COVID-19 Information for Spring Quarter
Updates for In-Person Instruction
UCLA will be moving forward with plans to further ease protocol requirements for vaccinated students, faculty and staff who study, live and work at UCLA and its various facilities. We will also continue to monitor cases on campus and adjust protocols where necessary. These plans were developed with guidance from medical and public health experts and are aligned with protocols already in effect at state and local levels.
If you are returning to campus, please review the current UCLA health and safety protocols. A step-by-step guide for students attending in-person classes is also provided in the the video below.
Students and instructors may reach out to a program representative with any questions. For assistance related to accessibility or accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at UCLA Extension.
Beginning April 11, indoor masking will be highly recommended but no longer required for students, faculty and staff who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. This does not apply to spaces where masking is still required by LACDPH, including healthcare settings, public transit, etc. Please note it is still strongly recommended that individuals wear a well-fitting mask, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors and/or in crowded settings.
Those who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations will continue to be required to wear a well-fitted mask indoors until further notice. Outdoor masking is optional for all.
Note: This requirement has changed from what was previously communicated on March 11.
Everyone working, learning or living on campus, regardless of vaccination status, is required to conduct weekly surveillance testing through the campus vending machines and distribution centers through April 30. This will allow for a cautious and staggered approach to lifting mitigations, and give public health experts an opportunity to measure the potential impacts of easing masking and other requirements at UCLA. Note: The 3x/week testing requirement for performing arts is being lifted and only 1x/week is now required.
Starting May 1, weekly testing will be recommended but no longer required for UCLA students, faculty and staff who are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, provided conditions on campus and in the community support such a decision. UCLA students, faculty and staff who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines and are working, learning or living on campus or other UCLA property will be required to continue testing at least weekly until further notice.
As a reminder, those who are onsite less than once a week must participate in testing only on the days they are onsite.
Whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, individuals may be directed to test if they are considered a close contact of a positive case or if conditions change that warrant additional testing. All positive test results will be reported to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as required.
All individuals who are living, learning and/or working on the UCLA campus — vaccinated and unvaccinated — must continue to honestly complete the UCLA Symptom Monitoring Online Survey prior to arriving on campus, or each morning if living on campus.
Do not come to campus for any reason if you are sick, if symptoms are present or if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 until clearance is obtained.
Individuals have 30 days from when they become eligible to provide proof of their COVID-19 booster.
Employees’ proof of a booster vaccine must be submitted through the UCLA COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Vaccine Verification System by Monday, February, 7. A communication was sent earlier to booster-eligible students, faculty, instructors and staff.
UCLA Extension Return to Campus
As of Fall 2021, individuals who choose 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.
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—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 course at UCLA Extension, you are required to comply with UC vaccination requirements, at least two weeks before attending your first in-person class meeting.
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, 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).
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.