Temporary COVID event and meeting protocols now in effect

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

Dear Bruin Community:

We are off to a wonderful start to the academic year and we appreciate your commitment to keeping our UCLA community healthy by submitting your vaccination statuscompleting your daily symptom monitoring survey on days when you are on UCLA property, wearing your masks in our facilities and taking your free self-administered COVID-19 tests if required.

As we continue to acclimate back to in-person teaching, learning, living and working — as well as to rebuilding and strengthening face-to-face connections — new UCLA protocols have been developed for planned gatherings, including, but not limited to, celebrations, dances, lectures, forums, performances, rallies, social gatherings, concerts, speaker presentations, conferences, meetings and programs or activities by university units in the course of fulfilling their university mission, registered campus organizations and non-affiliates with contracts with UCLA.

Generally, food at indoor events and meetings is not permitted, with exceptions for restaurants, dining halls and conference facilities that have other mitigations in place. Vaccination or recent negative test verification is necessary for all indoor and outdoor events. Please see the protocol document for specific details. 

UCLA Indoor/Outdoor Organized Event Temporary Protocols Recommendation (PDF)

Although we plan to have these protocols in place until Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, we will continue to monitor campus and area case levels, and make changes and adjustments as needed to support the continued safety of our UCLA community and others who attend our events.

We thank you for your continued cooperation as we work to support a safer fall quarter.

For more information about UCLA’s response to the pandemic, please see UCLA’s dedicated COVID-19 website, which includes all campuswide communications on this subject. 


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

Megan McEvoy
Professor, Institute for Society and Genetics,
     Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Co-chair, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

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