Updated January 20, 2022
Students - see updated testing and vaccination guidance here
and recapped below (from 12/21 email).
Faculty and Staff - see updated testing and vaccination guidance (recapped below; complete announcement shared via email on 01/02 and 1/20).
See updated Isolation and Quarantine guidelines here and recapped below.
Masking (updated 1/12/2022)
Faculty, staff and students are required to wear upgraded masks, such as well-fitting, medical-grade masks, surgical masks, KN95s, N95s or equivalent. Masking is required indoors in public spaces and in shared offices. The department has masks available for pickup at 1-129 Knudsen Hall; students can pick up masks at various campus locations including Wooden Center, Student Activities Center, and ASUCLA locations (Ackerman Union Information Window and Ackerman indoor dining locations).
Changes to Isolation/Quarantine Duration (updated 1/12/2022)
Isolation: Those who have tested positive for Covid-19 may end isolation after five days if certain conditions are met, including obtaining a negative Covid-19 antigen test result on day 5 or later, are fever free for at least 24 hours and symptoms are improving (if symptomatic). They must wear a mask around others, indoor and outdoors, for 10 days.
Quarantine: Close contacts who are not exempt from quarantine (see below) can end quarantine if they receive a negative test (through the campus vending machine PCR test kits) on day 5 or later AND are asymptomatic.
Those who are unable to test must isolate or quarantine for the full 10 days, as specified. They must wear a mask around others, indoors and outdoors, for 10 days.
Quarantine Exemption: Individuals are exempt from quarantine if they are up to date on their Covid-19 vaccines (i.e., have received their Covid-19 booster or are fully vaccinated but not yet booster-eligible per LACDPH definition (PDF), or have recovered from Covid-19 within the previous 90 days. This exemption includes following testing and masking requirements.
Vaccination compliance (updated 1/20/2022)
Booster shots will be required for eligible faculty, staff and students. Students must upload proof to the Ashe Student Portal by January 18. Faculty and staff must provide proof through the Symptom Survey/Vaccine Verification System by February 7 (the portal will be updated to allow for booster proof to be uploaded).
Testing requirement (updated 1/2/2022)
Effective immediately, all faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — must test at least 1x per week (2x per week is strongly recommended) through the campus surveillance testing program for the duration of winter quarter.
Unvaccinated individuals working, learning or living on campus or other UCLA property are required to participate in twice weekly testing.
Regardless of vaccination status, if you have a positive test result, please contact the Covid call center immediately for
guidance on the next steps.
Symptom monitoring survey
One time only – enroll at the symptom monitoring site. Complete the survey each day you work on campus, prior to going to campus, so you can be sure you are cleared to work onsite.
Check your and your direct reports’ symptom monitoring survey clearance status at this portal. Supervisors should confirm that your team members are completing the survey on the days they're on campus.
The online Covid-19 Prevention (2021) UCLA Update Training Course is a requirement. Please complete the training by 09/30/2021 or prior to working onsite, whichever comes first, via your UC Online Learning (LMS) portal and forward your certificate of completion to your manager.
For those of you who need to purchase a daily parking permit, the e-line can be long, so we suggest logging in early. For those of you who would like to renew/purchase a monthly pass, please contact the Administrative Support Group at ASGTeam@physics.ucla.edu.<>/p>
Your active UCLA BruinCard is required in order to obtain your complimentary testing kits available via vending machines. If you experience issues with your BruinCard at the vending machine, please message the BruinCard center accordingly.