UCLA discontinues several COVID-19 test distribution, drop-off locations
The Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center is pictured. The Infectious Diseases Management Team announced that certain COVID-19 testing collection boxes and vending machines will be discontinued, effective Jan. 13. (Daily Bruin file photo)
By Aditi Kumar
Jan. 12, 2023 1:43 p.m.
This post was updated Jan. 12 at 11:33 p.m.
UCLA will discontinue four COVID-19 surveillance testing collection boxes and three vending machines Friday because of low use, the university announced in an email Wednesday.
Tim Groeling and Michelle Sityar, co-chairs of the Infectious Diseases Management Team, said seven distribution centers, 22 collection boxes and 10 vending machines will remain available for use.
The discontinued collection boxes were located at the University Apartments South, Ackerman Union (A Level), Gayley Center front desk and Hammer Museum front desk, according to the email. Vending machines no longer available for use include those from the Facilities Management NW Area (employee only), Anderson School Courtyard and Ackerman Union (A Level). Notices have been posted at the locations listed above.
According to the email, UCLA will continue wastewater testing and continues to recommend indoor masking and weekly testing.
“As we continue to manage the impacts of COVID-19, we appreciate everyone’s efforts to incorporate mitigation strategies into personal practice in the absence of state and local public health requirements,” Groeling and Sityar said in the emailed statement.