Comment period on interim amendments to UC policy on vaccination programs open through Dec. 1

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force​ What you need to know: Wearing an upgraded mask is still highly recommended while

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.

COVID-19 testing, upgraded mask distribution and N95 training

As we resume in-person instruction and work, we want to ensure that all students, faculty and staff are best prepared to reduce COVID-19 risks and follow UCLA protocols.

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.

Exceptions to remote instruction for first two weeks of winter quarter

Lab and studio classes may be offered in person when learning would be degraded by remote participation, and existing safety protocols can be observed.

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.

Winter travel reminders and return-to-campus health protocols

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.

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.

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.

Pfizer COVID booster events for eligible faculty and staff

Following up on our Oct. 6 message, we are providing more details on where and how employees can schedule their booster appointments.

Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine events for eligible faculty and staff

UCLA is inviting all eligible faculty and staff to receive Pfizer-BioNTech booster doses free of charge during our October 15–31 clinic.

Reminder of mandatory daily symptom monitoring

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.

Updated COVID-19 protocols for fall 2021 instruction

These protocols are intended to support a safer return to campus and provide flexibility to pivot to remote instruction if necessary.

Register for upcoming town halls for faculty and staff

These virtual meetings will provide both faculty and staff to ask more focused questions about their specific roles.

Updated campus COVID-19 protocols in effect

UCLA’s protocols addressing disease prevention, vaccines, testing, exposure management, and isolation and quarantine have undergone substantial changes.

Reminder to confirm vaccination status by this Thursday, Sept. 9

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.

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.

Remote work furniture guidelines

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.

Guidance for instructors, fall 2021

As we near our return to campus-based in-person teaching, the Academic Senate is providing practical classroom guidance for faculty, lecturers and teaching assistants.

Faculty and staff town hall: Well-being during the pandemic

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.

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.

Mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing

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.

Required COVID-19 prevention training for UCLA employees

This is a new training module that reflects recent changes from Cal/OSHA.

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.

New self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests available July 12

Anyone with an active BruinCard will be able to receive up to two test kits each week.

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.

New indoor masking requirements now in effect

UCLA has modified campus masking protocols in light of the emergence of COVID-19 variants and encouragement from public health officials.

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.

Research operational plan process coming to a close

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.

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.

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.

University of California announces proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy

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.

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.

Additional safety measures for undergraduate student researchers

Up to four undergraduate researchers, undertaking necessary safety precautions, may be allowed to work in person in a lab under a current research operational plan.

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.

Expansion of Phase 3 research ramp-up activities

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.

Guidance for faculty on spring 2021 instruction

With courses being conducted primarily remotely this spring, the Academic Senate has provided advice to faculty members on remote teaching, assessments and final examinations, and other topics.

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 required COVID-19 prevention training for on-site work and activities

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.

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.

Announcing Phase 3 of research ramp-up

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.

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.

A safer spring break is our collective responsibility

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.

UCLA faculty and staff are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination

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.

‘Hold in place’ on research ramp-up activities has been lifted

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.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination update for UCLA faculty and staff

As part of our ongoing vaccine rollout, UCLA is pleased to begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to employees 75 years of age and older.

Plans for spring quarter remote instruction and work

UCLA will continue with remote-only instruction and significantly reduced student housing levels for the spring 2021 quarter.

New COVID-19 case notification dashboard

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.

10-day quarantine required for return to Southern California

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.

Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday break

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.

Extending our commitment to our community

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.

Safety reminders for the holidays

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.

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.

Plans for winter quarter instruction

UCLA will continue with remote-only instruction and significantly reduced student housing levels for the winter 2020 quarter.

Asymptomatic testing and community screening

As part of UCLA’s ongoing efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, the campus is expanding its COVID-19 testing program.

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.

Health protocols for a safer return to campus

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.

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 commitment to one another

UCLA will have no pandemic-related indefinite or temporary layoffs for career employees through at least Jan. 15, 2021, Chancellor Block announced.

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.

Introducing UCLA’s new COVID-19 resources website

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.

Preparations for fall 2020

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

Next phase of research ramp-up begins June 8

UCLA will begin a gradual resumption of research activities on June 8, when we begin phase 2 of our ramp-up plan.

Guidelines for spring 2020 final exams

Dear Colleagues: The Academic Senate offers the following guidelines for final exams in Spring 2020. We moved to remote instruction

Remote work guidance

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

Systemwide pay freeze for policy-covered UC employees

Dear Colleagues: As we enter a new phase of this pandemic and an eventual gradual return to in-person operations, I

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

Update on Zoom security settings

To help members of the UCLA community manage Zoom security concerns — including Zoombombing — we recommend these steps for using Zoom

Chancellor Gene Blocks thanks all students, faculty and staff

To the Campus Community: I know you have received a lot of messages from UCLA lately. Amidst profound change, there is so

A message to University of California employees about employment status

To the UC community We write today to acknowledge a new reality and to announce our decision to do all

Update on spring quarter grading

To the Campus Community: The Academic Senate wishes to express its appreciation to all the faculty, staff, and students who

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