UCLA Extension Alerts

COVID-19 and Return to Campus Information for UCLA Extension
Updated: November 30, 2021

Select In-Person Courses Resume

With public health restrictions being rolled back and COVID-19 vaccinations continuing to progress, a select number of courses will be offered in-person at UCLA Extensions classrooms in Westwood and DTLA during Winter Quarter.

UCLA Extension students enrolled in a course with in-person instruction will be required to follow University of California vaccination requirements and other public health safety measures. For more information, please review the details listed under 'UCLA Extension Return to Campus' below.

Most UCLA Extension courses will continue to be offered via online, remote (live online) or hybrid instruction. Learn more about our instruction formats. For information on how to access our online courses, including technology requirements, please visit Student Resources for Online Learning.

The health and safety of our community is always our highest priority, and we must be prepared to adjust in response to the progression of the pandemic and guidance from 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 whenever new information becomes available.

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UCLA Extension Return to Campus

Beginning in Fall 2021, individuals choosing to study in-person will be subject to UCLA policies including: University of California COVID-19 vaccination requirements, vaccination verification and symptom monitoring, and indoor masking.

More information, including instructions on how to upload your vaccine verification and symptom monitoring, may be found below.

Please note that all plans and policies are subject to change and are based on public health guidelines and UCLA policy. UCLA Extension buildings are not open to the general public at this time.

On July 15, 2021, the University of California issued a systemwide COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all UC students, faculty, staff, academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers and trainees, as well as anyone accessing UC facilities or in-person UC programs, to be fully vaccinated prior to the fall term—with limited medical exemptions and accommodations based on disabilities or religious beliefs, as well as deferrals for those who are pregnant.

If you are attending an "in-person class" this fall, you are required to comply with UC vaccination requirements, at least two weeks before attending the "in person" UCLA Extension class.

In addition, daily symptom checks are required for students, instructors, faculty, staff who are living, learning, or working on campus or at other UCLA properties, regardless of their vaccination status.

If you are attending an "in-person class" at UCLA Extension this fall, please visit the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination System to upload your vaccination record. On this site, choose "UCLA Extension Student" and follow the prompts.

Please note: You will need to use your UCLA Extension Student Portal Credentials (user name and password).

Per UCLA policy, daily symptom checks are required for students, instructors, faculty, staff who are living, learning, or working on campus or at other UCLA properties, regardless of their vaccination status. The survey, which can be done on a smartphone, tablet or computer, should take no more than five minutes.

  • After you have uploaded your vaccination record, and each time before you come to campus, you must complete the required UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring.
  • Each time you successfully complete the required UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Survey, a Clearance Certificate will be sent to you via email.

Access the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination System

Please note: You will need to use your UCLA Extension Student Portal Credentials (user name and password) to complete the survey.

UCLA protocols on face masks 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), including the LACDPH’s orders on mask wearing (PDF).

All individuals—whether fully vaccinated or not—are required to wear face masks in all indoor spaces on the UCLA campus. This includes classrooms, teaching labs, libraries, pre-K–12 facilities and indoor recreation spaces, as well as when using BruinBus, BruinAccess and UCLA SafeRide services.

Further guidance on face masks can be found on UCLA's COVID-19 website.

Note: UCLA Extension buildings are not open to the general public.

The University of California issued a systemwide executive order (PDF) on Oct. 8, 2021, requiring all covered students, faculty, other academic appointees and staff to, by Nov. 19, 2021, get vaccinated against influenza or opt out using a form supplied by their location after receiving information about flu vaccine.

What does this mean for UCLA Extension students and instructors attending “in-person” classes?

All UC community members—faculty, instructors, students, and staff—will need to “confirm and upload” or “opt-out” by November 19th.

Here are the steps:

  1. Navigate to the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Vaccination Verification System.
  2. Click the green “Flu Vaccine Verification” button at the top of the page.
  3. Select your UCLA/UCLA Extension affiliation.
  4. Enter your Single Sign-On login credentials and follow the prompts.

Prior to arriving at any UCLA site, all instructors, students, staff MUST still continue to complete the COVID-19 daily symptom monitoring survey. As a reminder, face masks are required to be worn at all UCLA sites.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the best source for information on this year’s flu vaccination.

Do I have to complete the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Survey?

Students are required to complete a UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Survey before coming to class each day. Upon completion of the Symptom Monitoring Survey, a "Clearance Certificate" will be sent via email.

Does UCLA and UCLA Extension accept records of vaccination in other languages?

Yes. UCLA and UCLA Extension accept records of vaccination in other languages.

I was vaccinated in another country and is my vaccine accepted in the U.S.? Do I have to get re-vaccinated?

If you have proof of completing a series of any FDA-licensed or FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine consistent with your country’s implementation, you will be considered to have been fully vaccinated.

In some countries, if a student had COVID, and after recovering received one dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g. Pfizer), the student is considered fully vaccinated. At UCLA and UCLA Extension, does one dose meet UC fully vaccinated policy?

UCLA and UCLA Extension students who have only received one dose of a two-dose vaccine are not considered fully vaccinated and are required to apply for a temporary medical exemption. Requests for medical exemptions are initiated via the UCLA Symptom Monitoring System.

UCLA COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources

Learn what UCLA is doing to support and provide resources to our Bruin community during the pandemic, as well as the latest updates from campus leadership.

UCLA COVID-19 Website

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