Influenza (flu) and COVID-19 Information and Resources

Updated 12/5/2022

Effective 8/15/2022, the UCLA online symptom monitoring survey is discontinued, however, everyone is required to complete a self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering campus.

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Deadline Compliance

  • November 1, 2022 is the deadline for Covid-19 and influenza (flu) vaccines for all students, faculty and staff
  • The newest bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is not required but strongly recommended
  • No action is required for those who have previously uploaded proof of the flu vaccine for 2022 and COVID-19 vaccine and previous booster(s), or requested an approved exception

UC Vaccination Compliance Policy
Vaccinations/boosters are required for those who are eligible. Reminder, if you are fully remote and plan to return to in-person onsite/hybrid work, please visit the UCLA COVID-19 Action Center to:

  • Update hybrid, onsite or remote status
  • Upload proof of vaccination or request an exception for COVID-19 and flu vaccine
  • Upload COVID-19 test results from outside the UCLA testing system
  • Quickly access latest protocols, updates, information and resources

Testing requirement (updated per email on 8/12/2022)

  • Testing is no longer required. Students, faculty and staff may continue to test up to 2x per week through the campus surveillance testing program if concerned of possible COVID-19 exposure.
  • Do not submit PCR tests under the campus surveillance testing program if you have tested positive for COVID-19 for 90 days.

Masking (updated per email on 8/12/2022)
Effective August 15, indoor masking will no longer be required but strongly encouraged for everyone (except where LACDPH may require indoor masks). The department has masks available for pickup at 1-129 Knudsen Hall, and students can pick up masks at various campus locations including Wooden Center, Student Activities Center, and ASUCLA locations (Ackerman Union Information Window and Ackerman indoor dining locations).

Regardless of vaccination status, if you have a positive test result, please contact the Covid call center immediately for guidance on the next steps.
Students: 310-206-6217
Faculty/Staff: 310-267-3300

Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines (last updated 9/28/22)

  • Symptomatic: Those who have tested positive must isolate for 10 days unless:
    • You have a negative covid-19 viral (antigen) test result collected on Day 5 or later, and
    • You have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and
    • Your symptoms are improving
  • Asymptomatic: Those who tested positive for covid-19 but never had symptoms, you may end isolation on Day 5 or later if:
    • 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 later develop symptoms, you must follow the symptomatic isolation instructions
  • Quarantine: Close contacts who are not exempt from quarantine (see below) can end quarantine if they receive a negative test (through the campus vending machine PCR test kits) on day 5 or later AND are asymptomatic.
  • Those who are unable to test must isolate or quarantine for the full 10 days, as specified. They must wear a mask around others, indoors and outdoors, for 10 days.
  • Quarantine Exemption: Individuals are exempt from quarantine if they are up to date on their Covid-19 vaccines (i.e., have received their Covid-19 booster or are fully vaccinated but not yet booster-eligible per LACDPH definition (PDF)), or have recovered from Covid-19 within the previous 90 days. This exemption includes following testing and masking requirements.

UCLA Mobile App
The UCLA Mobile App is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, includes access to the following:
UCLA COVID-19 Action Center
Covid and flu clearance
Supervisor Portal
Testing kit vending machine locations

Training Course
The online Covid-19 Prevention (2021) UCLA Update Training Course is a requirement. Please complete the training prior to working onsite, whichever comes first, via your UC Online Learning (LMS) portal and forward your certificate of completion to your manager.

Your active UCLA BruinCard is required in order to obtain your complimentary testing kits available via vending machines. If you experience issues with your BruinCard at the vending machine, please message the BruinCard center accordingly.