Due to recent restrictions that have asked all Los Angeles residents to be safer at home, we wanted to provide an update about how UCLA ITS is working during this period.

Through the end of the quarter, UCLA is converting to all online classes. Therefore, all student workers, staff and faculty at UCLA ITS will be working remotely. UCLA ITS will continue its research and support of students while all employees remain safely at home. We will still respond to emails and phone calls and operations will continue as usual, especially during this period of new graduate student admission.

We have canceled or postponed all upcoming events and gatherings. Our leadership is considering how to offer the same high-value content for our annual Downtown Forum, which is usually scheduled in the spring, and we will share new developments as they arise. In the meantime, our affiliated center Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies will adjust the format of their upcoming transportation-themed event. InterActions LA: Uplifting Women’s Safety in Transportation will be held as a virtual event on Friday, April 3 and we encourage you to sign up!

We continue to follow the guidance of our local leaders with regard to containment strategy. Here are a few tips for how to avoid spreading the virus:

  • Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue and not your hands. Dispose of the tissue.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work and school.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home and do not travel or report to work.
  • Practice healthy habits: Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

For the latest campus updates, visit www.ucla.in/coronavirus.