Friday, March 13, 2020
Regents Still Planning to Meet at UCLA
IMPORTANT: REDUCING RISKS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AT THE MARCH 2020 REGENTS MEETING
The University of California is vigilantly monitoring and responding to new information about the coronavirus (COVID-19). UC has determined that the March 2020 Regents meeting will be held as scheduled, with certain precautions to protect the health of all participants.
• None of the precautions will interfere with full public participation and comment on the Regents agenda. Subject to the requirements below, any members of the public who wish to engage in regular in-person public comment will be permitted to do so, under the usual public comment procedures outlined on the Regents website.
• That said, members of the public do not need to attend the meeting in order to deliver their comments on agenda items to the Regents.
o Written comments may be mailed or emailed in advance of the meeting to the Regents Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and will be distributed to members of the Board, or its appropriate committee, prior to beginning of the Board or committee meeting.
o While every effort will be made to distribute your comments to the Regents in advance of the session to which they pertain, in order to assure that the Regents have adequate time to review them, your comments should be received no later than 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16th, and should clearly identify the agenda item being addressed.
• Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting via livestream through the Regents website.
• Individuals should not attend the meeting in person if they have a cough, runny nose or fever (regardless of the presumed cause). Persons exhibiting such symptoms will be turned away from the meeting site.
• Individuals should not attend the meeting in person if they have travelled within the past 14 days to an area identified by the CDC as having a Level 3 Travel Health Notice due to COVID19.
• It is recommended that individuals at higher risk of severe illness not attend the meeting in person (including people with underlying health conditions and older adults).
• The public seating area will be rearranged to reduce close physical proximity.
Everyone who does attend the meeting in person should engage in everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
o Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
o Minimize close contact with others (e.g., no hand shaking or hugging).
o Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash. Then wash your hands with soap and water.
o Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.