On May 25, 2021 Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto announced via a BruinPost that, effective June 1, 2021, the Research Operational Plan (ROP) program launched with the move to Phase 2 of UCLA's ramp-up plan is no longer required for research and creative activities, both on-campus and in the field; ROPs are also not required for research-related travel.
PIs are able to populate their activities with researchers as they deem necessary, so long as they continue to comply with all mandates from the CDC, California Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), and Cal/OSHA, including, but not limited to, those concerning personnel density, masking, and distancing. Travel guidance for individuals who conduct field research remains unchanged. See BruinPost for more details.
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