9:31 a.m., April 8: City of Los Angeles to require residents to wear face coverings in public

Effective Friday, April 10, Los Angeles residents must wear some type of mask, bandana or other covering over their noses and mouths when in grocery stores and other essential businesses under an order from Mayor Eric Garcetti. Workers at many businesses must also cover their faces. 

5:44 p.m., April 2: Summer session A will be remote learning

To help protect the health and safety of the entire Bruin community while remaining committed to fulfilling UCLA’s teaching mission, campus leaders have decided to offer remote instruction for Summer Session A, which starts June 22 and ends Aug. 28. Note though that start and end dates for Summer Session A can vary based on the program student is enrolled in.

A decision has not been made for Summer Session C, which starts Aug. 3, However, faculty are strongly advised to begin planning how remote teaching would impact Session C courses given the possibility that the public health situation may require converting Session C to remote instruction.

Based on the unique learning needs of some academic units, we are deferring a decision for Session A courses and programs, and other summer programs, offered by the schools of nursing, medicine and dentistry, and by UCLA Extension.

The Summer Sessions webpage and the Classes link from this page will be updated with information about remote teaching course availability for this summer.

► Faculty, staff and students can email covid19@ucla.edu with any questions regarding UCLA’s response to COVID-19.



How do I prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue and not your hands. Dispose of the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Wear non-medical face coverings (bandanas, scarves or other cloth or fabric) when leaving the house for essential activities.
  • Practice safe physical distancing in all settings.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

How does maintaining a “safe distance” from other people help prevent the disease from spreading? And what is a “safe distance”?

The best way to limit the spread of COVID-19 or any contagious disease, according to health experts, is to maintain a safe distance from other people. Remaining six feet away from others, wherever possible, can help prevent infections transmitted by an uncovered cough or sneeze and also by touching a contaminated surface. Avoiding large groups in crowded spaces is a scientifically proven way to lower the infection risk and the spread of a virus.


In this video posted March 12 by UCLA Health, Dr. Daniel Uslan, co-chief infection prevention officer with UCLA Health, and Dr. Annabelle de St. Maurice, co-chief infection prevention officer, share what you need to know about COVID-19.