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COVID-19 FAQs

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Is UCLA School of Law open? 

Yes. All UCLA Law offices are functioning, though as many services as possible are being offered remotely.

Any faculty member who needs to come to campus must follow procedures consistent with the UCLA Safe and Physical Distancing Protocol, which includes a self-monitoring protocol and requires a certificate from the UCLA symptom monitoring website before coming to work each day.

The law school building is locked for security purposes. If you need to come to the law school, please remember to bring a mask, your building keys, and your Bruin ID card. Security officers may ask to see identification. Offices and programs are best reached via the email addresses and telephone numbers on their web pages or in the UCLA Law directory.

Prospective students can take virtual tours hosted by current students three days a week. Email admissions@law.ucla.edu for more information.

Is the Law Library open?

The Law Library is closed to visitors until further notice, but is offering remote services to faculty. For more information see: Remote Library Services for Faculty.

Remote Library Services for Faculty

Are Library Staff available to assist faculty?

At this time, library staff are available to assist you remotely Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except 3/27, the campus holiday).

How do I contact a Reference Librarian?

Reference Librarians are available to provide remote assistance to faculty. Please email ref@law.ucla.edu. If you have a time-sensitive request outside of regular hours, please note that in your email.

Are library document delivery services available?

Unfortunately, document delivery service capabilities are severely limited since all campus libraries, as well as our lending partners across the country, are closed. Library staff can easily assist you with obtaining online resources and we are happy to try to locate other materials for you. Email request@law.ucla.edu for assistance.

Can I get a book from the library myself?

If you are on campus during the closure and borrow books from the library, please email request@law.ucla.edu with the authors/titles of the books and we will check them out to you.

Questions for Departments or Administrators

What if I or my students have questions best directed toward departments or administrators?

Please contact UCLA Law's COVID-19 Task Force at taskforce@law.ucla.edu. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Remote Instruction

Procedures for Returning to Campus

These reminders only apply if you are currently coming to campus or are planning to do so. As per the campus announcement on June 30, faculty and staff who are successfully working from home and are not scheduled to teach a course with an in-person component or are necessary to be in-person to support instruction and/or other essential services, should continue to work from home until January 4, 2021 unless directed otherwise.

Daily Symptom Monitoring: per the campus announcement on April 28th, if you are coming to campus, even only occasionally, you must complete a symptom monitoring survey each day before you come to campus. To sign up, please go the to the UCLA symptom monitoring website. It is essential to complete this before every visit to campus to limit the chance that symptomatic people will enter our building.  It is also necessary so that the university has information about who is in the Law building if it needs to perform contact tracing because someone with whom you may have come in contact has subsequently developed symptoms. 

COVID-19 Returning to Work on Campus eCourse: around June 23, you should have received an email to complete this eCourse required training from email: C19Support@ehs.ucla.edu. If you did not receive it, please check your spam folder to see if it went there. If you still can’t find it, you can go directly to the Learning Management System (LMS) at: http://lms.ucla.edu. Login in with your UCLA credentials, click Required Trainings and click the Start button to launch the course. The training should take less than 30 minutes to complete. Employees (including faculty) who are already working on campus should have completed the training by July 31. For all other employees, the course must be completed before you return to work on campus or in other UCLA facilities, or by December 31, whichever occurs first.

Plans for Ramping up Research Activities

Per Dean Mnookin’s May 27th email (linked below), before anyone can return to the office for research purposes, you will need to fill out an operational plan (linked below). That plan needs to be approved prior to any research return to campus and it must include a description as to why it is valuable or important for you to be able to return to campus rather than continue to work remotely. Faculty coming to campus to prepare for teaching only need to complete the training course and daily symptom monitoring. See the COVID-19 Returning to Work on Campus eCourse section in the box above.