What should I do if I think I have coronavirus (COVID-19)?
If you have symptoms like fever, new cough or difficulty breathing, contact your doctor by phone before coming into a clinic or hospital. Many primary care and specialty care providers have the capability to do a video visit (virtual visit).
Most people with coronavirus (COVID-19) will get better without the need for hospitalization.
Separate yourself from other people in your home. Do not go to work, school, or public areas and avoid public transportation.
Treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19) includes supportive care, like taking fluids and medications as well as getting rest, to help relieve symptoms.
What should I do if I'm working on campus?
If you are working on campus to perform essential functions or for any other reason:
You are now required to monitor yourself for symptoms of the coronavirus and are required to receive a clearance certificate from the UCLA symptom monitoring website before beginning work each day. For complete instructions and details, click here. Highlights:
Faculty, trainees and staff who have internet access will monitor themselves prior to reporting to campus each day by logging into the UCLA symptom monitoring website and answering a few questions about their health status. The survey should take no more than five minutes. Employees who are not able to take the survey remotely will be required to complete it on campus at a designated survey kiosk prior to beginning work each day. Upon completion of the survey, the system will either send an email with a clearance certificate or direct you to call the UCLA Infection Prevention Hotline at 310-267-3300 for instructions prior to returning to work.
This requirement applies to all DGSOM personnel, including researchers in labs.
This requirement DOES NOT APPLY to those who are working remotely.
This requirement DOES NOT APPLY to health care workers at UCLA Health who are performing essential health care duties. They will continue to follow a similar but separate set of protocols established by UCLA Health.
Should I wear a facemask?
As of Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 am, UCLA Health is moving from permissive masking and implementing Universal Masking for all hospitals and clinics.
Please review this poster for masking tips. This policy replaces the prior permissive masking policy. Thank you for all that you are doing to keep yourself, each other and our patients safe!
Facemasks on campus
If you are on campus (indoor or outdoor), you must wear cloth face coveringsif: 1) you will be in contact with others for 10 minutes or more, and 2) a distance of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained. This policy will therefore pertain to all researchers except those working in isolation.
The cloth face coverings do not need to be medical grade.
This requirement applies to all DGSOM personnel, including those who need to come to campus to work on approved Essential Experiments or assist with lab maintenance duties.
Exceptions to this requirement include individuals performing roles that require more prescriptive personal protective equipment. These individuals are exempt from face cloth coverings because they are wearing more specialized protective gear as required by their roles.
Employees who need cloth facing coverings should speak with their department CAO. Department administrators are asked to fill out this Cloth Face Covering Request Form for their team members who meet the criteria above.
Facemasks in public
Mayor Garcetti recently announced that all Angelenos should begin wearing non-medical face coverings while in public. He stressed that medical -grade face coverings - such as N95 and surgical masks - should not be worn by the general public or essential workers who are not in the medical field.