UCLA and UCLA Anderson Executive Education take the safety and well-being of our staff, students, visiting participants and faculty very seriously. UCLA’s campus is open for visitors and UCLA Anderson Executive Education is running in-person programs. Below please find health and safety information and instructions to prepare for your campus visit:
Before You Come
Please check the travel restrictions/requirements in your home city, state and/or country before travelling to and from the United States, Los Angeles, and UCLA, to ensure you are able to meet all requirements to safely and confidently travel back and forth.
Vaccination and Booster Status
All UCLA staff and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated with a WHO endorsed vaccine. Non-UCLA affiliated campus guests* (you, the program participant) to the UCLA campus are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, you must present a negative COVID test upon arrival, taken within 48 hours (if PCR) or 24 hours (if rapid antigen.) Be prepared to show your vaccination card and/or date stamped negative test on the first day of your program. Boosters are highly appreciated and encouraged.
In addition to any COVID-19 tests that might be required to travel to UCLA, all guests will be required to take a COVID Rapid test upon arrival, which will be provided by UCLA. For programs lasting more than three days, you will be required to take a rapid test 3-5 days after arrival, and again weekly after that, for stays that last more than one week.
Instructions for rapid COVID-19 tests:
- Complete your self-administered test alone in a room or outdoors, if possible, as it will require you to remove your mask. Put your mask back on as soon as the test is administered.
- If your test is negative, you may proceed to class at Anderson or other UCLA facilities.
- If your test is positive, please see below: If you test positive for COVID while at UCLA
- If you are on campus for more than one day, you must complete COVID-19 testing, regardless of vaccination status, as outlined in our Community Screening Protocol.
Daily Symptom Monitoring
Before coming to campus each day, you must complete a self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms. If symptoms are present, or if you are not feeling well, please notify your Program Manager or Executive Education contact and do NOT come to campus.
Our day-to-day cleaning procedures are already very comprehensive, and we have increased our vigilance to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all participants, students, clients, faculty, and staff. We have augmented our cleaning schedules and are cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces multiple times a day. When you come to campus, we ask that you wash your hands thoroughly throughout the day and use the hand sanitizer provided.
We continue to strongly encourage members of the community to wear masks in both indoor and outdoor environments while among other people. Masking is also still required following early release from isolation or quarantine.
Upgraded masks are required, and must be well-fitting medical-grade masks, surgical masks, KN95s or National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health-approved respirators such as an N95.
UCLA has a limited number of masks available for those who cannot procure their own masks. However, we are requesting that you plan before coming to UCLA to have a requisite number of masks for the duration of your UCLA visit.
Please be respectful and support others in their masking choices.
Click for Instructions for Mask Use, Removal and Reuse.
UCLA and UCLA Anderson have returned to in-person instruction. Executive Education classrooms have a 70-person seating capacity with at least two doors that open for increased airflow. Classroom seating is devised to maximize the spacing between you and the person closest to you. The classrooms are equipped with air purifiers and at least one classroom opens to a small patio, increasing air circulation.
Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes are available and encouraged for your use throughout the day, and restrooms are in close proximity for frequent hand washing.
Food and Beverage Service
Food and beverages will be available for breakfast, lunch, and morning & afternoon snack breaks for most programs. Dinner may also be provided depending on your program. Food may be packaged in individualized portions, take-away boxes, buffet or plated. Meals may be served indoors or outdoors.
Sometimes, food and beverage will be available in our Executive Lounge for you to 'grab and go' and enjoy on our sun-filled patios or other spaces around UCLA Anderson and/or the UCLA campus.
Some programs will distribute meal cards so that you can visit the campus eateries of your choice and discover your own favorite spot at UCLA.
Hot and cold beverages will be available and there is a filtered water dispenser adjacent to the Executive Education classrooms so you may refill your reusable water bottle.
Please be respectful of others who may have undisclosed medical conditions and/or various comfort levels with potential exposure to COVID-19.
Participants, staff, faculty, and students should not come to campus or class if feeling ill. If you need assistance, please contact your program manager.
If you test positive for COVID while at UCLA
Isolation separates those who have tested positive for COVID-19—or those who are symptomatic and are awaiting test results—from those who are not sick (i.e, separating the infected from the uninfected). Please note this definition may change over time, and UCLA will follow state and local developments.
If you are COVID positive, evidenced through a positive test, or through the self-detection of COVID symptoms, you must isolate for 10 days. You may end isolation after five days if:
1. You take a COVID antigen test on or after Day 5 and it is negative
2. Have been fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medications) AND
3. Have no symptoms or symptoms are improving
- You have a negative COVID-19 viral (antigen) test result collected on Day 5 or later, AND
- You never got symptoms of COVID-19.
- If you develop symptoms while you are isolated, you must follow the SYMPTOMATIC isolation instructions above.
Quarantine restricts the movement of people who were exposed to COVID-19 to observe for development of symptoms and to minimize exposure to those who are not sick (i.e, separating the exposed from the rest of the population). Please note this definition may change over time, and UCLA will follow state and local developments.
If you are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you are required to:
- Wear a highly protective mask around others for 10 days
- Get tested 3-5 days after you were last exposed
If your test result is positive, isolate
If you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you don’t need to test unless you get symptoms
- Monitor your health for 10 days
If symptoms start, stay home, isolate and get tested.
For more information on COVID-19 Close Contacts, isolation and quarantine protocols, please visit:
COVID Symptoms and/or Serious illness: UCLA is home to the #1 hospital in California and the top 3 in the nation, as ranked by US News and World Report in 2021. If you experience COVID symptoms while at UCLA, contact your primary care physician for advice, or go to urgent care or a local Emergency Department if symptoms require urgent medical care, such as difficulty breathing. Depending on your personal situation, UCLA’s location enables easy access to excellent medical care throughout Southern California, should you require it. International visitors may want to contact their country’s embassy or consulate for additional assistance or guidance.
Notify UCLA: Notify your program manager that you are not cleared to attend your program and email the UCLA Exposure Management Team as soon as possible but in no event longer than one business day at email@example.com for purposes of case investigation, contact tracing, and further notifications.
Isolation and Quarantine at UCLA Luskin Conference Center or UCLA Guest House
If you must isolate or quarantine because of a positive COVID test or because of exposure to COVID, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center (LCC) or the UCLA Guest House can accommodate you, assuming rooms are available.
If you are staying at LCC, you may continue your stay at your existing nightly room rate. Room service is available between 7:30 am – 10:00 pm and housekeeping amenities may be delivered to your door. Housekeepers may not enter your room.
You may also choose to relocate to the UCLA Guest House (providing your own transportation), at a rate of $199 per night. Room service is not available at Guest House, nor could you partake in the lobby-provided breakfast. You would be required to source your own delivered meals. LCC will assist in Guest House reservations for the duration of your stay.
Both options are offered at your own expense.
Virtual Program Attendance while in Isolation or Quarantine
If you must isolate or quarantine because of a positive COVID test or because of exposure to COVID, we will work with you to mitigate disruption to your program experience as much as possible. Each case will be addressed based on individual circumstances, with the opportunity for remote attendance—whether live online or asynchronous—offered when practicable.
Our Commitment and Your Diligence
We continue to monitor the situation daily, with guidance from the CDC and campus leadership and will keep you informed of any potential impacts to the UCLA campus. We reiterate our commitment to vigilance and safety and to providing the best opportunities to continue to learn and develop.
Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, UCLA Anderson Executive Education has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, UCLA cannot guarantee that its participants or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.
- Bruin Safe Online
- UCLA COVID-19 and Vaccine Resources
- UCLA COVID Protocols
- UCLA’s Standard Operating Procedures for Responding to COVID-19 Cases at UCLA
- UCLA Protocol for Organized Events
- UCLA Community Screening Protocol
- World Health Organization
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- United States Center for Disease Control COVID site
* Non-UCLA Affiliated Guests are defined as non-UCLA community members including Executive Education participants, vendors, and outside faculty.