Students Test Negative for COVID-19
Following up on my email early Friday morning, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has just informed UCLA that results have come back negative for the three students who were being tested for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time.
At the same time, we must be prepared for a confirmed case in the future, given the growing number of cases in our state and city. We will continue to remain prepared and ready.
There is currently no need to change how we conduct classes and UCLA continues to closely coordinate with federal, state and local public health officials so that our campus remains fully prepared. UCLA has invested in tools that will aid in remote teaching and learning, when needed.
As I noted in a previous message, we have been hosting a series of information sessions across campus. The next session is on Monday, March 9 from 5 – 7 p.m., and we encourage you to watch the UCLA COVID-19 information session livestream.
We have also increased our preventative measures, including installing more hand sanitizer stations, performing additional cleanings of facilities and using electronic sprayer systems in high-use areas. We are also working to schedule an informational session in which staff will have the opportunity to learn more about COVID-19 and UCLA’s efforts. More information will be shared on Monday.
If you develop flu-like symptoms, please seek medical attention. Students should call the Ashe Center Infection Control Line at 310-206-6217and faculty and staff should call their health care providers. Please always call ahead before arriving. The latest information is available on UCLA’s COVID-19 website and on Bruins Safe Online.
We remain dedicated to keeping our community safe and we will keep you proactively updated.