COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

The persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges to UCLA and other institutions of higher education. The university must manage the current situation while preparing for the medium- and longer-term effects of the pandemic to its academic and administrative operations. In particular, the campus needs to address the extra burdens placed on faculty, staff, and students by remote education and work as well as the challenges faced in promoting campus health and safety. 

UC Vice-President Carrie Byington suggested that we must prepare for up to two years of direct effects of the pandemic and longer for indirect effects. A key challenge is to learn to “live” with the Coronavirus without downplaying questions of safety and health for the campus community. Consequently, UCLA must plan not only for the Fall 2020 Term but also prepare for the eventual return to campus when the public health situation subsides.

CRRTF Organizational Structure

See below for the charge and membership of each group

  • Emergency Management Policy Group / Senior Leadership Cabinet
     
  • The Charge

    The Emergency Management Policy Group (EMPG), primarily comprised of members of Chancellor Block's leadership cabinet, convenes during emergency incidents or crises that impact UCLA facilities or the campus community. The EMPG coordinates with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to evaluate the hazards and the potential risk to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors and then directs the campus communications and response, issuing directives and implementing policies when necessary.

    Although the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force will inform the EMPG and make recommendations regarding the campus response, the EMPG will ultimately make all decisions regarding campus operations. During the pandemic this has been particularly challenging as UCLA's response and any mitigation practices must comply with all state and county public health orders, which are revised frequently in response to local conditions.

    Chair

    Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor

    Members

    Gene Block, Chancellor 
    Gregg Goldman, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer 
    Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Yolanda Gorman, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Chief of Staff
    Martin Jarmond, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
    Kathleen Komar, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
    Michael Levine, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost 
    John Mazziotta, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer for UCLA Health 
    Jennifer Mnookin, Dean and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law, School of Law
    Louise Nelson, Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs
    Mary Osako, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
    David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities and Professor and Chair for Asian Languages and Cultures, College of Letters and Sciences
    Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity Diversity and Inclusion
    Rhea Turteltaub, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs
    Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities

    Advisors

    Colin Dimock, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment, Health and Safety 
    Ricardo Barboza, Fire Marshal
    Tony Lee, Chief of UCLA Police, UCPD
    Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Human Resources 
    Lisa Martin, Director of the Emergency Operations Center and Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management
    Anthony Solana, Director of Employee and Labor Relations at Campus Human Resources
    Emily Rose, Assistant Provost and Chief of Staff to the EVCP

  • COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force

  • The Charge

    The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force is charged with planning and monitoring ongoing efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and develop recommendations to enable members of the UCLA community to teach, learn, discover, and work in a sustainable manner.

    The Task Force efforts will include, but not be limited to:

    -Provide recommendations to mitigate the spread of the virus to the campus community and to facilitate teaching, learning, and research in ways that minimizes burdens on faculty, students, and staff.
    -Consider how the campus can best prepare for and manage the periodic easing and reinstating of Safer at Home restrictions. 
    -Incorporate the principles of equity and inclusion in response and recovery actions associated with this pandemic that has highlighted the impacts of inequities in our society on our campus community.
    -Consider ways the campus can better support faculty, staff, and students perform their best work and realize the best educational experience they can under the circumstances.
    -Prepare for and imagine what sustained challenges and opportunities might exist when pandemic-related restrictions are lifted.  Consider what permanent changes may need to be made to campus practices and how to sustain the unique value of a residential teaching and research institution.


    Co-Chairs

    Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor
    Megan McEvoy, Professor, Institute for Society and Genetics, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

    Members

    Oneyebuchi Arah, Professor of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health
    Amy Blum, Managing Counsel, Legal Affairs
    Anna Spain Bradley, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    Susan Ettner, Dean of Graduate Education
    Renee Fortier, Chair, CRRTF Operational Response Working Group
    Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education
    Monroe Gorden, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
    Musibau Francis Jimoh, President, Graduate Student Association
    Peter Katona, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA Infections Disease

    Miranda Kim, Past Student, Econ/Psychology, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Jody Kreiman, Chair, Academic Senate
    Joy Kruger, President, Staff Assembly

    Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Human Resources
    Jennifer Mnookin, Dean, Law School
    Chaitali Mukherjee, 
    Executive Director, Ashe Student Health
    Mary Osako, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Communications
    Suzanne Seplow, Assistant Vice Chancellor Student Development & Health 
    Michelle A. Sityar, Chief of Staff, UCLA Administration
    Lucy Tseng, Regional Director, San Gabriel Valley, Development
    Daniel Uslan, Co-Chief Infection Prevention Officer, UCLA Health, Clinical Chief, Infectious Diseases
    Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities
    Breeze Velazquez, President, Undergraduate Students Association
    Shane White, Past Chair of the Academic Senate and Professor of Dentistry at the School of Dentistry

  • Case Management Team

  • The Charge

    The Case Management Team will be responsible for:

    -Ongoing review and assessment of pivot criteria per the UCLA COVID-19 Pivot Plan and Decision Matrix relative to campus operations. 
    -Review and evaluate campus and community transmission levels of COVID-19 and the resulting administration of testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine.  
    -Recommend changes to mitigations and/or protocols to respond to case fluctuations and evolving public health guidelines 
    -Review COVID-19 clusters and outbreaks and identify response actions as appropriate. 
    -Monitor evolving local, state and federal guidelines and directives, as well as any new rapidly evolving information in the literature. 
    -Advise the CRRTF on policy and operational pivots based on the above information.

     

    Chair

    Michael Beck, Administrative Vice Chancellor

    Members

    Margaret Armbruster, Executive Director, Emergency & Trauma Services & Clinical Regulatory Affairs
    Richard Azar, Chief Operating Officer, UCLA Medical Center
    Amy Blum, Managing Campus Counsel
    Renee Fortier, Chair, Operation Response
    Peter Katona, Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Adjunct Professor of Public Health (Epidemiology)
    Lisa Martin, Director, Emergency Management
    Megan McEvoy, Co-Chair CRRTF, Past Chair, Undergraduate Council
    Chaitali Mukherjee, Executive Director, UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center
    Michelle A. Sityar, Chief of Staff, UCLA Administration
    Daniel Uslan, Co-Chief Infection Prevention Officer, UCLA Health, Clinical Chief, Infectious Diseases

  • Education Working Group

  • The Charge

    The Education Working Group will:

    -Review and approve onsite courses based on LADPH guidelines for higher education.
    -Ensure approved onsite courses adhere to LADPH guidelines for higher education.
    -Update deans and departments on LADPH regulations and guidelines regarding in-person instruction.

    Chair

    Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education

    Members

    Susan Ettner, Dean of Graduate Education
    Adriana Galván, Dean of Undergraduate Education
    Kathleen Bawn, Undergraduate Council Chair
    Andrea Kasko, Associate Professor, Bioengineering
    Leah Lievrouw, Graduate Council Chair
    Frank Wada, University Registrar

  • Operational Response Working Group

  • The Charge

    The Operational Response Working Group will:

    -Facilitate campus signage in support of Covid-19 mitigation measures.
    -Advise staff on cleaning and disinfecting.
    -Coordinate the logistics for cloth face coverings, sanitizer, PPE and other Covid-19 related supplies.
    -Oversee building management including closures, reopening, security, egress and HVAC and related issues.
    -Manage telework guidelines and resources.

    Chair

    Renee Fortier, Special Assistant to Administrative Vice Chancellor

    Members

    Clinton Bench, Director, Fleet & Transit
    Lauren Santillana Berghell, Integrated Marketing & Communications Manager
    Dave Karwaski, Director, Mobility Planning & Traffic Systems
    Magyn Kydd, Creative Director, Marketing & Communications
    Chris Lechner, Data Analytics & Strategic Project Manager
    Alyssa Leiva, Controlled Substance Program Administrator
    Lisa Martin, Director, Emergency Management
    Dean Malilay, Director, Insurance & Risk Management
    Tizrah Nuno, Commuter & Parking Services
    Bryan Ruiz, Director Research Safety
    Helen Sutton, Manager, Information Technology
    Charles Turner, Executive Director, Financial & Administrative Services
    Steve Wang, Business Procurement Manager
    Justin Wisor,Director, Custodial & Grounds
    Nitin Yadav, Project Manager, ITS

     

  • Past CRRTF and Working Group Members

  • Past Members

    Pouria Abassi, Executive Director & CEO, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Guy Adams, Division Area Director, ASUCLA, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Allison Akbaroff, Senior Safety Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Chair
    Charles Alexander, Associate Vice Provost, Student Diversity / Director, Academic Advancement Program / Adjunct Associate Professor, Student Life & Housing Working Group
    Jessica Alexander, Past President, Staff Assembly – CRRTF, Wellness and Workload Expectations Working Group
    Lindsay Anderson, Project specialist, Geffen Academy, PreK-12 Working Group
    Pete Angelis, M.B.A., Assistant Vice Chancellor, Housing and Hospitality, Student Life & Housing Working Group, Public Health Compliance Working Group, Infection Control Working Group
    Lucy Avetisyan, Chief Information Officer, Reinventing UCLA Working Group
    Eraka Bath, M.D., Vice Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Semel Institute, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Rosina Becerra, Professor and Chair, Department of Spanish and Portuguese CRRTF
    Susan Beeson, Chief Development Officer, Geffen Academy, PreK-12 Working Group
    Bob Bilder, Professor, UCLA Psych & Biobehavioral Sciences, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Maria Blandizzi, Past Dean of Students, Student Life & Housing Working Group
    John Bollard, Past Chief of Operations UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Anita Bralock, Associate Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Nursing, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Zulieka Bravo, USAC Transfer Student Representative, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Joseph Bristow, Distinguished Professor of English and former Chair, UCLA Academic Senate, Co-Chair, Reinventing UCLA Working Group
    Joseph Callahan, Assistant Biosafety Officer, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Sybyll Catalan, Head of School, Geffen Academy, PreK-12 Working Group
    Jessica Cattelino, Professor, Research Continuity Working Group
    Asiroh Cham, CAO, History, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Erika P. Chau, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Personnel, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Tina Christie, Wasserman Dean/Prof of Education, Student Life & Housing Working Group
    Judy Consales, Associate University Librarian, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Amanda Cruz, Senior Safety Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Soraya de Chadarevian, History/Institute for Society and Genetics/Council of Research Rep, Research Continuity Working Group
    Annabelle de St. Maurice, Co-Chair Infectious Diseases, UCLA Health CRRTF, Case Management Team
    Mick Deluca, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Life, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Christopher DeMasi, Research Consultant, Administration Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Devin Dillon, Superintendent, PreK-12 Operations, PreK-12 Working Group
    Colin Dimock, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enivornmental, Health & Safety, Research Continuity Working Group
    Sarah Dundish, Director Housing Services & Strategic Initiatives, Student Life & Housing Working Group, Infection Control Working Group
    Sam Elias, Assistant Medical Director, Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Eric Esrailian, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Annamarie Francois, Executive Director, Center X, School of Education and Information Studies, PreK-12 Working Group
    Lindsey Goldstein, Acting Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Laura Gong, Undergraduate Student Representative, Research Continuity Working Group
    Nina Gonzales, Safety Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Yolanda Gorman, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Chief of Staff CRRTF
    Amanda Gracian, USAC Representative, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Alma Guerrero, UCLA Pediatrics - Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Wellness & Workload Expectation Working Group
    Edward Ha, Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Reem Hanna-Harwell, Assistant, Dean of Humanities, Reinventing UCLA Working Group, Operational Response Working Group
    Frank Higbie, Professor of History, Faculty in Residence, Student Life & Housing Working Group
    Nancy Holt, MD, Chief of Medical Service UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Dick Jackson, Professor, UCLA Public Health and Environmenal Sciences, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Anna Joyce, Director, Administrative Policies & Strategic Initiatives, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Shawn Kang,  Sr. Director, Human Strategy for DGSOM & UCLA Health, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer - UCLA, Operational Response Working Group
    Bill Kisliuk, Senior Executive Director of Media Relations, Strategic Communications Working Group Co-Chair
    Brian Kite, Interim Dean, Television, Film, Theatre, Research Continuity Working Group
    Jennifer Klahn, Director, Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration, Research Continuity Working Group
    Adrienne Lavine, Associate Vice Provost, CAT, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Georgia Lazo, Principal, UCLA Lab School, PreK-12 Working Group
    Dr. Carlos Lerner, UCLA Health, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, PreK-12 Working Group
    Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Human Resources
    Jian Li, PhD, MD, Professor, Fielding School of Public Health and UCLA School of Nursing, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Tracie Lockwood, Associate Director, Youth Programs, Recreation, PreK-12 Working Group
    Renate Lux, Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Research Continuity Working Group
    Sabrina Lux, CAO, Psychology and IDP, PreK-12 Working Group
    Victoria Marks (WAC, A&A), Professor, World Arts & Cutures, Teaching & Learning Working Group, Research Continuity Working Group
    Becky Mancuso-Winding, Executive Director, UCLA Health, Strategic Community and Business Relations, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Kelsey C. Martin, Immediate Past Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine CRRTF
    Marcia Martinez, Director of Operations, ECE, PreK-12 Working Group
    Eric Matsuura, Section Chief for Planning, Emergency Operations Center, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group, Operational Response Working Group
    Muriel McClendon, Associate Professor, History, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Claire McCluskey, Associate Registrar, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Erinn McMahan, Executive Director, UCLA Recreation, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Michael Meranze, Past Chair Academic Senate and Past Chair CRRTF
    Craig Merlic, Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochem, Teaching & Learning Working Group, Research Continuity Working Group
    Kathleen Micham, Assistant Dean, Physical Sciences, Research Continuity Working Group
    Tannaz Moin, Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Chriss Mott, Lecturer and TA Coordinator, Unit 18, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Michelle Moyer, Director of Business, Compliance & Legal Affairs, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Amrit Nagra, Director of Clinical Operations, Arthur Ashe tudent Health and Wellness Center, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Jason Napolitano, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Alexandra Norris, Senior Safety Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Joshua O’Connor, Associate Director of Leadership and Involvement, UCLA Office of Residential Life, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Daniel Paek, Safety Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Tina Pedone, Director, Clinical Informatics & Quality, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Arpine Panosyan, COVID Coordinator, ECE, PreK-12 Working Group
    Michael Pfeffer, Assistant Vice Chancellor, CIO UCLA Health Sciences, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Jeannine Pham, Sr. Conference Planning Manager, Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Dr. Mike Prelip, UCLA Health, Professor and Chair, Public Health, PreK-12 Working Group
    Jody Priselac, Associate Dean, Community Programs, School of Education and Information Studies, PreK-12 Working Group
    Erin Quinn, Director, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, & Building Operations, Operational Response Working Group
    Christina Read, Commissioner, Student Wellness Council, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Janice L. Reiff, Past Special Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost – CRRTF, Chair Teaching and Learning Working Group
    Naomi Riley, Past President, Undergraduate Students Association Council – CRRTF, Infection
    Control Working Group, Public Health Compliance Working Group, Student Life Working Group

    Anne Rimoin, Director of the Center for Global and Immigrant Health, Infection Control Working Group
    Adelisa Robles, Senior Safety Specialist, Wellness & Workload Expectation Working Group, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Ted Robles, Professor, Psychology, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Nancy Rodriguez, Chief Administrative Officer, Geffen Academy, PreK-12 Working Group
    Jasmine Rush, Associate Dean of Students & Dir, Office of Student Conduct, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Adam Saby, MD, Occupational Health, Department of Emergency Medicine, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Tony Sandoval, Director of Community Programs Office, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    JP Santos, Past GSA President – CRRTF, Research Continuity Working Group, Student Life Working Group, Wellness and Workload Working Group
    Shanna Shaked, Sr. Associate Director, Cntr for Education Innovation & Learning in the Sciences, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Jennifer Silvers, Faculty, Assistant Professor Psychology, PreK-12 Working Group
    Wendy Slusser, Associate Vice Provost, Past Chair Wellness and Workload Expectations Working Group, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Steve Smale, Vice Dean for Research-DGSOM, Research Continuity Working Group
    Lisa Snyder, Director, Research Technology Group IDRE, Data/IT, Research Continuity Working Group
    Patricia Solomon, Student Union Manager, USUCLA, Student Life & Housing Working Group
    Virginia Steel, University Librarian, Research Continuity Working Group
    Jim Stigler, Professor, Psychology, Teaching & Learning Working Group
    Eileen Louise Strempel, Dean, Herb Alpert School of Music, Student Life & Housing Working Group
    Christine Tafoya, Biosafety Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Sarika Thakur, Executive Director, Executive MBA Admissions, Wellness & Workload Expectations Working Group
    Jose Ubeda, Environmental Health Specialist, EHS & Campus Protocol Review Working Group
    Dawn Upchurch, Professor, UCLA Pub Health-Community Health Sciences, Symptom Monitoring & Testing Working Group
    Nancy Velasquez, CAO, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, Reinventing UCLA Working Group  
    Kirk White, Assistant Director, Student Conduct, Public Health Compliance Working Group
    Jordan Wood, Project Coordinator, Business Transformation Office, Operational Response Working Group
    Dr. Nava Yeganeh, UCLA Health, Infectious Disease Pediatrics, PreK-12 Working Group
    Steven Yu, Chief Administrative Officer/CFO, School of Law, Reinventing UCLA Working Group