Call Center at 310-267-3300 or covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu.

    During periods in which there is a high volume of inquiries, the wait time for calls to the Call Center may be longer than expected.
  • The Call Center will provide an individualized assessment, with an individualized assessment, including instructions on isolation, quarantine, contact tracing and further testing.  
  • If the COVID-19 incident was work-related and the individual was admitted to the hospital over night for in-patient treatment beyond observation, the employees’ manager or supervisor should contact the UCLA Environment, Health and Safety Serious Injury Hotline at 310-825-9797.

You tested positive: 90-day exemption from testing

If you test positive and complete your period of isolation, you will be exempt from mandatory campus testing until 90 days have elapsed since your positive test (if asymptomatic) or the onset of symptoms (if symptomatic).

If you tested positive outside of UCLA, you’ll need to request the 90-day exemption by sending an email to exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu (for students) or covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu (for faculty and staff) with a copy of your lab report or a note from your doctor specifying the date of your positive test.


Full details of our COVID-19 testing protocol are available in our community screening protocol.

Vaccination and booster policy

COVID-19 boosters are required for students and employees. For information on where and how to get vaccinated and receive boosters, visit our Vaccines at UCLA page.

In alignment with UC’s COVID-19 vaccination policy (PDF), UCLA students, faculty, staff and others who work, live or study on campus or at other UCLA facilities need to be fully vaccinated (and up to date on booster shots) — with limited medical exemptions and accommodations based on disabilities or religious beliefs, as well as deferrals for those who are pregnant.

Definitions

You are considered fully vaccinated when:

  • 14 days have passed since you received a single-dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine.

You are considered up to date on vaccinations when:

You are currently eligible for a booster when:

  • Five months have passed since you received the second dose of a Pfizer–BioNTech, Moderna or other WHO-approved vaccine, or two months have passed since you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Note: If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you can still receive a booster once your symptoms have cleared and/or you have been released from isolation — there is no need to wait 90 days.

Confirming your vaccination and booster with UCLA

Note on boosters: All students and employees will have 30 days to receive a booster and submit their proof once they become eligible.

  • Enrolled students
    Students can submit proof by logging into the Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center’s electronic patient portal and clicking on the Medical Clearance section. More information on the verification process and a link to the portal are available on the Ashe Center website. You can privately check your status using the COVID-19 Clearance Portal, which can now also be accessed through the UCLA Mobile app, available on the App Store and the Google Play Store.
  • Employees
    Staff and faculty can confirm their status through UCLA’s online Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination Verification System most easily by giving the university consent to check UCLA Health records and the California vaccination database. (As an additional option, you can upload an image of your CDC vaccination card or non–U.S. equivalent, or upload an official medical record from your health care provider.)

    If you gave consent to check records for your initial vaccination, the survey should automatically update your booster status. If you didn’t, you can give consent for your booster. If your records are not found, the system will provide instructions on how to proceed.

    Employees can privately check their status using the COVID-19 Clearance Portal; supervisors can use the portal to check the status of employees who report directly to them. (The UCLA Mobile app, which is available on the App Store and the Google Play Store, now includes access to the Symptom Monitoring System and the Clearance Portal.)
  • UCLA Health employees and those in clinical settings
    UCLA Health personnel and those who work in clinical settings have been given information on how to upload their proof, which will be reviewed by UCLA Occupational Health Services. They should follow the timing and processes outlined in COVID-19 protocols for health care settings.
  • Non-matriculating students
    UCLA Extension students, visiting students and those in executive education programs will receive guidance on how to verify their vaccination status through their program department.
  • K–12 students
    Students age 5 and above who are eligible for vaccinations will receive information from the UCLA Lab School or the Geffen Academy at UCLA about notifying their program of their vaccination status.

Fully remote employees and those returning to campus

If you’re not coming to campus at any point during the term, you’ll need to update the Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination Verification System; indicate that you will be fully remote so that you’re not flagged for noncompliance with the vaccination policy. If you are fully remote but have already been vaccinated, you should upload proof of your vaccination when filling out the survey.

If you’ve been working remotely but are now returning to campus on a full-time or hybrid basis, you should likewise complete the Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination Verification System survey to indicate your new work status. You will need to upload proof of your vaccination status or request an exception.

Exception requests

In certain limited circumstances, students and employees may be granted a medical exception, an accommodation based on religious beliefs or disabilities, or a deferral based on pregnancy. If you received an initial vaccination but wish to apply for an exception to the booster due to changed circumstances, you may do so.

To request an exemption:

To protect the health of the campus community, isolation, contact tracing and quarantine protocols are in place for when students, faculty or staff test positive for COVID-19.

This protocol does not apply to UCLA Health employees, who must follow protocols for health care settings, or to pre-K–12 schools and programs, which must follow the LACDPH’s reopening protocol (PDF)  and exposure management plan (PDF).

Positive tests and close contacts

If you test positive through UCLA’s campus testing program, you’ll be contacted by campus health officials with instructions on isolation. Your “close contacts” — those who have been within 6 feet of you in an indoor setting for a total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period — will be notified by contact tracers, who will provide instructions on testing and quarantine.

If a student tests positive outside the UCLA campus testing program — or if they are experiencing COVID-19–related symptoms or know they have been in close contact with an infected person — they should contact the Exposure Management Team through the UCLA Ashe Center’s COVID Hotline at 310-206-6217 or exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu. Faculty and staff members in the same situation should contact the UCLA COVID Call Center at 310-267-3300 or covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu.

Please note: During periods in which there is a high volume of inquiries, the wait time for calls to the Exposure Management Team and Call Center may be longer than expected.

Isolation

If you test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting test results, you’ll need to isolate, either at home or on campus. When isolating, you should not have visitors and should only leave to receive medical care.

UCLA will provide appropriate accommodations for students living in UCLA-owned housing who need to isolate. You should bring along enough personal belongings — clothing, medications, laptops, phones, chargers and school supplies — to last 10 days. UCLA will monitor your health, and staff will arrange for meal delivery three times a day. Students and employees living in non-UCLA housing should remain in a private room with a private bathroom, if possible, and arrange for meals and other essential needs.

Please note: Isolation requirements may differ for faculty and staff, students living in UCLA-owned housing, and students in non-UCLA housing.


Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff are required to isolate for 10 days but can end their isolation and return to work early if the following criteria are met:

  • Symptomatic cases
    You can end your isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the first day symptoms appeared) if: (1) Your symptoms have improved and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without needing fever-reducing medications and (2) you take a PCR or rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests.
  • Asymptomatic cases
    You can end your isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the day your positive test was taken) if: (1) You’ve remained asymptomatic and (2) you take a PCR or rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests.

If you are released from isolation after Day 5, you must wear a highly protective mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your isolation began.

Confirm completion of your isolation through the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey to be cleared for campus.


Students living in non-UCLA housing

Students must isolate for 10 days unless they meet the early-release criteria below:

  • Symptomatic cases
    You can end your isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the first day symptoms appeared) if: (1) Your symptoms have improved and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without needing fever-reducing medications and (2) you take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Please do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)
  • Asymptomatic cases
    You can end your isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the day your positive test was taken) if: (1) You’ve remained asymptomatic and (2) you take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Please do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)

If you are released from isolation after Day 5, you must wear a highly protective mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your isolation began.

Confirm completion of your isolation through the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey to be cleared for campus.


Students living in UCLA housing

You must remain in your isolation room for a total of 10 days.

However, you may be able to enter a “modified” isolation after Day 5 if the criteria below apply. Under this plan, you won’t be able to return to your dorm room, but you will be allowed to leave your isolation room to attend in-person classes and to participate in other campus activities, as well as community activities off campus. You won’t be able to dine indoors, but you can pick up grab-and-go food from the dining halls. (Clearance for class attendance and food pick-up will be provided through the Symptom Monitoring Survey.)

  • Symptomatic cases
    You can enter modified isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the first day symptoms appeared) if: (1) Your symptoms have improved and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without needing fever-reducing medications and (2) you take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Please do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)
  • Asymptomatic cases
    You can enter modified isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the day your positive test was taken) if: (1) You’ve remained asymptomatic and (2) you take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Please do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)

If you enter modified isolation after Day 5, you must wear a highly protective mask mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your isolation began.

Confirm completion of your isolation through the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey to be cleared for campus.


Rapid antigen testing: Early release and ‘modified’ isolation

Faculty and staff: Employees who take an at-home rapid antigen test on Day 5 or later to be released early from isolation should submit proof of their negative test (a photo of the test is acceptable) through the Symptom Monitoring Survey.

Students: The following students should report to the Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center to take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 (or later) for early release or modified isolation:

  • Students in on-campus UCLA isolation housing
  • Club sports student-athletes
  • Medical, dental and nursing clinical students who are considered health care workers

All others students can submit proof of their negative antigen test on Day 5 or later (a photo of an over-the-counter, self-administered test is acceptable) to the Exposure Management Team through the Symptom Monitoring Survey.

Quarantine exemptions

Certain students, faculty members and staff members who are identified as close contacts of an infected person will be exempt from quarantine if they meet the criteria for their particular group and follow the quarantine exemption requirements listed below.

Exempt faculty and staff: Those have been in close contact with an infected person are not required to quarantine if they are asymptomatic, regardless of their vaccination status. These faculty and staff members can continue to work on site.

Exempt students: Those have been in close contact with an infected person do not need to quarantine if they are asymptomatic, regardless of their vaccination status, and can remain on campus.

Additional exemptions: Students, faculty and staff who have been in close contact with an infected individual but are asymptomatic and have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days do not need to quarantine.

Quarantine exemption requirements: In order to remain exempt from quarantine, the individuals in the categories above must do the following:

  • Continue to monitor for symptoms.
  • Wear a highly protective mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your exposure to the infected person.
  • Take a PCR or rapid antigen test (at-home tests are acceptable) within 3–5 days of your last exposure and receive a negative result. (If your result is positive, follow the instructions in the “Isolation” section above.)
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and test as soon as possible — do not wait 3–5 days to test.

Full quarantine

Individuals who are close contacts of an infected person and who are not able to follow UCLA’s quarantine exemption requirements listed above must follow these full quarantine procedures:

  • Students living on campus
    Remain in quarantine for 10 days. UCLA will identify appropriate quarantine accommodations for students who live in university-owned housing. They should bring along enough personal belongings — clothing, medications, laptops, phones, chargers and school supplies — to last the full 10 days. UCLA will monitor your health, and staff will arrange for meal delivery three times a day.

    Quarantining students shouldn’t have visitors and should only leave to receive medical care or to procure a COVID-19 test through a campus vending machine, if necessary. If symptoms develop, follow the instructions in the “Isolation” section above.
  • Students, faculty and staff living off campus
    Remain in quarantine for 10 days in a private room with a private bathroom, if possible, and arrange for meals and other essential needs.

    Quarantining students, faculty and staff shouldn’t have visitors and should only leave to receive medical care. If symptoms develop, follow the instructions in the “Isolation” section above.

Completion of quarantine: Students, faculty and staff should confirm completion of their 10-day quarantine through the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Survey to be cleared for campus.

Further details

For full details on UCLA’s isolation, quarantine and contact tracing procedures, see the following campus protocols:

If you are a student or employee who tests positive for COVID-19 through the UCLA campus surveillance testing program, you will be contacted by campus health officials about the next steps you should take.

However, if you are experiencing COVID-19–related symptoms, have tested positive outside of UCLA or believe you have been in contact with an infected person, either on or off campus, please follow the instructions below.

(Managers and supervisors who are alerted by an employee or by a third-party vendor or invited guest of a positive test should direct those individuals to follow these instructions.)

Students

  • Contact the Exposure Management Team through the UCLA Ashe COVID Hotline at 310-206-6217 or email them at exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu.

    Students in on-campus and off-campus UCLA housing: If it is after hours, please call the UCLA Housing Isolation and Quarantine Team at 310-825-5451.

    Note: During periods in which there is a high volume of inquiries, the wait time for calls to the Exposure Management Team may be longer than expected.
  • The Exposure Management team will provide students with an individualized assessment, including instructions on isolation, quarantine, contact tracing and further testing.  
  • If you are a student in medicine, dentistry or nursing and are in clinical rotations, contact the UCLA COVID Call Center at 310-267-3300 or email them at covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu.

Faculty and staff

  • Contact the UCLA COVID Call Center at 310-267-3300 or covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu.

    Note: During periods in which there is a high volume of inquiries, the wait time for calls to the Call Center may be longer than expected.
  • The Call Center will provide an individualized assessment, including instructions on isolation, quarantine, further testing and guidance on when it is safe to return to work. (Employees should notify their supervisor of their return-to-work date.)
  • If the COVID-19 incident was work-related and the individual was admitted to the hospital over night for in-patient treatment beyond observation, the employees’ manager or supervisor should contact the UCLA Environment, Health and Safety Serious Injury Hotline at 310-825-9797.

Third-party vendors and invited guests on campus

  • If a UCLA affiliate has been informed by an invited third party that he or she has tested positive, the affiliate should contact the Exposure Management Team through the UCLA Ashe COVID Hotline at 310-206-6217 or exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu with information about the case.
  • The infected person should be directed contact their physician for advice and to notify their UCLA contact that they are not cleared for work or other activities on UCLA property.

For full details on case reporting, please see Standard Operating Procedure for Responding to COVID-19 Cases (PDF).

Disinfection of campus spaces

If a person has been in campus facilities within 24 hours of testing positive or developing symptoms, please contact UCLA’s Facilities Management Trouble Call at 310-825-9236 to create a request for disinfection.

Managers in following buildings should instead contact Michelle Morales at mmorales@re.ucla.edu, who will coordinate disinfection with Facilities Management: 10889 Wilshire; 10920 Wilshire (100 Medical Plaza); 1145 Gayley; and 924 Westwood.

A complete list of campus protocols addressing COVID-19 prevention, vaccines, testing, exposure management and quarantine procedures is available here.

For the latest information on vaccination rates for students and employees and updates on confirmed COVID-19 cases among the campus community, visit the COVID-19 dashboard.


Students

The great majority of courses — roughly 80% — are being taught in person. There are currently no caps on the number of students allowed classrooms beyond normal room capacities, although some larger lecture courses are being conducted remotely (with their discussion sections being held primarily in person).

Regardless of the size or location of the on-campus class, students should remember to complete the Symptom Monitoring Survey each day before arriving at class and to wear a well-fitting mask at all times if they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. (Masks, while not required for those who are up to date on vaccinations, are still strongly recommended.)

If you have to miss class

It’s likely some students will miss class due to isolation and quarantine protocols or because they haven’t been cleared by the Symptom Monitoring Survey.

The prospect of missing class time, projects or assessments can be daunting. Please know that your instructors are committed to accommodating students who can’t be in class for these reasons through video or audio streaming or recordings, makeup assignments and assessments, alternative projects, or other means. Instructors have been informed that students’ absences due to isolation or quarantine, or a failure to clear the daily symptom check, should not factor into any attendance component of their final grade.

If you need to isolate or quarantine, you should notify your course instructors as soon as possible and explain your circumstances.

If you are severely sick with COVID-19, you may qualify as temporarily disabled and receive support from the Center for Accessible Education following an interactive process with your instructor.

(Please keep in mind that if you test positive for COVID-19 through the UCLA campus surveillance testing program or are identified as a close contact of an infected person, you will be contacted by campus health officials with information on isolation and quarantine and when it is safe to return to class. If you are experiencing COVID-19–related symptoms, have tested positive outside of UCLA or believe you have been in contact with an infected person, either on or off campus, contact the Ashe Center’s Exposure Management Team at 310-206-6217 or exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu.)

If your instructor has to miss class

While instructors cannot simply switch an entire course from in-person to remote instruction, they may teach up to two classes in a row remotely without prior authorization if they’re ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are temporarily isolating or quarantining, or are traveling for work or some other necessity.

Any shift to remote instruction that extends beyond two classes and lasts up to two weeks requires the approval of the department chair and/or dean; a change lasting longer than two weeks requires final approval from UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force’s Education Working Group.

Rather than shifting to remote instruction, a fellow faculty member, co-instructor or teaching assistant may lead one or more classes if the primary instructor is not available.

Accessibility for students with disabilities

UCLA is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in the rich academic experience UCLA offers. The UCLA Center for Accessible Education will work closely with these students and their instructors to determine appropriate accommodations and develop a plan tailored to the needs of students in each their courses.

The UCLA Office of Information Technology’s Disabilities and Computing Program also helps to ensure that faculty and students are aware of accessible best practices and that academic content is available and understandable to all.  

Pivoting to hybrid or remote instruction

Significant changes in the public health landscape could require UCLA to make changes to instruction — including adjusting classroom density or enrollment limits or shifting to hybrid or completely remote instruction. Our COVID-19 Pivot Plan and Decision Matrix (PDF) describes the criteria that will inform possible changes in our operations.

UCLA is offering triple-capacity rooms in on-campus housing. You need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to live on campus. Those who qualify for an exception to the UC vaccination policy have been offered housing in UCLA’s off-campus university apartments by lottery.

Due to our monthlong pivot to remote instruction at the beginning of this quarter, students in UCLA housing will have their nine-month housing contracts prorated from the date they arrive on campus (up to Jan. 30). A credit will be applied to your housing account for your next installment.

Masking requirements

Masks are required in indoor spaces on campus for those who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations — including the common areas of UCLA residence halls and apartments and at dining halls (except when actively eating or drinking). Masks are not required — but are strongly recommended — for those who are up to date. It is suggested that all students, regardless of their vaccination status, wear a mask in their living space when the presence of people from outside their immediate household.

Guest policy

Students may have one off-campus guest per resident in their room at a time. All guests must be cleared by UCLA’s online Symptom Monitoring Survey (using the “non–UCLA community member” form) before entering housing facilities and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination upon request. Guests staying overnight must be fully vaccinated and must be cleared by the survey each day.

Cleanings

UCLA will be performing regular cleanings and disinfections of all high-use common areas, restrooms and public spaces in the residence halls.


If you need to isolate or quarantine

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are found to have been in close contact with an infected person — within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period — you may need to spend time in isolation or quarantine. To understand how this process works, please see our isolation, contact tracing and quarantine guidelines.

Dining

Due to COVID-19 mitigations and staffing shortages, UCLA has had to reduce its number of dining facilities. Facilities in the residence halls are for residents only; we will not be offering the Bruin Meal Plan for off-campus students. We anticipate opening more outlets as staffing levels rise and will reassess the Bruin Meal Plan at the end of the term.

On-campus residents have the option of three all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants — in Carnesale Commons, Covel Commons and De Neve Plaza. They may also choose from our quick-service restaurants, including Bruin Bowl, Bruin Cafe, Rendezvous, the Study at Hedrick and the Drey. (Please see the dining website for the most up-to-date hours of operation and menus.)

Premier Meal Plan holders on-campus won’t be allowed to swipe in guests at the all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants, but students may swipe more than once at to-go restaurants.

Indoor seating for students with meal plans is available at both all-you-care-to-eat and to-go restaurants. 

Pivoting in response to COVID

Significant changes in the public health landscape could require UCLA to make changes to housing and dining, including adjusting housing density, restricting indoor dining and broadening COVID-19 surveillance testing. Our COVID-19 Pivot Plan and Decision Matrix (PDF) describes the criteria that will inform possible changes in our operations.


For more information on housing and dining, see:

UCLA Residential Life offers a diverse range of virtual and in-person programs and events, from recreation classes and meditation sessions to open mic nights on the Hill.

Our hope is to provide continuous opportunities for residents to connect, learn, and participate in shared activities with one another — while adhering to campus health and safety protocols. For a full list of ways that students can connect and get involved, visit the UCLA community page.

UCLA Campus Life promotes engagement on campus and in the community with programs and activities that are educational, inclusive, leadership-focused, sustainable and healthy.

For more on campus services and opportunities for students, visit:


Faculty and staff

Work arrangements

While many employees, particularly those from campus units and departments involved directly in education delivery and support of the campus’s physical operations, have returned to full-time on-site work, a large number are currently working hybrid schedules or are completely remote.

Decisions about which employees and functions shift back to campus — and in which order — will be made by each department, as each functional area has its unique needs. Department heads, managers and supervisors should strongly consider allowing employees who can continue to perform their duties effectively from remote locations to do so.

Our FlexWork Guide for Managers (PDF) is designed to assist managers and supervisors in implementing flexible, supportive working arrangements for employees, whether they are working on campus, remotely or in a hybrid fashion. Employees are encouraged to discuss these work options with their supervisors.

Faculty and staff requesting an accommodation from in-person work should contact Employee Disability Management Services. Further information on accommodations is available in this report.

Guidance on working remotely

Departments should provide the appropriate computer equipment for staff members who are working primarily from home; these employees will be responsible for supplying their own internet and communications connections.

The UCLA IT Support Center’s Collaboration Tools page has information on using Zoom, Slack, VPNs and other remote technologies. The campus also has a wide-ranging set of tips on how to work effectively from home, as well as ergonomic advice on setting up a home workstation. In addition, Human Resources has provided resources for employees, managers and supervisors on working remotely.

Campus IT Services has a list of IT support resources for each division, school, department and unit. Hardware, software and accessories are available through the UCLA Computer Store, which offers academic discounts and has an in-depth knowledge of UCLA departments’ technology requirements.

Remote work furniture allowance

Many employees working remotely three days a week or more are eligible to select an office chair and height-adjustable desk for their home workstation. To qualify for the allowance, employees must sign a FlexWork agreement with their department. The cost of the furniture will be funded centrally. Read the full message.

UCLA may also provide up to $1,400 in reimbursement to employees who meet this qualification and who purchased chairs and desks that conform to the university’s ergonomic guidelines before the furniture allowance went into effect.

Technology purchases, such as computers and monitors, are not included as part of this program. This furniture purchased under this allowance remains the property of UCLA and must be returned upon the employee’s separation from the university.

Parking arrangements

Many returning employees who formerly used public transportation or UCLA’s various transportation services may instead choose to drive to campus. To alleviate any potential pressure on parking capacity, UCLA will strategically stagger the days various employees working hybrid in-person/remote schedules come to campus.

Information on parking fees and permits can be found on UCLA Transportation’s faculty and staff parking page.

The great majority of courses — roughly 80% — are being taught in person, and nearly all faculty members are expected to teach on campus. There are currently no caps on the number of students allowed in a classroom beyond normal room capacities, although some larger lecture courses are being conducted remotely (with their discussion sections being held primarily in person).

Regardless of the size or location of their on-campus class, instructors should remember to check the COVID-19 Clearance Portal daily to make sure that students attending their class have completed the mandatory Symptom Monitoring Survey and are cleared to be on campus. They should also remind students who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations to wear a well-fitting mask at all times. (Masks, while not required for those who are up to date on vaccinations, are still strongly recommended.)

Accommodating students who can’t attend class

While in-person learning will be the norm, instructors should aim to create course structures that are flexible enough to accommodate frequent student absences due to COVID-19. You will not be expected to teach in two different modalities, but consistent with last quarter’s guidance (PDF), we encourage you to adopt some strategies that have already been successfully used by instructors and appreciated by students.

  • Recording and livestreaming lectures
    Whenever possible, make asynchronous video or audio recordings of course lectures available to students (see: Recording an empty Zoom meeting). You may also decide to livestream lectures by Zoom (making sure to turn on real-time automatic captioning). Check to see what audio-video recording capabilities your classroom has, or reach out to the UCLA Center for Advancement of Teaching for information on alternative options.
  • Grading and attendance
    In light of COVID, instructors should reconsider grading schemes based on attendance or in-class participation. Alternative, asynchronous activities may offer more effective — and less logistically challenging — ways to engage students. At a minimum, instructors will need to offer students who miss class due to illness ways to make up participation and attendance points.

    It is recommended that instructors design class assessments that can easily be completed by students who were absent and that can be transferred to a remote environment if remote instruction becomes necessary. (The “Short Guide to Inclusive Remote Teaching” on UCLA’s Keep Teaching–Pedagogy website and the Teaching Resources and Recommendations guide offer some helpful tips.) 

For a host of excellent resources on how to use technology effectively for teaching, learning and assessment, see:

If you are ill or test positive for COVID

It is likely that during the course of the term, some instructors will develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 and will be required to isolate or quarantine, per UCLA guidelines — or they may be required to travel for work or another reason.

In these cases, you may teach up to two classes in a row remotely without prior authorization. Any shift to remote instruction that extends beyond two classes and lasts up to two weeks requires the approval of the department chair and/or dean; a change lasting longer than two weeks requires final approval from UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force’s Education Working Group.

Rather than shifting briefly to remote instruction, you may want to ask a fellow faculty member, co-instructor or teaching assistant to lead one or more or your classes if you will be unavailable.

(Please keep in mind that if, as an instructor, you test positive for COVID-19 through the UCLA campus surveillance testing program or are identified as a close contact of an infected person, you will be contacted by campus health officials with information on isolation and quarantine and when it is safe to return to work. If you are experiencing COVID-19–related symptoms, have tested positive outside of UCLA or believe you have been in contact with an infected person, either on or off campus, contact the UCLA COVID Call Center at 310-267-3300 or covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu.)

Accessibility for students with disabilities

UCLA is committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in the rich academic experience UCLA offers. The UCLA Center for Accessible Education will work closely with these students and their instructors to determine appropriate accommodations and develop a plan tailored to the needs of students in each their courses.

The UCLA Office of Information Technology’s Disabilities and Computing Program also helps to ensure that faculty and students are aware of accessible best practices and that academic content is available and understandable to all.  

Dealing with violations of campus COVID protocols

There may be times when a student, after being reminded, continues to ignore campus health and safety protocols, including masking, symptom monitoring and other requirements.

Instructors are encouraged to report repeat violations to the Office of Student Conduct at dean@saonet.ucla.edu or 310-825-387. In addition, reports of violations may be made anonymously through UCLA’s whistleblower hotline at 800-403-4744. Reports of violations will generally be processed within one business day, and a determination will be made whether the violation was willful or not.

Students with willful violations, repeated violations or violations believed to have resulted in COVID-19 infections will face disciplinary measures up to and including exclusion from campus.

In general, instructors should do what they can to de-escalate situations of noncompliance, but it may be necessary to ask a noncompliant student to leave the classroom. If a student refuses to leave, instructors can consider ending the class or shifting to remote instruction for the day, although they are reminded to consider whether the risk posed by a noncompliant student justifies the learning disruption. All such instances should be reported, as above, to the Office of Student Conduct.

If faculty members or TAs demonstrate repeated noncompliance with health and safety protocols, a complaint can be made to the instructor’s department chair, divisional dean, academic personnel officer or the dean of students.

For full details of UCLA’s protocol on compliance and violations, see Compliance With Safety Measures (PDF).

Basic health and safety requirements

Symptom monitoring: Before arriving at on-campus offices and workplaces each day, employees are required to complete the Symptom Monitoring Survey. Supervisors and department chairs must check the COVID-19 Clearance Portal daily to make sure that employees who report directly to them have been cleared by the survey to be on campus.

Masks: Employees who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations should wear well-fitting masks at all time while in the office or workplace. (Masks, while no longer required for those who are up to date on vaccinations, are still strongly recommended.) Departments are required to provide free upgraded masks to all faculty and staff who request them and can order masks at no cost from the UCLA Emergency PPE Supply Store.

Workplace cleanings

UCLA Facilities Management performs cleanings and disinfection of all high-use common areas, restrooms and public spaces throughout campus — including office common areas and restrooms. Details on these cleanings is available here (PDF).

For the cleaning of individual offices, units and departments can purchase cleaning packages through Facilities Management by submitting a facilities service request (please include “COVID” in the FAU project description).

Facilities Management has also installed hand sanitizer stations throughout campus. Individual units and departments are responsible for purchasing their own sanitizer for use in offices and workspaces.

Workplace disinfection following a positive COVID case

If a person has been in campus facilities within 24 hours of testing positive for COVID-19 or developing symptoms, please contact UCLA’s Facilities Management Trouble Call at 310-825-9236 to create a request for disinfection.

Managers in the following buildings should instead contact Michelle Morales at mmorales@re.ucla.edu, who will coordinate disinfection with Facilities Management: 10889 Wilshire; 10920 Wilshire (100 Medical Plaza); 1145 Gayley; and 924 Westwood.

Workplace ventilation

UCLA Facilities Management has evaluated all building ventilation systems on campus to make sure they meet industry recommendations for COVID-19 air exchanges and filtration. Portable HEPA air purifiers have been supplied to offices and workspaces that require them in order to meet industry standards — including most single-occupancy offices without dedicated ventilation, multiple-occupancy offices, conference rooms, and general assignment and departmental rooms.

Managers and supervisors who may still be unsure whether their spaces meet ventilation requirements can request a building ventilation assessment by Facilities Management to determine whether they need an air purifier or not.

A website has been created that lists the buildings that do not yet meet the recommendations and should be reviewed by managers and supervisors.

Workplace COVID signage

To help the campus community navigate health and safety regulations related to working, teaching and learning, UCLA has installed relevant signage and messaging in most common and public areas.

For your convenience, you can also access signs and flyers for posting in offices and workplaces here:

When posting materials, please make sure to follow UCLA Departmental Regulations for Posting Signage.

Workplace meetings and remote technology

Because a significant number of employees are likely to be on a hybrid work schedule or completely remote, some offices in which employees are working in person may want to update their conference room audio-visual systems to accommodate those who are off site. UCLA’s IT Services has put together a set of technology recommendations based on room types, sizes and purposes to ease the burden of research and product selection. For more information, please contact IT services at help@it.ucla.edu or 310-267-4357.

Food and drink at departmental events

Please note: This protocol does not apply to events held in UCLA Health hospitals or clinical spaces, which must follow protocols of UCLA Health for events and gatherings.

Indoor dining is permitted at departmental events held at formal campus restaurant establishments and dining halls, which follow the Los Angeles County Department of Health’s best practices for food and beverage services (PDF) and guidance for higher education institutions (PDF). It is also permitted at formal catering venues managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality, the Luskin Conference Center and ASUCLA. But in all situations, the venue manager should consider moving the event outdoors, either fully or partially.

In addition, there is no longer a prohibition on food and drink at indoor departmental events — including meetings, seminars and gatherings — held in departmental spaces, although this is still discouraged. If organizers do plan to serve food and drink, they should reserve a room that is oversized for the number of guests and make sure that attendees who are not up to date on their vaccinations maintain a 6-foot distance from others when removing their mask to eat or drink.

Dealing with violations of health and safety guidelines

UCLA is focused on developing of a collaborative community of compliance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Supervisors and department heads should remember to remind employees to complete the daily Symptom Monitoring Survey, to wear masks at all times in the office and to follow other campus protocols.

There may be times when employees, after being reminded, continue to ignore campus health and safety protocols. If employees demonstrate repeated noncompliance with protocols, a complaint can be made to an employee’s supervisor or unit head. In addition, reports of violations may be made anonymously through UCLA’s whistleblower hotline at 800-403-4744.

A determination will be made whether an employee’s violation was willful or not. Employees with willful violations, repeated violations or violations believed to have resulted in COVID-19 infections will face disciplinary measures up to and including exclusion from campus.

For full details of UCLA’s protocol on compliance and violations, see Compliance With Safety Measures (PDF).

If an employee tests positive for COVID

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 through the UCLA campus surveillance testing program or are identified as a close contact of an infected person will be contacted by campus health officials with information on isolation and quarantine and when it is safe to return to work.

However, if you are experiencing COVID-19–related symptoms, have tested positive outside of UCLA or believe you have been in contact with an infected person, either on or off campus, please follow the instructions below. (If notified by an employee, managers and supervisors should direct the employee to follow these instructions.)

  • Contact the UCLA COVID Call Center at 310-267-3300 or covidcallcenter@mednet.ucla.edu.(During periods in which there is a high volume of inquiries, the wait time for calls to the Call Center may be longer than expected.)
  • The Call Center will provide an individualized assessment, including instructions on isolation, quarantine, further testing and guidance on when it is safe to return to work. (Employees should notify their supervisor of their return-to-work date.)
  • If the COVID-19 incident was work-related and the individual was admitted to the hospital over night for in-patient treatment beyond observation, the employees’ manager or supervisor should contact the UCLA Environment, Health and Safety Serious Injury Hotline at 310-825-9797.

Pivoting to hybrid or remote work

Significant changes in the public health landscape could require UCLA to make changes to work arrangements — including adjusting workplace density or shifting some offices to completely remote work. Our COVID-19 Pivot Plan and Decision Matrix (PDF) describes the criteria that will inform possible changes in our operations.

UCLA research has largely returned to pre-pandemic conditions, with few exceptions. While many of the 2020–21 restrictions on research activities, travel, field work, and community-based activities have been lifted, it remains critical that individuals participating in research on campus continue to follow the public health mitigations that remain in effect. This includes wearing face masks, completing the required symptom monitoring survey each day on campus, verifying their vaccination and booster status, and participating in COVID-19 testing.

All researchers (faculty, staff and students) should familiarize themselves with and follow the safety protocols in laboratories, studios, libraries or performance spaces. Contact EH&S Field Research Safety regarding safety protocols for field and community-based research. Contact your department for safety protocols in performance spaces. 

For more information about research operations, email c19@research.ucla.edu.

COVID research

Under UCLA Policy 992, any research group that plans to conduct research with SARS-CoV-2 must obtain Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) approval prior to beginning such research. As part of the IBC review process, a full risk assessment will be conducted to ensure worker safety and agent containment.

Students and research

Personnel density limits and previous restrictions placed on undergraduate student researchers have been lifted.

UCLA research support

UCLA Research Administration and Research Policy & Compliance staff are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Offices may be contacted through their individual websites:


Campus visitors

All guest lecturers; vendors; third-party contract workers; external parties participating in trainings, programs or other organized events; visitors to on-campus housing facilities; and other invited guests defined as “covered non-affiliates” in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy must comply with UCLA’s health and safety requirements.

These requirements include wearing a mask at all times indoors if they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including boosters) and the completion of UCLA’s Symptom Monitoring Survey before entering any campus areas, buildings or events.

See our guidance for campus events and guidance for guidance for athletic events for further information.

COVID testing: Affiliates on campus for more than one day

Those non-affiliates who will be on campus for more than one day will also be required to complete COVID-19 testing, as outlined in our Community Screening Protocol. Individuals can access a self-administered test at 300 Bradley Hall or another test distribution site on campus. More information is available on the Ashe Center’s COVID-19 testing page.

Note: Delivery personnel and workers involved in similar activities must wear masks when entering UCLA buildings if they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, but they are not subject to symptom monitoring or testing requirements, even though they may be making deliveries to multiple buildings over the course of a day.

Parking for invited guests

For information on campus parking locations and fees, please visit UCLA Transportation’s visitor parking page.

General visitors

The campus is open to the general public. Visitors to UCLA are expected to abide by all guidance posted throughout campus and to comply with health and safety requirements, including wearing a mask while indoors if they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including boosters). Those visitors who are up to date can opt to not wear masks indoors, although mask wearing is still strongly recommended.

Tours of the campus — including in-person tours, virtual tours narrated by current UCLA students and self-guided tours — are available to the public, prospective students and their families. Please see the Undergraduate Admission campus tours page for more information and availability.

Members of the public attending campus events

Those attending events on campus (and who are not third-party contractors or specifically invited guests) should wear masks at all times at indoor events if they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including boosters).

In some instances, attendees at campus events may be asked by event organizers to complete UCLA’s Symptom Monitoring Survey before entering venues or facilities. The brief web-based form can be filled out on a computer, tablet or smartphone.

After completing the survey, these attendees can obtain a clearance certificate for the event, if necessary, through the survey’s clearance portal:

For further details on entry requirements to events, see our guidance for campus events and guidance for guidance for athletic events.

Parking for visitors

For information on campus parking locations and fees, please visit UCLA Transportation’s visitor parking page.


Campus facilities and services

For schedules and ticketing information for UCLA athletic events, both on and off campus, please visit the UCLA Central Ticket Office. Athletic events are now permitted without capacity or physical distancing limitations but are subject to state, county, local and NCAA health and safety requirements.

Attendees at all in-person UCLA athletic events must adhere to current health and safety rules, including special protocols — by order of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (PDF) — for indoor events with more than 1,000 attendees and outdoor events with more than 10,000.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who is under isolation or quarantine orders should not attend any athletic event.

Current guidelines and protocols for UCLA sports facilities can be found on UCLA Athletics’ COVID-19 Policies and Procedures page.

Organized events do not have capacity limits or physical distancing restrictions and are allowed on campus in alignment with the protocols listed below. This guidance applies to events and gatherings including, but not limited to, celebrations, lectures, forums, performances, rallies, social gatherings, concerts, speaker presentations and conferences. It does not apply to academic classes, research activities or normal, daily campus operations.

Please note: This protocol does not apply to events held in UCLA Health hospitals or clinical spaces, which must follow protocols of UCLA Health for events and gatherings.

Indoor events and performances

Face masks: Masking at indoor events is not required — but is strongly recommended — for individuals who are up to date on their vaccinations (including boosters).

Those who are not up to date on vaccinations — including those who have received exceptions to the UC vaccination policy — are still required to wear well-fitting masks at all indoor events.

Requirements for entry: Organizers of indoor events no longer need to check attendees’ proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, although such checks are still recommended.

If they choose, organizers may implement one of the following pre-entry checks (provided attendees are given advance notice of the requirements):

Important note: If organizers do decide to implement pre-entry checks for events hosted by their school, department, unit or organization, they must stick to one of the above options and implement it consistently and equitably for all events.

Mega-events: Proof of vaccination or a negative test is not required for indoor mega-events — those with 1,000 or more attendees — which fall under the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s mega-events protocol.

Food and drink: Eating and drinking are permitted — but discouraged — at indoor departmental events. (See more on food at indoor events below.)

Outdoor events and performances

Face masks: Masking is not required at outdoor events, regardless of vaccination status. However, well-fitting masks are still strongly recommended at crowded outdoor events, particularly outdoor mega-events (10,000 or more attendees).

Requirements for entry: Organizers of outdoor events no longer need to check attendees’ proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, although such checks are still recommended.

If they choose, organizers may implement one of the following pre-entry checks (provided attendees are given advance notice of the requirements):

Important note: If organizers do decide to implement pre-entry checks for events hosted by their school, department, unit or organization, they must stick to one of the above options and implement it consistently and equitably for all events.

Food and drink at indoor campus events

Indoor dining is permitted at events held at formal campus restaurant establishments and dining halls, which follow the Los Angeles County Department of Health’s best practices for food and beverage services (PDF) and guidance for higher education institutions (PDF). It is also permitted at formal catering venues managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality, the Luskin Conference Center and ASUCLA. But in all situations, the venue manager should consider moving the event outdoors, either fully or partially.

In addition, there is no longer a prohibition on food and drink at indoor departmental events, including meetings, seminars and gatherings held in departmental spaces, although this is still discouraged. If organizers do plan to serve food and drink, they should reserve a room that is oversized for the number of guests and make sure that attendees who are not up to date on their vaccinations maintain a 6-foot distance from others when removing their mask to eat or drink.

Further details

These protocols are in alignment with guidance from the California and Los Angeles County public health departments and in some cases surpass state and county requirements.

For more information, see UCLA’s Protocol for Organized Events (PDF).

UCLA is acutely aware of the emotional and social toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on members of our campus community. One of the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force’s working groups has been developing plans to help safeguard the well-being of those returning to campus who may be in need of extra support.

Please visit our Emotional, Social and Physical Well-Being page for information on psychological counseling services, where to turn in a crisis and resources for maintaining emotional and physical health.

To help the campus community navigate health and safety regulations related to working, teaching and learning, UCLA has installed relevant signage and messaging in most common and public areas.

As we approach spring quarter, we are providing flyers for use by faculty and administrators to help keep students aware of our current and planned COVID-19 protocols:

Other signs and flyers here:

When posting materials, pleasure make sure to follow UCLA Departmental Regulations for Posting Signage.

Cleanings

UCLA Facilities Management performs thorough cleanings and disinfection of all high-use common areas, restrooms and public spaces throughout campus — including office common areas and restrooms. Details on these cleanings is available here (PDF).

For the cleaning of individual offices, units and departments can purchase cleaning packages through Facilities Management by submitting a facilities service request (please include “COVID” in the FAU project description).

Facilities Management has also installed hand sanitizer stations throughout campus. Individual departments are responsible for purchasing their own sanitizer.

Ventilation

UCLA Facilities Management has evaluated all building ventilation systems on campus; the great majority of them already meet industry recommendations for COVID-19 air exchanges and filtration. Facilities Management has also supplied portable HEPA air purifiers to many offices and classrooms in order to meet industry standards — among them, single occupancy offices without dedicated ventilation, multiple occupancy offices, conference rooms, and general assignment and departmental classrooms.

Managers and supervisors can still request a building ventilation assessment by Facilities Management to determine whether they need an air purifier or not.

A website has been created that lists the buildings that do not yet meet the recommendations and should be reviewed by managers and supervisors.

Recommended COVID-19 resources

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