As a member of the UCLA family, it is important that we keep you updated on news of campus. Generally, new concepts and ideas unfold slowly in comprehensible ways. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a whirlwind experience, teaching us to learn and think differently as we navigate uncharted territory.
At UCLA, as it has been around the world, our understanding of COVID-19’s dangers and impacts has changed daily. UCLA’s administration, campus leaders and public health officials have worked tirelessly to make decisions that protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, while maintaining UCLA’s exemplary educational standards. Decisions were made with a full understanding of their complexity and gravity, but also with compassion for the new ways in which we, the Bruin community on campus and around the world, would be required to learn how to thrive.
Temporarily, but at least until the end of the spring quarter, students who are able have been asked to return home to learn remotely. Students who must stay at UCLA will be cared for, protected and sheltered. Faculty and staff are also learning new ways in which to serve and keep the UCLA enterprise running while protecting themselves, their families and the community. Bruins near and far are being asked to work and play differently, while still maintaining the bonds of our UCLA family.
Following are the latest communications from UCLA to keep you informed and involved.
And finally, but with no less significance, please know that every member of this UCLA family is important. If you are surrounded by confusion, be a Bruin who leads. Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Reduce your exposure to the virus if you can. Know when and how to seek medical assistance if it becomes necessary. Your kindness, integrity and strength will help others be their best. We wish you health and the flexibility to adapt to change. We, as Bruins and as a people, will emerge stronger.