Statement to UCLA Black Alumni Association Community Regarding COVID-19
To UBAA Members, Sponsors, and Supporters,
While there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA, the health of UBAA members, officers, and guests are at the forefront of our policies and guidelines. We are relying on UCLA and the Chancellor’s office, who in turn are working closely with federal, state and county officials, to guide us on appropriate steps and actions.
It is with guidance received from officials that the UBAA Board has decided to postpone the Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Gala originally scheduled on March 14, 2020 to a later date. We have also canceled the Ski Trip scheduled for March 27-29, 2020.
The Board decision is aligned with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block's notice to the campus community that the University would suspend in-person classes from March 11 to April 10, 2020. While campus and its essential services remain open, including housing, hospitals, clinics and research laboratories, the new policy requires that all in-person campus gatherings of more than 100 people be suspended or postponed.
UCLA enacted this policy as a safety precaution to keep UCLA communities safe.
All Winston C. Doby Legacy Scholarship Gala ticket holders will receive additional information on the rescheduled date. If you purchased tickets and would like to speak directly to UBAA for additional assistance, please contact us at email@example.com.
All Ski Trip ticket holders will receive additional information on the next steps. If you purchased tickets and would like to speak directly to UBAA for additional assistance, or a refund, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE that a refund effort will take time and your patience on this is appreciated.
For our UBAA community members who generously forego a ticket refund, we express genuine gratitude as ticket sales contribute to scholarships for incoming African American UCLA students.
We will continue to work in coordination with UCLA and the Chancellor’s office, who in turn are working closely with federal, state and county officials for additional changes, including any updates to events occurring after April 10. We will keep the UBAA community informed of the gala rescheduling.
For additional resources and information about UCLA’s response to COVID-19, please visit the UCLA COVID-19 website.
UCLA BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION