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Coronavirus Information for the UCLA Summer Sessions Community

COVID-19 Information & Resources

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Summer Sessions 2022

Protecting the health and safety of our campus community has been and will remain UCLA’s priority. As such, UCLA will continue to monitor changes to state, county, and LA city public health directives that will inform how students, staff, and faculty will navigate the in-person experience on campus. You can visit UCLA’s COVID-19 resources site for the latest information on UCLA’s response to the pandemic.

In order to ensure the safety and well-being of the entire UCLA community, all visiting students attending any in-person programming are required to adhere to UCLA’s COVID-19 vaccination policies. These policies mandate that students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes boosters for eligible populations.

Once enrolled, UCLA will require proof of vaccination in the form of a clear image of your vaccination record or a vaccine exemption approved by the UCLA Ashe Student Health Center from all visiting students.

  • Proof of vaccination is due by Friday, June 10
  • Medical or religious exception requests are due by Friday, May 27

Visit this page periodically for updates should the public health situation change such that policies and guidelines listed here require updating. [Last Updated: May 2, 2022]

Please refer to UCLA’s COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for additional information. If you have any additional questions related to UCLA’s COVID-19 vaccination policy and exceptions, please log into the Patient Portal, select “Messages”, and then choose the “Immunization Requirement Question” option.

For any specific questions that are not answered on this page, please contact the UCLA Ashe Student Health Center at 310-825-4073.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, UCLA requires that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office.

This policy extends to all visiting students attending UCLA in-person as part of Summer Sessions.

Requests for medical exemptions consistent with CDC guidance and manufacturer labeling on contraindications and precautions are permitted. As with other policies, students will also be eligible to request accommodations based on disability or religious belief, and deferrals are available for those who are pregnant.

Please note that the vaccination policy does not extend to students participating in exclusively online/virtual summer programming.

To upload proof of COVID-19 vaccination:

  1. Visit UCLA’s student Patient Portal. You will have access to this portal 2-3 business days after enrollment and MyUCLA logon creation.
  2. Upload your proof of vaccination in the Medical Clearance section

Proof of vaccination is due by Friday, June 10

Note that indoor masking is required for those who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes students who receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine exception.

To request a medical or religious exception for the COVID-19 vaccine requirements:

  1. Follow the instructions on the UCLA Immunization Requirements website
  2. Refer to Exception FAQs for more information; specific exception requests should be directed to the UCLA Ashe Student Health Center

Medical or religious exception requests are due by Friday, May 27

Note that indoor masking is required for those who are not up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes students who receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine exception.

Once they arrive this summer, visiting students must UCLA’s Symptom Monitoring Survey, accessing the COVID-19 Clearance Portal and obtaining a clearance certificate every day.

Completing the Symptom Monitoring Survey

The daily survey is required of everyone* living, learning or working on the UCLA campus or at other UCLA properties — and must be completed before arriving at work or class.

The brief web-based form can be filled out on a computer, tablet or smartphone; similarly, it can be completed using the UCLA Mobile app, which is downloadable through the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Fully remote employees and students: Update your status one time within the system to indicate you are fully remote and will not need to complete the survey.

Hybrid employees: Employees working a hybrid schedule should complete the survey only on the days they will be working on campus.

COVID-19 Clearance Portal: Verifying clearance status

After completing the survey, you can view your symptom monitoring clearance status by checking the portal:

Course instructors will check the portal daily to verify the clearance status of students in their courses.

Beyond daily clearance status, the portal shows shows individuals’ compliance status with UC’s vaccination policy and with campus surveillance testing requirements.

COVID-19 Clearance Certificate: After successfully completing the survey, you can access your daily clearance certificate through the clearance portal using either the web or the UCLA Mobile app. This certificate — which you should be prepared to show either digitally or in hard copy — serves as your daily “entry pass” to campus facilities, venues and events.

Note: There is no longer a need for a separate “events and venues” certificate for campus restaurants and venues like gyms, theaters and art museums.

If you do not clear the symptom survey

If you are denied clearance, follow the instructions given to you by the survey, your supervisor or your department chair, including contacting the applicable UCLA hotline.

  • Students: Ashe COVID Hotline — 310-206-6217

Isolation

If you test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms and are awaiting test results, you’ll need to isolate, either at home or on campus. When isolating, you should not have visitors and should only leave to receive medical care.

UCLA will provide appropriate accommodations for students living in UCLA-owned housing who need to isolate. You should bring along enough personal belongings — clothing, medications, laptops, phones, chargers and school supplies — to last at least 10 days. UCLA will monitor your health, and staff will arrange for meal delivery three times a day. Students and employees living in non-UCLA housing should remain in a private room with a private bathroom, if possible, and arrange for meals and other essential needs.

Please note: Isolation requirements differ for students living in UCLA-owned housing, students in non-UCLA housing, and faculty and staff.


Students living in non-UCLA housing

If you don’t meet the early-release criteria below, you must isolate for 10 days.

Symptomatic cases. You can end your isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the first day symptoms appeared) if:

  • Your symptoms have improved and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without needing fever-reducing medications.
  • You take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 (or later) and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)

Asymptomatic cases. You can end your isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the day your positive test was taken) if:

  • You’ve remained asymptomatic.
  • You take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 (or later) and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)

If you’re released from isolation after Day 5, you must wear a well-fitting upgraded mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your isolation began.

 


Students living in UCLA housing

You must remain in your isolation room for a total of 10 days.

However, you may be able to enter a “modified” isolation after Day 5 if the criteria below apply. Under this plan, you won’t be able to return to your dorm room, but you will be allowed to leave your isolation room to attend in-person classes and to participate in other campus activities where masking is required, as well as community activities off campus. You won’t be able to dine indoors because it involves removing your mask, but you can pick up grab-and-go food from the dining halls.

Symptomatic cases. You can enter modified isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the first day symptoms appeared) if:

  • Your symptoms have improved and you are fever-free for at least 24 hours without needing fever-reducing medications.
  • You take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 (or later) and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)

Asymptomatic cases. You can enter modified isolation after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the day your positive test was taken) if:

  • You’ve remained asymptomatic.
  • You take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 (or later) and receive a negative result — see below for details on rapid antigen tests. (Do not use a PCR test from a campus vending machine to test out of isolation.)

If you enter modified isolation after Day 5, you must wear a well-fitting upgraded mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until your full isolation period has ended.


Rapid antigen testing: Early release and ‘modified’ isolation

The following students should report to the Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center to take a rapid antigen test on Day 5 (or later) for early release or modified isolation: students in on-campus UCLA isolation housing and club sports athletes.

All others students can submit proof of their negative antigen test on Day 5 or later (a photo of an over-the-counter, self-administered test is acceptable) to the Exposure Management Team at exposuremanagementteam@ashe.ucla.edu.


Exempt from quarantine: Fully vaccinated and others

Students, faculty and staff who have been in close contact with an infected person don’t need to quarantine if they asymptomatic and are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes those who are:

(You are currently eligible for a booster if five months have passed since you received the second dose of a Pfizer–BioNTech, Moderna or WHO-approved vaccine or two months have passed since you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)


Additional exemption:
If you have been in close contact with an infected individual but are asymptomatic and have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 90 days, you don’t need to quarantine.

Close contacts who are exempt from quarantine should still do the following:

  • Wear a well-fitting mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your exposure to the infected person.
  • Test immediately after you know you’ve been in contact with an infected person. If your test is negative, test again five days later.
  • If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and test as soon as possible — do not wait five days to retest.

Quarantine

Currently, quarantine procedures apply only to students, faculty and staff who are not fully vaccinated (and boosted, if they are eligible for a booster).

UCLA will identify appropriate housing for quarantining students who live in university-owned housing. You should bring along enough personal belongings — clothing, medications, laptops, phones, chargers and school supplies — to last at least five days. UCLA will monitor your health, and staff will arrange for meal delivery three times a day.

You shouldn’t have visitors and should only leave to receive medical care or to procure a COVID-19 test, if necessary.

Students, faculty or staff quarantining in privately owned off-campus residences should remain in a private room with a private bathroom, if possible, and arrange for meals and other essential needs.

You can end your quarantine after Day 5 (where Day 0 is the last day you were exposed to an infected person and Day 1 is the first day after that exposure) if:

  • You’re asymptomatic.
  • You test on Day 5 (or later) and receive a negative result.

If the above criteria do not apply or you’re unable to test, you must quarantine for 10 days. Those in quarantine who develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who receive a positive test will be required to isolate.

If you are released from quarantine after Day 5, you must wear a well-fitting mask while around other people — both indoors and outdoors — until 10 days have passed since your isolation began. You must also continue to monitor your health for 10 days from your initial exposure; if you develop symptoms, test immediately.

UCLA is committed to providing a safe environment for its community including Summer Sessions students and is prepared to take necessary steps to that end. UCLA is continually monitoring public health developments and will continue to provide information on new developments through the following websites: