Administrative VC Beck and VC for Research & Creative Activities Wakimoto Share UCLA Guidance on Face Coverings to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
On April 8, 2020, Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael J. Beck and Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared a BruinPost recommending the the UCLA campus community use face coverings when in public settings, conducting essential work on campus, or entering campus dining facilities or other environments in which it may be difficult to maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
UCLA is coordinating with campus partners to procure reusable cloth face coverings for essential staff working on campus and students living in on-campus housing who are unable to provide their own. Please note these will be nonmedical-grade face coverings and will not be appropriate for health care workers, first responders or others working directly with people who have COVID-19. Priority will be given to essential staff working on campus in close quarters and in confined indoor spaces, including vanpools, hospitality, dining services and laboratories. Masks will be distributed to campus departments when production is complete, which could take a week or more because of the heightened worldwide demand for them. Campus officials will coordinate with departments to disseminate the masks when we receive them. Helpful instructions for making your own face covering may be found on this CDC fact sheet (PDF) as well as in this instructional video from the U.S. Surgeon General.
Face coverings will be required for employees working at the Luskin Conference Center, the Tiverton House, the Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, and UCLA housing and dining facilities as of Friday, April 10, 2020. UCLA will provide face coverings for those employees.
For more information, please refer to the BruinPost. Please visit UCLA’s dedicated COVID-19 website and Bruins Safe Online for additional information. Please direct questions to the Office of the Administrative Vice Chancellor at [email protected].