From the LA Times today: Three UCLA students are being tested for the coronavirus by the Los Angeles County Departement of Public Health, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block told students in a message early Friday morning.
The students are self-isolating off campus. Block did not disclose their relationship or possible connection to an exposure.
There are currently no positive cases for COVID-19 on the UCLA campus. Block said that school officials are “actively monitoring and responding to the situation” and will keep students privy to any updates.
“At this time, there have been no recommendations by [the health department] to suspend campus operations, including modifying class schedules,” Block said...
The actual emailed message from the chancellor is below: To the Campus Community:
We learned tonight that three UCLA students are being tested for COVID-19 by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). All three students are self-isolating off campus.
To be clear, no one on the UCLA campus has tested positive for COVID-19.
LACDPH has committed to expediting these tests for UCLA. As soon as we learn the results, we will inform you of any campus impacts.
Understandably, some of you may be wondering about the status of classes and campus operations in general. We are actively monitoring and responding to the situation and will continue to follow the guidance of public health agencies. At this time, there have been no recommendations by LACDPH to suspend campus operations, including modifying class schedules.
While situations like these often create uncertainty and concern, please be assured that the safety and well-being of the entire UCLA community remains our top priority, and we will continue to provide you with the most reliable and up-to-date information possible on UCLA’s COVID-19 website.
If you develop flu-like symptoms, seek medical attention. Students should call the Ashe Center Infection Control Line at 310-206-6217 and faculty and staff should call their health care providers. Please always call ahead before arriving. As always, emergency preparedness information can be found at Bruins Safe Online.