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Coronavirus Guidance for CNSI Facilities


On March 19, 2020 Los Angeles County (PDF) and the City of Los Angeles (PDF), among other nearby jurisdictions, ordered all residents to observe “Safer at Home” orders which are actions similar to those of other large metropolitan areas attempting to limit the spread of COVID-19. Educational institutions, like UCLA, are subject to these orders but are considered essential businesses. The California NanoSystems Institute will modify operations accordingly, with the exception of those that are essential and cannot be conducted remotely.

Please see temporary operational guidelines below:

  • Essential experiments and essential research personnel may continue, but only with the approval of designated leadership within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
  • All CNSI business units will continue to function, either at a remote capacity, or on-site at moderated staffing levels. Please plan to contact CNSI administrative and technical staff for your needs by email (CNSI directory).
  • CNSI will continue to provide building operations support at a decreased staffing level.
    • Modified loading dock hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 2:00PM.
    • We request that you plan to pick up packages when alerted via email. Except for research projects approved by the Vice Chancellor for Research, no new research supplies should be purchased at this time.
  • We strongly recommend that all meetings be conducted remotely, UCLA is providing Zoom services to all faculty, staff, and studendt, which can be accessed via this link:
  • CNSI will suspend all public events until further notice.
  • For those required to work on-site, every possible accommodation should be made to ensure that social distancing at a minimum of 6-feet away from one another is put into practice.

Last but not least, we ask that if any of our community members are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), that you let us know. We will work with you to inform any colleagues that may need to be aware of the circumstances, while also retaining your privacy. Please know that your safety and well-being is our top priority.

We thank you for your cooperation at this time. The most current information is always available at UCLA’s COVID-19 websiteBruins Safe Online and UCLA’s Twitter feed, which are all updated regularly.