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Dear Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community,

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department has been working hard and meeting daily to monitor and plan for COVID-19/Coronavirus and the safety of the EEB community. We understand that we live in very uncertain times and, with news about the virus changing rapidly, it is hard to digest everything we are reading and hearing from all of the different news outlets. Please know the EEB department is committed to working in everyone’s best interest—students, faculty, staff, and community at large.

We have been mandated by the Chancellor’s Office, Academic Senate, and Faculty Executive Committee to move forward with the actions listed below in the best interest of everyone’s healthy and safety. We are working with the equitable nature of everyone in mind to ensure the most constructive solution is taken for the greater good. We thank you for your understanding, compassion, and, above all else, patience through this time.

Through all of the anxiety and heightened concerns we have heard, we have clearly seen our campus community embrace the prevention and precautionary measures to help us all fight the spread of COVID-19 together.

To limit the spread of COVID-19, UCLA enacted the following changes effective March 18th:

1. All nonessential staff will be working remotely until January 4, 2021.
2. All Fall 2020 courses, including discussion sections and labs, will move to a remote format. There will not be any group field trips.
3. University facilities will remain open, including housing, hospitals, and clinics.
4. All in-person gatherings and events hosted by the department are suspended. In the fall, EEB seminars will be virtual.

Sincerely,

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology