LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Three UCLA students were tested by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for COVID-19, the university said Friday.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block says all three students were self-isolating off campus and their tests were being expedited by the Department of Public Health.
Late Friday night, Block said in a statement that all three tests came back negative.
“There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time,” he said. “At the same time, we must be prepared for a confirmed case in the future, given the growing number of cases in our state and city. We will continue to remain prepared and ready.”
Good news: All 3 UCLA students tested negative for #coronavirus.
— UCLA (@UCLA) March 7, 2020
Health officials have not made any recommendations to suspend campus operations, like modifying class schedules, according to the university.
UCLA will host a meeting Monday to address student and faculty inquiries on COVID-19.
The university has been making a number of changes over the concerns of coronavirus. UCLA updated its travel restrictions on study abroad programs Thursday, barring travel to all regions with Level 3 warnings, including mainland China, South Korea, Italy and Iran, and is discouraging all other nonessential international travel.
Some bullets here:
• No official university travel to all regions with Level 3 Travel Warnings.
• We strongly discourage personal travel to these regions
• Travelers coming from these areas must self-isolate for 14 days, in accordance @CDCgov.
— UCLA (@UCLA) March 6, 2020
The campus’ Nowruz, or Iranian New Year, celebration that was scheduled for Sunday has been canceled.
Due to the evolving risk associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, and LA County's official declaration of emergency, Farhang Foundation regrets to inform everyone that this year’s Nowruz Celebrations at UCLA on 3/8, & the Darya Dadvar concert at are now officially cancelled. pic.twitter.com/4eTsMiO5tY
— Farhang Foundation (@farhangfound) March 5, 2020
All meet-and-greet events and public autograph sessions with UCLA athletes were postponed until further notice, but all games and matches would continue as scheduled, the university said Wednesday.